Careers

The GEOHAB Careers web page is designed to bring together habitat mapping practitioners – industry, academia, government, and students – to share information about employment opportunities, postdoctoral positions and research opportunities that may be of interest.

Open position :


Organization:

IFREMER (French Research Institute for Oceanography) – Underwater Acoustics Laboratory

Title:

Post-Doc – Backscatter Measurement and Processing for Multibeam Echosounders

Location:

Brest, France

Application Deadline:

31/12/2014

Posted:

01/10/2014

Position Description:

R&D works (12 to 18 months) on backscatter measurements by multibeam echosounders: field calibration methods, definition of reference seafloor areas, data processing.

Required Skills:

PhD (obtained less than 3 years ago) in underwater acoustics, remote sensing, geophysics, telecommunications.

Preferred Skills:

Sonar systems, seafloor-mapping

Email:

lurton@ifremer.fr



Organization:

fisheries and Marine Institute of Memorial University of Newfoundland

Title:

Canada Research Chair in Ocean Mapping

Location:

St. John’s, NL

Application Deadline:

15/07/2016

Posted:

8/6/2016

Position Description:

We are seeking candidates in the area of Ocean Mapping, and invite scholars with an interdisciplinary background and strong record of research accomplishment in all relevant natural or applied science disciplines to apply. Our ideal candidate will be able to work at the interface of acoustic or laser data acquisition, processing and interpretation for ocean mapping and integrate with other active research programs in AUV systems and sensor development and deployment at Memorial University. The research focus of the Chair should address key knowledge gaps in ocean mapping science and be able to successfully apply this knowledge to emerging environmental, resource or societal challenges in our oceans.  The successful candidate will demonstrate a significant interest in developing and/or collaborating on programs of research in Newfoundland and Labrador as part of their overall research agenda, and in keeping with Memorial’s Strategic Research Framework, . An ability to secure external research funding (including Tri-Agency funding) and attract outstanding graduate students are strong expectations of the Chair. The successful Tier 2 candidate will have an excellent publication record in a field relevant to the Chair’s mandate, and have a record of public engagement and knowledge mobilization, as well as be expected to work effectively in an interdisciplinary environment.

Required Skills:

For this opportunity, the appointment will be at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with the qualifications of the candidate. In addition, for the duration of the term (i.e., 5 years, possible renewable for one additional 5 year term), the Chair holder will receive a minimum of $95,000 per year in research funding, including graduate student and technical support (i.e., to be spent in accordance with the Chairs Secretariat’s policy on use of Chair funds), and a reduced teaching load.

Preferred Skills:

Email:

Please send applications electronically to:  A.VPA@mi.mun.ca 


Organization:

Deakin Univerisity

Title:

PhD Scholarship in Marine Habitat Mapping and MPA Assessment

Location:

Warrnambool, Victoria, Australia

Application Deadline:

01/07/2016

Posted:

12/06/2016

Position Description:

This PhD scholarship would be part of a project funded by Parks Victoria with a focus on the assessment of MPAs in the state waters off Victoria, Australia. Parks Victoria has established extensive marine research and monitoring programs for the MPAs that address important management challenges, focussing both on improving baseline knowledge of the MPAs as well as applied management questions not being addressed by others. This project includes five main components: (1) develop a full bathymetry map for Bunurong Marine National Park (MNP) and habitat maps for both Bunurong and Wilsons Promontory MNPs, (2) establish IMOS Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) monitoring sites inside and outside Wilson Promontory MNP as part of the national AUV monitoring program, (3) test, refine and implement proposed new methods for subtidal reef surveys using an AUV and other recent advances in technology, (4) test, refine and implement new methods for intertidal reef surveys using low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), and (5) investigate habitat/species (fish populations and rock lobster) relationships in Wilsons Prom MNP, including use of fisheries independent survey methods to assess rock lobster populations inside and outside the park. The PhD student will contribute to a broader team approach and not be expected to target all aspects of the program and would have freedom to work on other local and global scale projects. For example, the student would have opportunities to work on projects involving tracking data to determine habitat utilisation of marine mammals in Bass Strait with regard to commonwealth MPAs and broader scale studies including global-scale MPA assessments. The project will be hosted by Deakin University’s Centre for Integrative Ecology (CIE, http://cie-deakin.com/) in the School of Life and Environmental Science and supported by Parks Victoria. The project will be supervised by Daniel Ierodiaconou from Deakin University. We are seeking EOIs for a fully-funded PhD Scholarship from candidates with outstanding track records in spatial mapping and analysis. Applicants with experience in marine habitat mapping, acoustic and/or visual mapping methods, underwater video data collection (ROV, AUV, BRUV), spatial statistics, MPA assessment, and GIS are encouraged to apply. EOIs must consist of a 1-2 page cover letter describing your suitability for the position and track record relative to opportunity, as well as a 2 page CV and relevant questions relating to the position.

Required Skills:

Outstanding track record in spatial mapping and analysis.

Preferred Skills:

marine habitat mapping, acoustic and/or visual mapping methods, underwater video data collection (ROV, AUV, BRUV), spatial statistics, MPA assessment, GIS

Email:

mary.young@deakin.edu.au


 

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