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The Bioacoustics Research Program (BRP), within the Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Lab), collects and interprets sounds in nature by developing and applying innovative technologies across ecologically relevant scales to inspire and inform conservation of wildlife and habitats. In addition to conducting basic and applied research and technology development, BRP provides bioacoustic monitoring tools, services, and expertise to partners and customers in academia, government, and industry.
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Early Career Scientist-Acoustic Monitoring of Biodiversity
Post Dr Associate
Lab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
The Lab of Ornithology is currently seeking an Early Career Scientist-Post Dr Associate.
This position will contribute to the Cornell Lab's efforts to build detection and classification models that accurately identify a wide variety of bird vocalizations in challenging acoustic environments (for more information visit birdnet.cornell.edu).
Collaborate with computer scientists, acoustic engineers, analysts and ecologists to tackle two primary challenges: 1) reliably detect the occurrence of a bird vocalization in a continuous audio stream at varying background noise conditions; and 2) correctly classify these calls, which may come from a large number of different species (sometimes several hundred), to the species level.
Ph.D. in engineering, computer science or related field, with particular focus in deep learning or signal processing.
Demonstrated experience in algorithm development and structured programming ability.
Experience in scientific programming and the generation of highly complex computer code in Python or Matlab.
Experience developing software tools and algorithms to process acoustics data and applying signal and image processing techniques and theory to visual and acoustic pattern recognition problems required.
Ability to collaborate and conduct research, from conception to completion.
Must have the ability to develop innovative technical solutions.
Ability to work effectively both in a team and independently.
Must have strong communication skills, efficient scientific writing capability, and be proficient in spoken and written English.
Must be able to communicate technical information to nontechnical users.
Experience in acoustic ecology will be advantageous.
Experience in literature review and publishing scientific papers.
Experience with grant writing and budget development helpful.
Hands-on experience with deep learning tools such as TensorFlow, Caffe, Theano or Torch.
Experience developing embedded applications and/or large scale data systems.
Knowledge of software analytical and statistical tools, as well as general tools for graphing and figure drawing.
Experience with gcc, GNU Make, autotools, and shell scripting.
Some experience with Apache and nginx configuration.
The application package consists of a cover letter, CV, and three references letters. Applicants must have received their PhD before beginning their postdoctoral appointment at Cornell but may apply during the final year of their PhD program. Application materials should be sent to Academic Jobs Online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11510. Applications will be accepted until September 30, 2018. The selection committee is chaired by Holger Klinck (email@example.com), Senior Research Associate and Director for the Bioacoustics Research Program.
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