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Vacancy: Marine ecosystem acoustics scientist

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Vacancy acoustic scientist at the Wageningen Marine Research, Netherlands

Applications close 3 April 2022

Wageningen Marine Research has a vacancy for a researcher with an academic qualification in acoustics, biological sciences, mathematics, or engineering.

The marine ecosystem acoustics scientist will be able to actively apply (innovative) underwater acoustic monitoring (passive and/or active) techniques and contribute to sustainable resource exploitation in balance with the marine ecosystem.

Underwater acoustic monitoring (passive and active) is an important field of research at Wageningen Marine Research. It provides monitoring observations of certain marine ecosystem components, from marine mammals, fish and plankton resources to seabed habitat types. The acoustic monitoring work undertaken span a wide range of applied research (e.g. in Offshore wind farms) and statutory tasks. The results of this research are used for marine mammal conservation, advising fishermen with regard to selective fishing, for stock assessment and ecological advise with regard to the protection of marine ecosystems.

The expectations of a successful candidate are that you:

  • will analyze data from acoustic ecosystem monitoring projects and report on them
  • will in some cases lead (small) research projects or contribute to the coordination of relevant projects
  • take part in the policy advice process
  • work with private industry and other stakeholders
  • attend relevant international expert fora (particularly within the context of ICES)
  • contribute to the acquisition of new projects and funding
  • (further) develop and apply acoustic monitoring solutions for private clients
  • publish your research in peer-reviewed scientific publications.

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