The Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh (http://kitzeslab.org) is seeking applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar, Research Assistant, and Graduate Student to work in the areas of bioacoustics, quantitative ecology, avian ecology, machine learning, and/or data science. The ideal candidates will contribute to our long-term goal of developing and applying automated acoustic survey and machine learning methods to study the ecology and conservation of birds, frogs, and other sound-producing taxa. These new hires will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects, including a newly funded NSF Global Center on AI and Biodiversity Change.
Potential general research areas include:
- Understanding the factors driving population change in avian species of conservation concern in restored forests across Pennsylvania
- Surveying rare and endangered frog species at field sites across Pennsylvania, California, Panama, and Brazil to assess population recovery after disease outbreaks
- Surveying and modeling populations of secretive marsh birds in the United States and Canada
- Spatially localizing individual birds and mammals in heterogeneous landscapes using arrays of time-synchronized acoustic recorders
- Developing new machine learning/artificial intelligence methods for identifying sounds of interest in field recordings
More details on the three positions and how to apply are below:
- Postdoctoral Scholar - https://www.kitzeslab.org/postdoc-positions/
- Research Assistant - https://www.kitzeslab.org/research-assistant-positions/
- Graduate Student - https://www.kitzeslab.org/grad-student-positions/
The successful candidates will join a large research group currently consisting of one postdoc, five graduate students, three research assistants, and numerous undergraduate students. Our lab strives to create a supportive and healthy workplace culture, emphasizing collaborative work, active mentorship, effective communication, and professional development for all of our lab members.
Please email Justin ([email protected]) with any questions, and also please circulate to others who may be interested!