Post-Doc (x2) in conservation and bioacoustics, Kitzes Lab

The Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applications for up to two postdoctoral associates with expertise in bioacoustics, quantitative ecology, ornithology, machine learning, and/or data science. 

Date published: 2021/09/08

The Kitzes Lab at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking applications for up to two postdoctoral associates with expertise in bioacoustics, quantitative ecology, ornithology, machine learning, and/or data science. The ideal candidate will contribute to our long-term goal of developing and applying acoustic survey methods to study the ecology and conservation of birds, frogs, and other sound-producing taxa. Depending on candidate interests and skills, the position may be financially supported by grants from the National Science Foundation, the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation. Potential research areas include using acoustic survey methods to:

  • Identify the direct and indirect drivers of population and community change for birds, frogs, insects, bats, and mammals
  • Spatially localize individual birds and mammals in heterogeneous landscapes using arrays of time-synchronized acoustic recorders
  • Survey populations of rare and endangered frog species at field sites across Pennsylvania, California, Panama, and Brazil
  • Understand the factors driving population change in Golden-Winged Warbler, Wood Thrush, Cerulean Warbler, and other avian species of interest in restored forests across Pennsylvania

The associate will also:

  • Lead the writing of scientific manuscripts
  • Support the writing of research grants
  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students

The start date for the position is flexible, and applicants may join the lab any time between January and June of 2022. The initial appointment will be for one year, with funding available for a second year pending a positive first year review. Postdoctoral Associates at Pitt receive benefits including health insurance, access to libraries and recreational facilities on campus, free access to public transit, and paid vacation days.

Interested applicants should send an email ([email protected]) that includes (1) a cover letter describing your interest in this position, prior research, and plans for future research, (2) your CV, (3) the names of three references, and (4) a writing sample. Review of applications will begin in early September and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please see our lab website and the website of the Department of Biological Sciences for more information about the department, other faculty and students, the university, and the city of Pittsburgh.

 The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets. 

Assignment Category Full-time regular

Campus Pittsburgh

Required Attachments Curriculum Vitae

Optional Attachments Cover Letter

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