If you are interested in using soundscapes to assess marine biodiversity or exploring the potential of ecological informatics in marine ecosystems, please contact us. We are hiring 2 research assistants this year!
Marine ecoacoustics and informatics lab (MEIL) is leading by Dr. Tzu-Hao Lin, a new assistant research fellow in the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica. The goal of MEIL is to facilitate the monitoring of marine ecosystems via remote sensing platforms and to understand how marine biodiversity changes in regional and global scales. Currently, MEIL mainly focuses on the application of machine learning in audio information retrieval. By analyzing the spatio-temporal variations of underwater sounds, we investigate how the ever-growing underwater noise impacts marine animals. Sounds of marine mammals, fishes, invertebrates, and various abiotic sound sources are all relevant to our research targets.
Our study areas including inshore waters, estuaries, coral reefs off Taiwan. Dr. Lin also works with researchers from Japan, Hong Kong, and the Philippines for the “Ocean Biodiversity Listening Project.” Therefore, you will have many chances to visit other countries for collaborative studies. In the future, MEIL will also cover visual-based ecological information and other remote sensing platforms. If you are interested in our research or hope to apply similar techniques in your career, please consider joining us!
- Organize and analyze underwater recordings (or other type or dataset)
- Learn how to use and build tools for ecological informatics
- Writing research reports
- Assist administration work
- Willing to learn or capable of writing codes in Python, R, or Matlab
- Not afraid of seasick, and happy to execute field works
- Self-motivated and responsible, willing to record and share work details through the internet
- Having a background in biology, geology, physics, informatics, or engineering
The position will be started in the middle of April 2020. Following Academia Sinica’s regulation and standard (bachelor: NTD 34356+, master: NTD 40245+) but negotiable depending on experience. Insurance and benefits included. We will provide one laptop and relevant computing facilities during the work. We will also support attending domestic and international workshops and symposiums (mainly for scientific presentations).
To apply, please send the following materials to email@example.com (Please specify “Applications for research assistant” in the Subject):
- The reason why you think you fit this position and your career plan
- List of involved projects, publications, and presentations
- Contact information for 1-2 references (Please make sure your referees agree with the contact)
The Biodiversity Research Center offers a vigorous and diverse research environment. Please visit the website for more information: http://www.biodiv.tw/en/.