Term Employment Opportunity: Glider Research Technician – Dalhousie University


The Dalhousie Glider Group is seeking a self-motivated technical support person with some expertise in physics, computer science, acoustical and/or physical oceanography for a 4-month work term during May-August 2018 (with the possibility of renewal).

The individual will assist with exciting new research conducted by the MEOPAR Whales, Habitat and Listening Experiment project in the Oceanography Department at Dalhousie University. The successful applicant will assist in testing, calibrating and developing processing code for glider-mounted active acoustic echosounders.

They will also help design and develop an adaptive glider path optimization tool by making use of available regional hydrodynamic models, real-time oceanographic data and glider flight data and models. Strong computer programming skills in either MATLAB, Python or R are required. Prior experience working with acoustic instruments, and/or oceanographic sensors, and/or signal processing algorithms and/or autonomous vehicles, and willingness to participate in field work as needed, would be considered strong assets. Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Applicants should send their C.V. and a letter of interest to Dr. Kim Davies (kim.davies@dal.caby 31 March 2018. Hiring date is 1 May 2018.


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