Thread: Postdoc position at Oxford: elephant seismology (including fieldwork, ML, data processing)

Started: 2022-05-17 11:42:17
Last activity: 2022-05-17 11:42:17
We have a postdoc position on offer for 3.5 years in the Zoology (soon
merged into Biology) Dept at Oxford, UK, in close collaboration with
Tarje Nissen-Meyer (Earth Sciences), Andrew Markham (Computer Sciences),
and charity Save the Elephants (Kenya). The nature of this position is
of course truly multidisciplinary, but a seismological background is
particularly interesting, especially with fieldwork, data-processing and
machine-learning experience.

Deadline: June 13, start date from Sept 2022

Candidates need to apply through the university system under this link
(containing more details on the position):

For any inquiries, contact Beth Mortimer ( beth.mortimer<at> )
and/or Tarje Nissen-Meyer ( tarje.nissen-meyer<at> ).


A 3.5 year postdoctoral research assistant post is available to join the
friendly and expanding Animal Vibration Lab, based in Department of
Zoology, University of Oxford. The project aims to understand why
elephants use seismic communication, and we look for an enthusiastic
researcher to join the multidisciplinary team. Through the project, you
will undertake several months of fieldwork in Kenya and collaborate with
leading research groups: Prof. Tarje Nissen-Meyer (Seismology, Earth
Sciences, University of Oxford), Prof. Andrew Markham (Machine learning
& sensor hardware, Computer Science, University of Oxford), and Prof.
Fritz Vollrath/Mr Frank Pope (Save the Elephants, Kenya).

An ideal research assistant will have experience working in one or more
of biological and/or physical sciences fields, with an interest in
working at the life and physical sciences interface, and a willingness
to gain knowledge from other disciplines. You should hold a PhD/DPhil in
a relevant topic and have experience in time series data collection and
the development of time series data analysis pipelines. You should be
able to demonstrate how they can integrate outputs from these models
with other forms of data to test scientific hypotheses. Training will be
given in interdisciplinary aspects of the work, as required, including
the opportunity to apply machine learning approaches to the data. You
will benefit from a vibrant and inclusive research community in the Lab
Group and Department, with career development support. Those wishing to
apply for opportunities to fund their own research as an early career
principal investigator are particularly encouraged to apply and will be
supported in these applications.

Associate Professor of Geophysics
Dept. of Earth Sciences, Oxford University
South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3AN; UK

pronouns: he/him/his

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