The AWI’s Ocean Acoustics Group seeks to improve our understanding of the marine acoustic environment and its interaction with anthropogenic sound emissions therein. In this context the AWI seeks to establish a data portal for global passive acoustic data through which such data is made findable and accessible.
To lead and implement the development of a such a facility, AWI seeks an Marine Biologist/Bioacoustician/Oceanographer (m/f/d) to design and curate a designated passive acoustic data portal for passive acoustic data collected worldwide.
The activity is directly linked to the International Quiet Ocean Experiment (https://www.iqoe.org/), particularly IQOE’s questions 2 and 3:
Concordant with IQOE goals, AWI seeks to develop tools to allow cross-disciplinary management and access of (passive acoustic) data while addressing the common FAIR goals (Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, Re-usable). To build the necessary integrated earth knowledgebase we aim to merge the repositories and data infrastructures of marine, terrestrial and atmospheric research centers into an open, networked information infrastructure.
Embedded in a team of 8 dedicated colleagues working on this project, the role of the applicant is to design, test and populate the passive acoustic data portal and to supervise its implementation by a software developer/data engineer dedicated to the passive acoustic data portal. The software developer/data engineer, will be in charge of the technical implementation of the data portal in close collaboration with the AWI’s computing center, whereas the applicant bears responsibility for the acoustic portal’s layout, access to underlying data sources and its international recognition.
The appointee will work closely with the Ocean Acoustics group and the international IQOE steering committee and working groups to identify and develop data products that are of direct relevance to stakeholders in underwater acoustics. Project results, such as databases, infrastructure, white and peer-reviewed papers, support of political and regulatory bodies, as well as media outreach will contribute to the conservation and management of aquatic fauna throughout the global ocean, and will advance our understanding of the ecological processes that influence distribution and abundance of marine life.
For further information please contact Dr. Olaf Boebel (Olaf.Boebel@awi.de; +49(0)471-4831-1879).
The position is limited to 2 years, shall begin as early as possible pending final approval of funding. The salary will be paid in accordance with the German Tarifvertrag des öffentlichen Dienstes (TVöD Bund), up to salary level 13. The place of employment will be Bremerhaven.
In close cooperation between AWI's research departments and the computing center AWI develops the IT- and data science products for our research activities. AWI is leading in developing strategies and solutions for management of big data such as acoustic data sampled at high frequencies. We develop modern data management architectures, which comprise the entire data chain from data acquisition, management, processing, quality control and analysis, as well as distribution and visualization, while employing current generation of high-performance computers.
You will be embedded in a creative IT-team, dedicated to develop seminal research data infrastructure for the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.
Equal opportunities are an integral part of our personnel policy and we encourage women to apply.
Disabled applicants will be given preference when equal qualifications are present. The AWI fosters the compatibility of work and family through various means. Because of our engagement in the area of work-life compatibility we have been awarded the certificate “Career and Family”.
Please forward your application by November 30th, 2019 exclusively online.
Reference number 19/124/G/Kli-b