The University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL), is accepting applications for a Faculty Research Assistant to assist with a passive acoustic monitoring study for marine mammals of Maryland. This position is a contractual position for 3 months with the possibility of 1-month extension dependent upon successful performance. Duties will include deployment and recovery of acoustic equipment at sea, and processing and analysis of acoustic data. The project involves the use of SM3M hydrophones and C-PODs. Experience with these devices, or similar types, will be preferable. Applicants should be familiar with Excel and have experience with ambient and marine mammal sound analysis, including software such as PAMGUARD and Raven. Experience with the R software package and GIS mapping is also desirable. For more details about the position, please contact Dr. Helen Bailey ( Minimum requirement is a B.S. degree with more than 2 years research experience, which should include marine mammal acoustic applications. Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience. Anticipated start date is 1 February 2017. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (including email and phone) to be received by 12/15/16 by email to with FRA-HB in the subject line.


UMCES is an EOE/affirmative action employer.  Individuals with disabilities, veterans, women, and minorities are encouraged to apply.