ARCEx is hiring a postdoctoral research fellow with training and expertise in physics, mathematics and acoustics or seismic for research on environmental effects of seismic acquisition on marine mammals. The position is located at NTNU and will work in collaboration with Professor Martin Landrø.

  • Organisation:  Department of Electronic Systems (IES), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)
  • Location: Trondheim, Norway
  • Duration: 2 years temporary position
  • Application deadline: 13 November 2018

About the position: 

This postdoctoral fellowship is financed by ARCEx. The Research Centre for Arctic Petroleum Exploration, ARCEx, is a research collaboration between academia and industry with support from the Research Council and Norwegian authorities. Through a common effort, ARCEx contributes to the understanding of the geology and resource potential of the high north. ARCEx develops new geophysical exploration techniques suitable for the Arctic and new models for environmental risk connected to operations in the north. Education and training is anintegrated part of ARCEx. ARCEx is hosted by UiT The Arctic University of Norway in Tromsø.

The post doc position will focus on environmental effects of seismic acquisition on marine mammals, and especially whales. The impact of high frequency sound generation by conventional seismic air gun arrays and how such frequencies can be attenuated is a key topic for the post doc position. Analysis and acquisition of acoustic signals generated by marine mammals are crucial elements of the research the post doctoral fellow will be involved in. Furthermore, to develop new and efficient methods to detect marine mammals during seismic acquisition will be in focus. Other aspects are related to design or modification of marine seismic sources to reduce or remove unwanted environmental effects caused by seismic  acquisition.

Requirements include: 

  • a PhD degree in acoustics, geophysics or physics is required
  • expertise in signal analysis, underwater acoustics and/or cavitation phenomena
  • proficiency in oral and written English

For more information and how to apply, please refer to the full announcement.