Jugosísimo postdoc aplicando inteligencia artificial al estudio de las señales en peces (USA/Francia) ~ Bioblogia.net

24 de julio de 2020

Jugosísimo postdoc aplicando inteligencia artificial al estudio de las señales en peces (USA/Francia)

A postdoctoral fellowship is available to study the
evolution of animal signal design with Tamra Mendelson at
UMBC (www.mendelsonlab.net [1]) and Julien Renoult at CNRS
(https://www.eevcom-montpellier.com/julien-renoult.html [2]). The
project asks how information theory informs the evolution of pattern
preferences and signal design, and the study organism is a lineage of
North American freshwater fish called darters, which are beautiful,
fun to catch, and fascinating to watch. The postdoc will primarily use
AI methods to analyze and manipulate images of fish and habitats, with
some behavioral experiments and field collections. We also encourage
additional projects suited to the candidate’s interests.

The primary geographic location of the research will be in Mendelson’s
lab at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) in Catonsville,
MD, with at least one extended visit to Renoult’s lab at the Center
for Functional and Evolutionary Ecology (CEFE - CNRS) in Montpellier,
France. UMBC is a national model for diversity and inclusive excellence
in STEM, and the department of Biological Sciences is research-intensive,
with thriving graduate and undergraduate programs (http://biology.umbc.edu
[3]). Catonsville is a quiet place to live with easy access to
the mountains to the west, ocean to the east, and two major cities,
Baltimore and Washington, D.C. The CEFE is the largest French research
center in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology. Montpellier, located next
to the Mediterranean sea and surrounded by vineyards, hosts the largest
community of ecologists in Europe; its university is currently ranked
first in Ecology in the global Shanghai ranking.

This is a 3-year NSF-funded position with a starting salary of 54,000
USD per year, increasing 3% per year, plus benefits. Candidates with a
doctoral degree focusing on computational biology, animal behavior, and/or
evolutionary biology are encouraged to apply. Please send a CV and brief
cover letter outlining your interests and experience to tamram@umbc.edu
and julien.renoult@cefe.cnrs.fr. We look forward to hearing from you!

Tamra C. Mendelson, Ph.D.
Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Biological Sciences
University of Maryland Baltimore County
tamram@umbc.eduwww.mendelsonlab.net [4]
Interdisciplinary Consortium for Applied Research in the Environment
(ICARE [5])

[1] http://www.mendelsonlab.net/
[2] https://www.eevcom-montpellier.com/julien-renoult.html
[3] http://biology.umbc.edu/
[4] http://www.mendelsonlab.net
[5] http://icare.umbc.edu

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