Human Resources Manager

We are seeking a hands-on motivated individual to manage and develop Human Resources services, policies and programs at BIOS.  The applicant will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following tasks:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • General  Ensuring that BIOS HR capabilities and needs are fulfilled on an ethical, confidential, timely, efficient and effective basis.  Ensuring compliance with all applicable internal and external policies, practices and regulations relating to HR.
  • Employment  Managing and developing competitive recruitment, training, performance management, career planning and compensation policies and practices.
  • Employee Relations  1) Managing and developing HR staff;  2) Managing and developing an onboarding process to socialize new employees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to maximize their contribution to BIOS; 3) Ensuring that staff welfare and morale are maximized.
  • Communication  Ensuring efficient and timely communication and cooperation between HR department and internal and external stakeholders, including management, staff, board members and government officials.
  • Compensation and Benefits  Cooperating in a hands-on fashion with Finance and other colleagues to process payroll on a timely, reliable and confidential basis.

First preference will be given to Bermudians and their spouses.  No agencies please.  Interested candidates should email or fax their applications including a cover letter, Resume/CV, three References and Salary requirements to:

HR Officer, The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Email: or Fax: 297-2222
Closing Date: 14th March, 2015

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
HR Officer

Chemical/Physical/Biological Oceanographer

Applications are invited from scientists with interests in chemical, physical or biological oceanography to complement existing and future oceanographic research and educational activities at BIOS. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in: (1) Biological or biogeochemical oceanography including those with interests in biogeochemical cycles; molecular biology/genomics; microbial ecology; phytoplankton/zooplankton ecology and physiology; nutrient and/or trace element geochemistry; tracer geochemistry; and (2) Physical oceanography, especially those with interests in new observing technologies including mooring and AUV systems, or physical-biological modeling.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is a US 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education institution incorporated in New York and based in Bermuda since 1903. Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies, coral reef research and ocean and human health interactions. At present, BIOS employs a multi-national staff of approximately 85 people and hosts ~2,000 scientific and educational visitors per year. Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists, and university-level courses on a variety of marine science topics. The Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study/Hydrostation S programs and the Ocean Flux Program are major long-term initiatives of BIOS. The institution also supports the operations of the R/V Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS-scheduled vessel, and recently has been investing in new autonomous underwater systems with several electric gliders available for research activities. 

Duties & Responsibilities

Successful applicants will be expected to build a strong research program, complementary to and synergistic with a broad range of oceanographic research at BIOS. Familiarity with the U.S. federal agency funding system is especially desirable. Although primarily a research position, opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate level. A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline is required. We invite applications from scientists at all experience levels from early career to senior scientist. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

BIOS offers a competitive compensation package in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding work environment. Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: cover letter, research statement, and curriculum vitae including names of references to: BIOS, 17 Biological Station, St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda.  Review of applications will begin April 15, 2015.  The position will remain open until filled.

BIOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates a drug-free work place and learning environment.

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
Gillian Hollis