Marine Technical Services Manager

BIOS is seeking to hire a Marine Technical Services Manager with cross-over responsibilities between Ship Operations and Oceanographic Technical Services.

Duties & Responsibilities

Ship Operations:

  • Primary point of contact for cruise planning by potential and active ship users.
  • Coordinates cruise objectives, logistics and requirements with the Ship Operations Management Team.
  • Maintains Cruise Manual and BIOS web-based science cruise information.
  • Prepares and organizes project-specific equipment for staging prior to cruises.
  • Maintains and services vessel safety, navigation and communications electronics.
  • Assists with the management of three NSF grants, as Co-PI, including proposals; annual and final reporting.
  • Attends and/or arranges technical activities at annual shipyard visits.

Oceanographic Technical Services:

  • Recruits and manages the sea-going Marine Technicians.  Assists at sea when needed.
  • Provides instruction and guidance for compliance with UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards.
  • Ensures established safety and other appropriate ship procedures are observed.
  • Manages the Marine Warehouse, proper storage of scientific and ship equipment.
  • Coordinates vessel on and off-loading, and science cruise equipment shipments.
  • Maintains adequate inventory of spare parts and supplies of shipboard scientific equipment and instrumentation.
  • Monitors scientific hardware and software developments and provides modern and effective common-use science capability.
  • Provides maintenance and repair to ship’s computer network; oceanographic instrumentation and equipment.
  • Liaises between ship’s crew and scientific personnel with regard to over-the-side operations.
  • Provides technical support to a variety of visiting scientists.

Interested candidates should email or fax their applications including a cover letter, Resume/CV, three References and Salary requirements to:

HR Officer, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Fax: 297-2222 (please see e-mail contact information below)

Closing Date: Open until filled

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment.

BIOS is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research and education institute and Registered Bermuda Charity #116, employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people. BIOS operates an oceanographic research vessel R/V Atlantic Explorer which functions as a sea-going laboratory supporting both faculty and scientists from BIOS and other institutions and agencies.

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