Small Boats & Dock Supervisor

An opportunity exists for a Small Boats & Dock Supervisor to join our team.  This individual will be responsible for the operation and maintenance of BIOS’ small boats fleet, as well as the general upkeep and maintenance of the dock area and workshops.  The successful candidate will report directly to the Small Boats Manager.

This position will involve a high level of interaction with the many groups that use the facilities at BIOS and will therefore require the incumbent to provide a high level of customer service and commitment to safety.  The successful candidate will also be required to frequently work out of normal office hours.

Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and three references to hr@bios.edu (please reference the job title in the subject line of email) or by mail to:

Human Resources
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE 01
Phone: 297-1880  ext. 129

Closing date:  June 20, 2022

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda.  For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods. BIOS is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free workplace and excellent learning environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operation and maintenance of the small boat fleet
  • General upkeep and maintenance of the dock area and workshops
  • Pilot boats for scientific and educational groups
  • Act as a Guide to these educational and scientific groups
  • Assist the DSO in managing dive trips for both educational and scientific purposes
  • Assist in the upkeep and maintenance of dive equipment and dive workshop

Atmospheric Science Research Technician

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is seeking a motivated Research Technician to assist with the operation of the NSF-funded BIOS Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory and various other environmental monitoring projects.

The main duties of the technician will include: 1) Maintenance and operation of atmospheric sampling equipment and field site facilities; 2) Preparation and shipping of samples; 3) Data analysis and management. Other duties will be assigned by the Principal Investigator as needed. The successful applicant will be required to acquire Bermuda scooter and/or light truck driving licenses.

The Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory hosts a range of dynamic and varied research programs that often function in response to operational needs at short notice. The ideal candidate will therefore need to be flexible, reliable, and conscientious, possess good personal organization skills, and be able to often work independently. Some physical activity, including servicing instrumentation on a 23 m walk-up tower and lifting heavy loads, is required.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the physical sciences. Some experience in any of the following would be an advantage: Air pollution and atmospheric chemistry; Instrumental analysis and/or electronics, including troubleshooting and maintenance; Data analysis and coding/programming (particularly using Campbell Scientific loggers); General maintenance, and use of power tools.

The position will initially be for up to 2 years, with continuation dependent on extension of project funding and on job performance. The starting salary will be in the range of $38,000 to $47,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Subsidized housing is available at BIOS. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Bermuda Department of Immigration, all applicants are recommended to review Section 5 of the Bermuda Work Permit Policy

Review of applications will start immediately with a preferred starting date of July 2022, subject to Department of Immigration approval. For further information on this position or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV, and contact information for two academic/professional referees) please contact Dr. Andrew Peters (andrew.peters@bios.edu) and state “Atmospheric Science Research Technician - 2022” in the subject line for all correspondence relating to this position. Review of applicants will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education organization, and a Bermuda registered Charity (#116) employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people. More information can be found at http://www.bios.edu

Oceanographic Research Technician - Analyst

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is seeking a motivated oceanography research technician to work on the U.S. National Science Foundation funded time-series programs; Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) and Hydrostation ‘S’. These BIOS hosted projects are focused on understanding the processes that influence the variability of the physics and biogeochemistry of the Sargasso Sea and ultimately how these processes interact to regulate the carbon cycle. Both programs have a strong field component requiring a dedicated team of scientists to perform the at sea data and sample collection, and subsequent shore-side data processing and sample analyses. For this current position we are looking for an individual with at least a B.Sc., though Masters preferable in oceanography/marine science or closely related subject with a focus on chemical or biological oceanography.

The position will initially be for 1-year with continuation depending on job performance and starting salary will be in the range of $38,000 to $47,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Department of Immigration, all applicants are recommended to review Section 5 of the Work Permit Policy. Review of applications will start immediately with the effective starting date of June, 2022, subject to Immigration approval. For further information on this position or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV and contact information of two references) please contact Dr. Rod Johnson (rod.johnson@bios.edu) and state “BATS Nutrient Research Analyst - 2022” in subject line for all correspondence relating to this position.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education organization with 501(c)(3) status and a Bermuda registered Charity#116 employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people. More information can be found at http://www.bios.edu/.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Demonstrated experience of analytical work in a laboratory environment using sound practices with a range of chemical instrumentation and the ability to work synergistically in a multidisciplined team of oceanographers are essential requirements for this position. A proven sea going capability and specific experience (one or more years) of nutrient autoanalyzer’s are a distinct advantage. The expected duties are:
• Dissolved inorganic nutrient analyses using a continuous segmented flow analyzer.
• Maintain all instrumentation associated with nutrient methods.
• Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5 to 7 days/month).
• Perform dissolved oxygen analyses using chemical titration systems.
• Perform bacteria production assays using 3H uptake methods.
• Produce reports on data status in consultation with the P.I.’s
• Interact with PI’s and other scientists on data synthesis.
• Assist where required to maintain overall project objectives.

Assistant Scientist in Oceanography (Physical Oceanography/Biogeochemical System Approaches)

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research institution based in Bermuda, is seeking an early career candidate for an Assistant Scientist position. We seek applications from current postdoctoral scholars/fellows or recent PhD graduates in oceanography or closely related subjects. We welcome a broad range of potential topics for study, including physical oceanography process studies at all scales, biogeochemical research with practical experimentation, and system modeling with strong integration of data. We seek a candidate who will take advantage of the opportunities and facilities offered at BIOS which include bi-weekly access to the deep ocean, repeat measurements and long-term monitoring of ocean properties, integration of glider observations with traditional ship-based measurements and laboratory access for chemical and biological measurements and experimentation.  The successful candidate will oversee a fleet of autonomous underwater gliders equipped with sensors systems for biogeochemical and physical oceanographic research.

Experience with proposal writing targeted at the US federal agencies (e.g., National Science Foundation, NOAA, NASA) will be an asset. The recipient will receive full salary support for a two-year period, with possibility of extension depending on performance success (e.g., grant funding with the US federal agencies) with the primary emphasis on supporting the individual’s research promise in his/her chosen area of research. Support is also available for startup equipment, relocation, travel to scientific meetings, equipment and supplies.

Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging, collaborative and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies and a broad range of coral reef research. Major long-term initiatives of BIOS include the following: (1) Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS); (2) Hydrostation S program; (3) the Oceanic Flux Program; (4) BIOS-SCOPE; and, (5) the M/V Oleander project. The institution supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS research vessel making 20+ short cruises to the time series stations each year. BIOS also operates three autonomous underwater gliders with near-continuous, year-round occupation at the time series stations (the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC). Additional information on BIOS can be found at http://www.bios.edu/.

Although primarily a research position, opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate graduate student level (http://www.bios.edu/education/).  A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline is required.

Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: a cover letter, a statement of research interests, and a curriculum vitae including names of references to: The HR Manager, BIOS, 17 Biological Station, St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda; tracey.byron@bios.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position and the research opportunities available at BIOS may be directed to William Curry, President and CEO (william.curry@bios.edu), Nicholas Bates, Director of Research (nick.bates@bios.edu).
BIOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates a drug-free work place and learning environment