Physical Oceanography Research Technician

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is seeking a motivated physical 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., in oceanography/marine science with a physics/maths emphasis or a closely related subject.

Demonstrated programming experience within the context of oceanographic data analysis and the ability to work synergistically in a multi-disciplined team of oceanographers are essential requirements for this position. Extensive experience of Matlab (multiple platforms especially UNIX), good familiarity with oceanographic instrumentation and a proven sea going capability are a distinct advantage. The expected duties of the successful person are:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain routine data processing and compliant archiving of all data streams.
  • Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5 to 7 days/month).
  • Develop software to enhance data processing, QC and data dissemination.
  • Assume responsibility for laboratory salinity measurements.
  • Liaise with the marine technical department on instrument calibrations.
  • Produce quarterly reports on data status in consultation with the P.I.’s.
  • Interact with resident and other scientists on data synthesis and data products.
  • Keep current with developments in oceanographic data processing standards.
  • Assist where required to maintain overall project objectives.

The position will initially be for 1-year with continuation depending on job performance and starting salary will be in the range of $36,000 to $45,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will start immediately, with an immediate start date for the position. For further information or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three references) please contact Dr. Rod Johnson.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research and education institution employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people and based in Bermuda since 1903. Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists, and university level courses on topics ranging from marine pollution to biogeochemical cycles in the Sargasso Sea. Additional information on BIOS and these research positions can be found at BIOS is an Equal Opportunity employer.