Assistant Controller

BIOS is seeking to employ an Assistant Controller. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated and qualified professional reporting to the Treasurer/Controller in the Finance Department.

Duties & Responsibilities

Include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in preparation of annual budget and documentation of major monthly variances in budget
  • Assist in preparation of annual audit, prepare A133 information and form 990 filing
  • Assist with all month-end procedures; close of accounts, maintain accruals, schedules and quarter-end binders
  • Review and approve payrolls, benefit schedules and taxes
  • Initiate electronic payments for local and foreign vendors
  • Assist in submission of the annual Indirect Cost Recovery proposal to the United States Department of the Interior
  • Oversight of annual US tax forms preparation and filing (W2s and 1099s)
  • Provide compliance oversight of BIOS accounting policies and procedures
  • Assist in preparation of board reporting to senior management and trustees
  • Assist with dashboard reporting and cash flow projections

Closing Date:  April 2, 2015

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

BIOS offers a competitive package in a stimulating and challenging work environment. No agencies please.  Qualified candidates should submit in writing, a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, references and salary requirements to:

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
HR Officer HR@bios.edu

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 gillian.hollis@bios.edu