Research Technician, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

A Research Technician is required to assist with the operations of: 1) the BIOS Environmental Quality Program and 2) the BIOS Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory.

Review of applicants will commence immediately and continue as applications are received until the position is filled.  A start date of July 2014 is expected.

Please send: 1) a cover letter describing your suitability for the position; 2) a copy of your CV; and 3) contact details for 2 academic/professional referees (please do not send letters of reference).  Applications sent by email are preferred.  For enquiries and/or submission of applications, contact:

Dr. Andrew Peters
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences, 17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
T: 441-297-1880 ext. 240

Duties & Responsibilities

The main duties of the technician will include: 1) Maintenance and operation of atmospheric sampling and monitoring equipment; 2) Preparation and analysis of samples; 3) Operation of analytical equipment; 4) Data analysis and management.  Other duties will be assigned by the Principal Investigator to ensure the successful functioning of the programs. The successful applicant will be required to acquire Bermuda light truck and scooter driving licenses.

The Environmental Quality Program and Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory are dynamic and varied programs that often function in response to operational needs at short notice.  The ideal candidate will therefore need to be flexible, reliable and conscientious and possess good personal organization skills.  Some physical activity, including servicing instrumentation on a 23 m walk-up tower and lifting heavy loads, is required. This position would suit a recent graduate.

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
Dr. Andrew Peters

Marine Science Technician

BIOS currently has two opportunities for seagoing Marine Science Technicians. Candidates that fall short of the minimum requirements described below may be considered for a Junior Marine Science Technician position.

Interested candidates should email or fax their applications including a cover letter, resume/CV and three references to:

Human Resources Officer
The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station
St. George's GE01 Bermuda
email:; Fax: 441-297-2222

Position will remain open until filled.

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

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Operate, maintain, troubleshoot, calibrate and repair various oceanographic systems, sensors and sampling gear
  • Deploy/operate/maintain specialized systems which will include SeaBird CTD, RDI ADCP, Knudsen echo sounders and R.M. Young meteorological suite
  • Collaborate with scientists and ship’s crew to ensure a safe and successful mission
  • Instruct and assist scientific users of the ship in safe operating procedures of shipboard equipment; and proper oceanographic techniques, both on deck and in the labs
  • Act as system administrator for the ship's computers, including networked Linux and Windows Server systems, firewalls and satellite-based internet services

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform normal duties onboard an ocean-going ship; ascending and descending ladders; handling mooring lines; opening and closing watertight doors; working odd and extended hours including holidays and weekends. Must be able to travel and work in the USA.

Biological/Chemical/Physical Oceanographer

Applications are invited from scientists with interests in biological, chemical or physical oceanography to complement existing and future oceanographic research and educational activities at BIOS. BIOS anticipates hiring several oceanographers/marine scientists with a range of rank possible from early career to senior scientist.

Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies, coral reef research and ocean and human health interactions ( BIOS is particularly interested in candidates with expertise in the following interdisciplinary themes: (1) Biological or biogeochemical oceanography including those with interests in molecular biology/genomics; microbial ecology; phytoplankton/zooplankton ecology and physiology; nutrient and/or trace element geochemistry; or natural products chemistry. (2) Physical oceanography, especially those with interests in new observing technologies including mooring and AUV systems; or physical-biological modeling.

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 research funding system is especially desirable. The successful applicants should also be willing to fulfill a variety of teaching needs ( in oceanography and/or other areas of the candidate's specialization. Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience.

BIOS offers a competitive package in a stimulating, challenging and rewarding work environment. Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: cover letter, curriculum vitae including names of references and salary requirements to:

Gillian Hollis
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
17 Biological Station
St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda

Review of applications will begin August 1. The position will remain open until filled.