The Oceanographic Technical Services Group at BIOS seeks an experienced and highly motivated sea-going Marine Science Technician to join their team. Reporting to the Oceanographic Technical Services Manager, the successful applicant will possess the desire and ability to work cooperatively with crew and shipboard scientists for the ultimate goal of successful missions at sea. We are looking for a candidate who already possess seagoing experience and a proven track record of technical support for ocean science on research vessels.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Provide comprehensive technical and logistical support for all science related activities aboard the BIOS Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer.
- Assume major responsibilities for seagoing instrumentation and systems.
- Operate, maintain, and repair oceanographic instruments, navigation and communication systems.
- Operate, maintain, and repair shipboard network and data acquisition systems.
- Coordinate calibration and maintenance schedules for instrumentation and equipment.
- Design, construct, and troubleshoot new electronic and mechanical systems and modifying existing systems to meet changing needs.
- Repair both mechanical and electrical equipment as needed.
- Oversee cruise mobilization and demobilization efforts.
- Train visiting scientists and junior marine technicians in proper operation of shipboard instruments and systems.
- Serve as liaison between shipboard science party and ship's crew, and provide pleasant customer service and technical support to scientists before, during, and after their cruises.
The successful candidate will be required to typically spend 150 days per year at sea. Rotations are usually in the region of 90 days and are followed by around 30 days of time off. Overtime while at sea is accrued and can be combined with 15 vacation days to enable off-rotation periods to be paid. This is a rotational position where ongoing duties are split between multiple technicians. We offer a range of benefits such as pension and medical insurance contributions.
Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and three references to email@example.com or to:
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences,
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE 01, Bermuda
Closing date: October 21, 2022
BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment.
Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
HR Officer HR@bios.edu