Senior Accountant - Operations

BIOS seeks a qualified, experienced, self-directed and flexible individual to carry out the functions of the above position, as follows:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Cash management - bank transfers and daily monitoring and reporting of bank account activity
  • Payment processing - authorization and/or entry of instructions in accordance to BIOS signatory policy
  • Bank and credit card reconciliations - preparation and communication with banks and card holders for deadline adherence
  • Budgets and budgeting process including entry into financial software
  • Inventory management
  • Liaise with internal departments for payment notices and AR amounts/follow up on outstanding balances
  • Assistance with the annual audit
  • Cross train and cover operational responsibility for critical responsibilities - AP/AR/payroll predominantly
  • Maintain monthly schedules for reconciliation and recording purposes - investment, loan, payroll, insurance, etc.
  • Review of payroll and W-2 processing
  • Protect organization's value by keeping information confidential
  • Other general and administrative functions (filing, liaise with external bodies as required)
  • Assist with special projects and perform other duties as required by Controller and Executive Management

First preference will be given to Bermudians, their spouses, and PRC Holders. No agencies please. 

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

HR Manager, The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Email: HR@bios.edu
Closing Date: 7 September 2018

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

BATS Oceanographic Research Technician - Nutrient Chemist

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 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 ocean 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.

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 andqualifications. Review of applications will start immediately with an effective starting date of October 2018. 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; or call 001-441-705-1887). Please state “BATS nutrient chemist- 2018” 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-forprofit 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/.

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities
• Dissolved inorganic nutrient analyses using a continuous segmented flow analyzer
• Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5 to 7 days/month), which includes cruise preparations, general sample collection and back deck activities

Secondary Responsibilities
• Particulate silicate analyses using HF digestion and colormetric methods
• Primary production using 14C uptake methods.
• Bacteria production using 3H uptake methods.

Postdoctoral Scholarship in Oceanography

A Postdoctoral Scholar award will be offered to a new or recent PhD in the fields of 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 award is designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis on supporting the individual’s research promise in his/her chosen area of research.  A successful postdoctoral term would offer the opportunity to transition to the BIOS resident scientific staff.

Applicants should have received their doctoral degree completed by the start date of the position. The recipient will receive full salary support for an eighteen-month period, with possibility of extension depending on performance success. Support is also available for relocation, travel to scientific meetings, equipment and supplies.

Applicants are encouraged to identify suitable mentors among BIOS’s resident scientists who would act as sponsor and general advisor throughout the award period and we encourage applicants to work together with the mentors to develop the research project.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research institution based in Bermuda. Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies and a broad range of coral reef research. Major long-term initiatives of BIOS include: The Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS), Hydrostation S program, the Oceanic Flux Program, and BIOS-SCOPE. 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 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/.


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; hr@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) or any BIOS researchers with whom the candidate would like to work.

Oceans and Human Health - Cancer and Aging - Marine Molecular Biology

Applications are invited from scientists with interests in oceans and human health, cancer and aging research using marine organisms, and marine molecular biology to complement research and education activities at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS). This is an endowed position with hard salary support for a 0.5FTE Assistant Scientist with research interests in cancer and aging in model marine organisms. The successful candidate would be expected to fill out his/her annual salary with successful solicitations for grant funding to governmental agencies and/or philanthropic sources which, at the candidate’s discretion, would be utilized to further research on oceans and human health or more broadly in marine molecular biology/genomics and/or microbial ecology. We are looking for a candidate with established collaborative relationships with a research group working in his/her area of interest with a potential for developing collaborative activities with existing BIOS research programs. Although primarily a research position, opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate and graduate level (http://www.bios.edu/education/). We invite applications from scientists at the entry level of Assistant Scientist, with a recent Ph.D. degree in an appropriate field required. Postdoctoral experience is desirable. Joint faculty appointments with other research institutions will be encouraged, in particular with institutions having established research programs relevant to cancer and aging using model marine organisms.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. 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.  Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies, coral reef research and ocean and human health interactions.  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 (BATS), Hydrostation S program, and the Ocean Flux Program are major long-term initiatives of BIOS. The institution also supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS-scheduled research ship, and recently has been investing in new autonomous underwater systems with several electric gliders available for research activities. Additional information on BIOS can be found at www.bios.edu.

Qualified candidates should submit their application to include: a cover letter, a statement of research and education interests, and a curriculum vitae including names of references to: The HR Manager, BIOS, 17 Biological Station, St. Georges, GE01, Bermuda; hr@bios.edu. Review of applications will begin January 15, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

Questions about the position and the research opportunities available at BIOS should be directed to William Curry, President and CEO (william.curry@bios.edu), and Nicholas Bates, Director of Research (nicholas.bates@bios.edu).

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