Chemical Oceanography Research Technician

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 the 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 or closely related subject with a focus on chemical and/or analytical oceanography.

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 and qualifications. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Department of Immigration, all applicants are recommended to review Section 5 of the Work Permit Policy, which can be found at https://www.gov.bm/sites/default/files/immigation-work-permit-policy-2015.pdf. Review of applications will start immediately with the effective starting date of late October, 2019, subject to Immigration approval. 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) and state "BATS CHN Research Technician- 2019” 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

Demonstrated experience of working in a laboratory environment using sound practices with a range of chemical instrumentation and the ability to work synergistically in a multi-disciplined team of oceanographers are essential requirements for this position. A proven sea going capability and specific experience of elemental analyzers are a distinct advantage. The expected duties are:

  • Perform CHN elemental analyses for POC and sediment trap samples
  • Maintain all instrumentation associated with POC and sediment trap methods
  • Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5-7 days/month)
  • Perform dissolved oxygen analyses using chemical titration systems
  • Perform bacteria production assays using 3H uptake methods
  • Interact with PIs and other scientists on data synthesis
  • Assist where required to maintain overall project objectives

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
Dr. Rod Johnson rod.johnson@bios.edu

BATS Oceanographic Research Technician - Ocean Carbon Chemist

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is seeking a motivated oceanography research technician/research specialist to work on several U.S. National Science Foundation funded time-series programs, including Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) and Hydrostation ‘S’, several other projects from the Arctic Ocean to Southern Ocean, and coral reef and ocean acidification projects. These projects are focused on understanding the ocean carbon cycle and ocean acidification. These projects at BIOS have substantial laboratory and field components 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/ or closely related subject with a strong focus on chemical or biological oceanography. A Masters level degree in chemical oceanography, marine chemistry or equivalent is preferred with several years of experience.

Experience working in a ocean carbon chemistry laboratory environment using sound analytical practices with a range of solvents is essential, and experience with VINDTA, SOMMA, and AIRICA instrumentation will be a distinct advantage for this role. Further, the ability to work synergistically in a multi-disciplined team of oceanographers is essential and we are keen for applications with proven sea-going capability.

The position will initially be for one year with continuation depending on job performance and starting salary will be in the range of $38,000 to $52,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Department of Immigration, all applicants are recommended to review Section 5 of the Work Permit Policy, which can be found at https://www.gov.bm/sites/default/files/immigation-work-permit-policy-2015.pdfReview of applications will start immediately with an effective starting date of August 28, 2019, subject to Immigration approval. 

For further information on this position or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV and contact information of two references) please contact Prof. Nick Bates (nick.bates@bios.edu). Please state “BATS ocean carbon chemist” in the 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-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 people. More information can be found at http://www.bios.edu/.

Duties & Responsibilities

Primary Responsibilities

  • Chemical analyses of ocean carbonate chemistry samples, including dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC), total alkalinity (TA) and other associated chemical analyses. These measurements are required to be conducted at the highest-quality possible for tracing of ocean biogeochemical changes over time. The technician/specialist will be responsible for the longest global observation of ocean carbon and ocean acidification changes at the BATS/Hydrostation S site.
  • The technician/specialist is responsible for performing other duties as assigned by the supervisor/PI that are necessary to ensure the successful functioning of the marine biogeochemistry laboratory research program, including organization of the laboratory, ordering, shipping and other functions as needed. This will include use and maintenance of ocean carbon dioxide instrumentation as needed by the program, including cruise preparation, participation, cruise logistics, etc.

Secondary Responsibilities

  • There will be requirements for participation on a few research cruises each year, although this will not be a primary responsibility.
  • The technician/specialist will be responsible for performing data QC/QA, data visualization and other support functions as needed. Demonstrated scholarly activities such a peer-review paper writing will be an asset.
  • • The technician/specialist will be responsible for pCO2 system installation, maintenance, and data QC/QA and merging as a secondary responsibility

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
Professor Nicholas Bates nick.bates@bios.edu

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 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/math 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 with MATLAB (multiple platforms especially Linux), good familiarity with oceanographic instrumentation (CTD, ADCP) and a proven sea-going capability are a distinct advantage.

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 and qualifications. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Department of Immigration, all applicants are recommended to review Section 5 of the Work Permit Policy, which can be found at https://www.gov.bm/sites/default/files/immigration-work-permit-policy-2015.pdf

Review of applications will start immediately with an effective starting data of November 2019, subject to immigration approval. For further information on this position, or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV, and contact information for two references) please contact Dr. Rod Johnson (rod.johnson@bios.edu) and state "BATS PO Research Technician 2019" in the subject line for all correspondence.

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

The expected duties of a successful person are:

  • Maintain routine data processing and compliant archiving of all data streams
  • Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5-7 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 PIs
  • 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