Atmospheric Science Research Technician

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is seeking a motivated Research Technician to assist with the operation of the NSF-funded BIOS Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory and various other environmental monitoring projects.

The main duties of the technician will include: 1) Maintenance and operation of atmospheric sampling equipment and field site facilities; 2) Preparation and shipping of samples; 3) Data analysis and management. Other duties will be assigned by the Principal Investigator as needed. The successful applicant will be required to acquire Bermuda scooter and/or light truck driving licenses.

The Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory hosts a range of dynamic and varied research programs that often function in response to operational needs at short notice. The ideal candidate will therefore need to be flexible, reliable, and conscientious, possess good personal organization skills, and be able to often work independently. Some physical activity, including servicing instrumentation on a 23 m walk-up tower and lifting heavy loads, is required.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the physical sciences. Some experience in any of the following would be an advantage: Air pollution and atmospheric chemistry; Instrumental analysis and/or electronics, including troubleshooting and maintenance; Data analysis and coding/programming (particularly using Campbell Scientific loggers); General maintenance, and use of power tools.

The position will initially be for up to 2 years, with continuation dependent on extension of project funding and on job performance. The starting salary will be in the range of $38,000 to $47,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. Subsidized housing is available at BIOS. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Bermuda Department of Immigration, all applicants are recommended to review Section 5 of the Bermuda Work Permit Policy

Review of applications will start immediately with a preferred starting date of July 2022, subject to Department of Immigration approval. For further information on this position or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV, and contact information for two academic/professional referees) please contact Dr. Andrew Peters (andrew.peters@bios.edu) and state “Atmospheric Science Research Technician - 2022” in the subject line for all correspondence relating to this position. Review of applicants will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education organization, 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

Assistant Scientist in Oceanography (Physical Oceanography/Biogeochemical System Approaches)

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS), an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research institution based in Bermuda, is seeking an early career candidate for an Assistant Scientist position. We seek applications from current postdoctoral scholars/fellows or recent PhD graduates in 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 successful candidate will oversee a fleet of autonomous underwater gliders equipped with sensors systems for biogeochemical and physical oceanographic research.

Experience with proposal writing targeted at the US federal agencies (e.g., National Science Foundation, NOAA, NASA) will be an asset. The recipient will receive full salary support for a two-year period, with possibility of extension depending on performance success (e.g., grant funding with the US federal agencies) with the primary emphasis on supporting the individual’s research promise in his/her chosen area of research. Support is also available for startup equipment, relocation, travel to scientific meetings, equipment and supplies.

Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging, collaborative and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies and a broad range of coral reef research. Major long-term initiatives of BIOS include the following: (1) Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS); (2) Hydrostation S program; (3) the Oceanic Flux Program; (4) BIOS-SCOPE; and, (5) the M/V Oleander project. 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 near-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/.

Although primarily a research position, opportunities exist for teaching and mentoring at the undergraduate graduate student level (http://www.bios.edu/education/).  A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in an appropriate discipline is required.

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; tracey.byron@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).
BIOS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and operates a drug-free work place and learning environment