Professor/Director Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences - Arizona State University School of Ocean Futures

Arizona State University is searching for the next director of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.  BIOS is a research center within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU. The position includes a concurrent appointment as a Professor in the newly formed School of Ocean Futures. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

Visit this website for more information on qualifications and application instructions, and to begin the online application process through the ASU Faculty Search System.

Faculty (Open Rank) Physical Oceanography - Arizona State University

The School of Ocean Futures and BIOS in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University invite applications for a full-time, academic year, faculty appointment in physical oceanography. The rank for this position will be determined at the time of hire and will be a tenured/tenure-track appointment, depending on experience. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2023.

Please visit this website for more information on qualifications and application instructions, and to begin the online application process through the ASU Faculty Search System.

Maintenance Technician (Electrical & Plumbing)

BIOS is seeking a suitably qualified, experienced, individual to maintain all buildings with regard to electrical and plumbing repairs/installations, and provide support services to the highest possible standards. Key Responsibilities will include:

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide support services in the realm of a skilled plumber and electrician – both inside and outside of all buildings, to the specifications of the Facilities Manager. This includes installation and repair of plumbing, electrical work and painting.
  • Monitoring inventory and purchasing of all electrical and plumbing supplies in conjunction with the Facilities Manager.
  • Assisting with other general maintenance work.
  • Timely reporting of potentially serious problems, particularly those which will affect safety, service or budget.
  • Ensure that work is done professionally and in a timely manner.
  • In emergencies, be prepared, or take the initiative, to turn out for work at short notice and at unsocial hours.
  • Assisting with other work projects as needed.

Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and references to hr@bios.edu (please reference the job title in the subject line of email): 

Human Resources
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE 01
Phone: 297-1880 ext. 129

Closing date: November 15, 2022

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda. For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.

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

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

Marine Science Technician

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.
  • Repairs to 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.
  • Lead or oversee deck operations such as the deployment and recovery of CTDs, deep-water moorings, gliders, mocness, sediment grabs etc.
  • Serve as liaison between science party and ship's crew, providing 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. Salary will be commensurate with experience but, as a guide, the Level 1 to 2 range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000. We also 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 hr@bios.edu or to:

Human Resources
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences,
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE 01, Bermuda

Closing date:  December 1, 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

Postdoctoral Scientist in Coral Reef Biology

A postdoctoral position is available at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to work on a project titled “Enhancing coral resilience against climate warming”. This project will combine in-situ and ex-situ experiential work with corals in Bermuda and will assess to what extend thermal stress exposure can provide beneficial stress conditioning. A number of physiological traits and molecular responses will be measured to define phenotypic plasticity and underlying mechanisms of stress conditioning. The postdoc will be supervised by Drs. Samantha de Putron and Yvonne Sawall (BIOS) and will contribute to overall project management, conduct ex-situ and in-situ experimental work, conduct laboratory measurements, attend conferences, and contribute to data analysis, manuscript writing and preparation of proposals. This project is a collaborative project with Dr. Gretchen Goodbody-Gringley (CCMI, Cayman Islands) and Dr. Hollie Putnam (URI, USA) and potential opportunities exist to also participate in research in Cayman and Hawaii. All PIs will be committed to maximizing the research experience of the postdoc and to ensuring they foster the professional skills required for long-term career success.

BIOS is an oceanographic research institution that recently merged with Arizona State University (ASU). At BIOS, the post-doc will mainly work with the currently modernized mesocosm facility and advanced in-situ instrumentation. Lab-based work may be split between BIOS and ASU. 

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in marine biology or similar field, with preference given to those with a background in coral or invertebrate biology and experience in experimental work. An active research diving certificate (AASU or similar) is beneficial as well as experience in bioinformatics.

The duration of the postdoc is for two years with the potential for extension dependent on performance and available funding. The preferred start date is February / March 2023.

Interested candidates should submit their application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references; to our HR department at (hr@bios.edu), Dr. Yvonne Sawall (yvonne.sawall@bios.edu) and/or Dr. Samantha de Putron (samantha.deputron@bios.edu). Candidate should outline their motivation for applying for this position and relevant experience in their cover letter. Full consideration of applications guaranteed until September 15th 2022. Potential consideration thereafter until position is filled.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda.  For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.

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

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 people.

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