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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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