Oceanographic Research Technician - Bermuda Ocean Time-series Programs

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 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

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 biological oceanography. Specific responsibilities will include elements of the following measurements:

  • Dissolved Oxygen analyses using automated titrations.
  • Sediment Traps and CHN elemental analyses.
  • Zooplankton Biomass.
  • Primary Production using 14C uptake methods.
  • Bacteria Production using 3H uptake methods.

Experience of working in a laboratory environment using sound analytical practices with a range of chemical reagents is essential and familiarity with the methods defined above will be a distinct advantage for this role.

Additionally, the position requires regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5 to 7 days/month), which includes cruise preparations, general sample collection and back deck activities. The ability to work synergistically in a multi-disciplined team of oceanographers is essential and we are particularly keen for applications with proven sea going capability.

The position will initially be for 1-year with continuation depending on job performance and starting salary will be in the range of $36,000 to $43,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will start immediately with effective starting dates of March/April 2017. For further information on these positions or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of two references) please contact Dr. Rod Johnson (rod.johnson@bios.edu; or call 001 441 7051887).

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/.

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