The Oceanographic Technical Services Group at BIOS seeks an experienced and highly motivated sea-going Marine Science Technician. Reporting to the Oceanographic Technical Services Manager, the successful applicant will possess the desire and ability to work cooperatively with shipboard scientists and have demonstrated experience and ability to provide comprehensive technical support for cutting-edge ocean science aboard ocean-going research vessels.
This position requires spending extended periods at sea, typically 100 to 200 days per year working up to 90 days at a time. This is a progression job requiring new hires to be placed in Level 1, though depending on previous experience new hires may be placed at higher levels. This is a rotational job where ongoing duties are split between multiple technicians.
Interested candidates should email their applications including a cover letter, resume/CV and three references to:
Quentin Lewis, Marine Superintendent
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Closing Date: August 16, 2019
BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment. The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research and educational organization with 501(c)(3) status and a Bermuda Registered Charity (#116). Visit us in Bermuda or at www.bios.edu
Duties & Responsibilities
- Providing comprehensive technical and logistical support for all science related activities aboard the BIOS Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer.
- Assuming major responsibilities for seagoing instrumentation and systems.
- Operating, maintaining, and repairing oceanographic instruments, navigation and communication systems.
- Operating, maintaining, and repairing shipboard network and data acquisition systems.
- Coordinating calibration and maintenance schedules for instrumentation and equipment.
- Designing, constructing, and troubleshooting new electronic and mechanical systems and modifying existing systems to meet changing needs.
- Repairing both mechanical and electrical equipment as needed.
- Overseeing cruise mobilization and demobilization efforts.
- Training visiting scientists and junior marine technicians in proper operation of shipboard instruments and systems.
- Serving as liaison between shipboard science party and ship's crew, and providing pleasant customer service and technical support to scientists before, during, and after their cruises