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 ocean 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/ or closely related subject with a strong focus on chemical or biological oceanography.
Experience of working in a HPLC laboratory environment using sound analytical practices with a range of solvents is essential and experience with Agilent instrumentation will be a distinct advantage for this role. Further, the ability to work synergistically in a multi-disciplined team of oceanographers is essential and we are 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 $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/immigation-workpermit-policy-2015.pdf. Review of applications will start immediately with an effective starting
date of July, 2019, subject to Immigration approval.
For further information on this position or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV and contact information of two references) please contact Dr. Rod Johnson (email@example.com). Please state “BATS HPLC chemist- 2019” in subject line for all correspondence relating to this position.
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
- HPLC analysis of phytoplankton pigments
- Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5 to 7 days/month) which includes cruise preparations, general sample collection, and back deck activities.
- Primary production using 14C uptake methods
- Bacteria production using 3H uptake methods