Atmospheric Science Research Technician

A Research Technician is required to assist with the operations of:

1) BIOS Air Quality Program; and
2) BIOS Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory

The position will initially be for 1-year with continuation depending on job performance, and starting salary will be in the range of $37,000 to $47,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications. Given the restrictions on sponsored dependents residing in Bermuda set by the Bermuda 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-work-permit-policy-2015.pdf.

Review of applications will start immediately with a preferred starting date of November, 2019, subject to Department of Immigration approval. For further information on this position or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV, and contact information for two academic/professional references) please contact Dr. Andrew Peters (andrew.peters@bios.edu) and state “Atmospheric Science Research Technician - 2019” in the subject line for all correspondence relating to this position. Review of applicants will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) was founded in 1903 and incorporated in the State of New York in 1926 as a U.S. 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. The institute’s mission is to conduct scientific research and education of the highest quality from the special perspective of a mid-ocean island. Further information about BIOS can be viewed at: http://www.bios.edu.

Duties & Responsibilities

The main duties of the technician will include: 1) Maintenance and operation of atmospheric sampling equipment and field site facilities; 2) Preparation and analysis of samples; 3) Data analysis and management. Other duties will be assigned by the Principal Investigator to ensure the successful functioning of the programs. The successful applicant will be required to acquire Bermuda light truck and scooter driving licenses.

The Air Quality Program and the Tudor Hill Marine Atmospheric Observatory are dynamic and varied programs that often function in response to operational needs at short notice. The ideal candidate will therefore need to be flexible, reliable, and conscientious, and possess good personal organization skills. Some physical activity, including servicing instrumentation on a 23 m walk-up tower and lifting heavy loads, is required.

Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in one of the physical sciences. The position would suit a recent graduate. Some experience in any of the following would be a distinct advantage: Air pollution and atmospheric chemistry; Instrumental analysis and/or electronics, including troubleshooting and maintenance; Data analysis and coding/programming (e.g. Campbell Scientific loggers); General maintenance and use of power tools.