Marine Technical Services Manager

An opportunity exists for a Marine Technical Services Manager (OTS Manager) to join our Ship Operations team.  This position has cross-over responsibilities between Ship Operations and Oceanographic Technical Services. The successful candidate will report directly to the Marine Superintendent.

Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and three references to hr@bios.edu (please reference the job title in the subject line of email):

Closing date:  January 25, 2023

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda.  For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free workplace and excellent learning environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities will include:

Ship Operations:
• Be the primary point of contact for cruise planning by potential and active ship users.
• Coordinate science cruise objectives, logistics and requirements with the rest of the Ship Operations Management Team (Marine Superintendent, Port Captain, Marine Operations Coordinator, Master, Chief Mate and Chief Engineer).
• Maintain Cruise Planning Manual and BIOS web-based science cruise information.
• Perform routine maintenance of shared-use science equipment.
• Coordinate non-routine and specialized repair, maintenance and calibration tasks requiring services of others (and prepare for shipment to and from ports of call, where required).
• Prepare and organize project-specific equipment for staging prior to cruises, including availability and logistics.
• Maintain and service vessel safety, navigation and communications electronics.
• Assist with the management of NSF grants as Co-PI; including the writing of grant proposals, annual and final reporting, on the following grants: Oceanographic Technical Services and Oceanographic Instrumentation; assist Marine Superintendent and Port Captain, under the same conditions, with the Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment proposal.
• Arrange and attend OTS Department activities at all shipyard visits, coordinating with Ship Operations staff and crew. Shipyard visits can occur annually, but are normally scheduled for every two years.

Oceanographic Technical Services:
• Provide leadership, knowledge and experience within the UNOLS RVTEC group and promote BIOS Ship Operations goals with NSF.
• Lead the effort to recruit new sea-going Marine Technicians as necessary, under the guidance of the Marine Superintendent and the BIOS Human Resources Department. Manage the regular activities of the Marine Technicians, and assist at sea when needed. Time Spent at sea may be up to 60 days annually.
• Provide instruction and guidance for compliance with UNOLS Research Vessel Safety Standards Appendices A & B, including: certification of winch and other over-boarding system operators; maintaining cable documentation and cable records; and maintaining Maximum Capability Documents.
• Provide oversight of the Marine Technicians regarding: stowage of all scientific gear on board; assist in setting up equipment; instruct scientific personnel in proper and safe use of equipment; ensure established safety and other appropriate ship procedures are observed.
• Manage the Marine Warehouse; assuring proper storage of scientific and ship equipment; maintains appropriate property control and utilization records; coordinates
• Coordinate vessel on and off-loading, and science cruise equipment shipments.
• Maintain adequate inventory of spare parts and supplies of shipboard scientific equipment and instrumentation.
• Monitor scientific hardware and software developments and takes appropriate steps to provide modern and effective common-use science capability.
• Provide maintenance and repair of: ship’s navigation and communication systems; ship’s computer network; oceanographic instrumentation and equipment.
• Assure that facility-provided science gear is operating properly.
• Liaise between ship’s crew and scientific personnel especially with regard to over-the-side operations.
• Provide technical support to a variety of visiting scientists.

Marine Science Technician

The Oceanographic Technical Services Group at BIOS seeks an experienced and highly motivated sea-going Marine Science Technician to join their team. Reporting to the Oceanographic Technical Services Manager, the successful applicant will possess the desire and ability to work cooperatively with crew and shipboard scientists for the ultimate goal of successful missions at sea. We are looking for a candidate who already possesses seagoing experience and a proven track record of technical support for ocean science on research vessels.

The successful candidate will be required to typically spend 150 days per year at sea. Rotations are usually in the region of 90 days and are followed by around 30 days of time off. Overtime while at sea is accrued and can be combined with 15 vacation days to enable off-rotation periods to be paid. The remaining balance of overtime is taken as additional remuneration. This is a rotational position where ongoing duties are split between multiple technicians. Salary will be commensurate with experience but, as a guide, the Level 1 to 2 range for this position is $45,000 to $55,000 (base). We also offer a range of benefits such as pension and medical insurance contributions.

Interested candidates should email their applications including a cover letter, resume/CV and three references to:

Human Resources, Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Email:  HR@bios.edu

Closing Date: March 31, 2023

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment.

Duties & Responsibilities

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Provide comprehensive technical and logistical support for all science related activities aboard the BIOS Research Vessel Atlantic Explorer.
  • Assume major responsibilities for seagoing instrumentation and systems.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair oceanographic instruments, navigation and communication systems.
  • Coordinate calibration and maintenance schedules for instrumentation and equipment.
  • Operate, maintain, and repair shipboard IT network, data acquisition and satellite internet systems.
  • Design, construct, and troubleshoot new electronic and mechanical systems and modify existing systems to meet changing needs.
  • Repairs to both mechanical and electrical equipment as needed.
  • Oversee cruise mobilization and demobilization efforts.
  • Train visiting scientists and junior marine technicians in proper operation of shipboard instruments and systems.
  • Lead or oversee deck operations such as the deployment and recovery of CTDs, deep-water moorings, gliders, mocness, sediment grabs etc.
  • Serve as liaison between science party and ship's crew, providing pleasant customer service and technical support to scientists before, during, and after their cruises

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
HR Officer HR@bios.edu

Physical Oceanography Research Technician - BIOS

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 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. For this current position we are looking for an individual with at least a B.Sc., in oceanography/marine science with a physics/maths emphasis or a closely related subject.

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. Review of applications will start immediately with an effective starting date of  April, 2023, 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 and state “BATS PO Research Analyst - 2023” 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-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 www.bios.edu.

Duties & Responsibilities

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 of Matlab (multiple platforms especially Linux), good familiarity with oceanographic instrumentation (CTD, ADCP) and a proven sea going capability are a distinct advantage. The expected duties of the successful person are:

  • Maintain routine data processing and compliant archiving of all data streams.
  • Regular participation on the time-series cruises (~5 to 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 P.I.’s
  • 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

Development Officer

An opportunity exists for a Development Officer to join our Development, Marketing & Communications team.  This position contributes to the fundraising success of the organization by ensuring all projects run smoothly and at a high standard, and that donors have a positive and rewarding philanthropic experience.  The successful candidate will report directly to the President & CEO.

Duties & Responsibilities

Gift Processing and Reporting:

  • Ensure all gifts & pledges are accurately recorded in the Raiser’s Edge database & reconciled with the Finance Dept.
  • Provide new donors’ information to the Controller for AML/ATF compliance.
  • Produce standard acknowledgement letters, draft & coordinate the timely production of customized acknowledgment letters.
  • Track outstanding pledges & provide reminders to President & CEO
  • Produce monthly giving reports to Finance Office, provide data on current month’s activity, year-to-date totals, and status of pledges.
  • Produce year-end reports and other specialized giving reports, as requested
  • Liaise with auditors during their annual visit

Records Management:

  • Research, enter, and maintain data in Raiser’s Edge database & audit the integrity of data
  • Enter correspondence to/from donor constituents from/to the President & CEO into the database, & monitor that communication for future actions & updates to constituent profile information
  • Create new constituent records in the database and work continually to augment existing constituent records with additional biographical, relationship, and giving information
  • Organize, coordinate & maintain a shared computer file system that is based on the donor constituency and the products produced
  • Organize, coordinate & maintain the integrity of constituent paper files, reconcile database records with paper files
  • Organize, coordinate & maintain archive of deceased and outdated donor files, scan records into the SearchExpress archival system

Donor Management and Communication:

  • Track all reporting and proposal deadlines. Maintain multiple calendars to aid staff within and outside of Development, provide reminders to staff about upcoming deadlines
  • Draft cover letters for all reports, proposals and donor stewardship
  • Proof reports, proposals and other correspondence to help ensure all communication is of a high standard
  • Craft communications to donors regarding giving mechanics and other general information
  • Identify donors for customized communication and/or individualized attention
  • Prepare two Annual-Fund solicitations per year (spring and fall), each customized to different audiences, working collaboratively with the Director of Resource Development
  • Research legacy donors, reconcile records, document donor giving histories, identify descendants and potential stewardees, & help to develop and/or refine stewardship plans
  • Conceptualize & contribute to Ocean Academy fundraiser, assist with donor solicitation & cultivation

Office Management:

  • Track service contracts for various vendors, renew contracts, & liaise as needed for upgrades, repairs, & trouble-shooting
  • Maintain inventory of office supplies
  • Maintain active BIOS profile on donor giving vehicles; Bright Funds, Charity Navigator, GiveBermuda, Guidestar, TechSoup, YourCause

Other:

  • Provide administrative support to the Bermuda Program (Ocean Academy), serving as a liaison for prospective students & awarded students before, during & after their internships at BIOS.
  • Provide administrative support to the Ocean Academy’s Citizen Science Initiative
  • Provide administrative support to Marketing team, proof online newsletter & track reporting stats of newsletter and other online mailings via Constant Contact
  • Act as the team’s point of contact for CEO
  • Provide the team’s trimester activity reports to CEO for Board updates
  • Point of contact for ASU data integration team
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of special events, which may occur in the evenings &/or during the weekend
  • Assist with other tasks, as needed

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda.  For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.

Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and three references to hr@bios.edu (please reference the job title in the subject line of email):

Closing date:  January 6, 2023

Attention: Human Resources Department
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences  
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE 01
Phone: 297-1880 ext. 129 | Email: hr@bios.edu

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free workplace and excellent learning environment.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. 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. www.bios.edu

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
HR Officer HR@bios.edu

Postdoctoral Scientist in Coral Reef Biology

A postdoctoral position is available at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) to work on a project titled “Assessing the potential of artificial upwelling (AU) to mitigate coral bleaching during heat waves”. This project investigates mechanisms of coral thermal tolerance and the ability to enhance the coral’s thermal resilience under the exposure of AU, which is a geoengineering approach that uplifts cooler deep water during heat stress events. The project will consist of a series of near-natural ex-situ experiments testing different pulsed AU scenarios. It will measure a number of physiological traits and molecular responses of different coral species to define mechanisms of coral bleaching and thermal tolerance and to explore how pulsed AU may interfere with the mechanism of coral bleaching. Furthermore, the project will assess legacy effects of AU on corals (can corals learn thermal tolerance?) and how AU may affect coral reef community structures (are there potential negative side effect of AU?). The overarching objective of this project is to provide improved understanding of how AU could be used for surface water cooling by identifying AU scenarios (depth, intensity) that mitigate coral bleaching effectively, while imposing minimal risk of unwanted side effects. In addition to the project’s contributions to coral biology, the resulting data set will be relevant for ocean engineers and policy makers.

BIOS is an oceanographic research institution, which offers a wide array of modern oceanographic instrumentations and facilities (http://www.bios.edu), including the recently modernized mesocosm facility that will be used for the experimental work in this project. BIOS recently merged with Arizona State University (ASU), which is a large and modern university offering a number of top-notch core laboratory facilities. BIOS is part of ASU’s newly founded School of Ocean Futures that is embedded in the College of Global Futures. While the postdoc is primarily based in Bermuda, it is expected that she/he will also spend some time at ASU conducting laboratory work, while being exposed to a large and inspiring faculty and studentship.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in marine biology or similar field, with preference given to those with a background in coral or invertebrate physiology. Furthermore, the postdoc is expected to have experience in experimental work and in laboratory-based sample processing (e.g., pigment analyses, protein analysis, DNA extractions, etc.) as well as in bioinformatics. An active research diving certificate (AAUS or similar) will be beneficial.

The duration of the postdoc is for two years with the potential for extension dependent on performance and available funding. The preferred start date is May 2023. The project is an NSF project that has been recommended for funding and is awaiting final approval.

Interested candidates should submit their application to include a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information of three references; to our HR department at (hr@bios.edu), Dr. Yvonne Sawall (yvonne.sawall@bios.edu). Candidate should outline their motivation for applying for this position and relevant experience in their cover letter. Full consideration of applications guaranteed until January 20, 2023. Potential consideration thereafter until position is filled.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. non-for-profit marine research and educational organization based in Bermuda.  For over 100 years BIOS has been committed to seeking and sharing fundamental knowledge of the oceans and complex environmental issues through exploration, hands-on programs, cutting-edge technology, and state-of-the-art research methods.

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer with a drug-free workplace and excellent learning environment.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is an independent U.S. 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.

Duties & Responsibilities

The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Yvonne Sawall (BIOS) and will contribute to overall project management, conduct experimental work and laboratory measurements, attend conferences, and contribute to data analysis, manuscript writing and preparation of proposals. Sawall will be committed to maximizing the research experience of the postdoc and to ensure fostering the professional skills required for long-term career success. The post-doc will be part of a young and dynamic research lab that hosts a number of coral reef related research projects and that collaborates with various BIOS scientists and researchers internationally.

Professor/Director Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences - Arizona State University School of Ocean Futures

Arizona State University is searching for the next director of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences.  BIOS is a research center within the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at ASU. The position includes a concurrent appointment as a Professor in the newly formed School of Ocean Futures. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2023.

Visit this website for more information on qualifications and application instructions, and to begin the online application process through the ASU Faculty Search System.

Faculty (Open Rank) Physical Oceanography - Arizona State University

The School of Ocean Futures and BIOS in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Futures Laboratory at Arizona State University invite applications for a full-time, academic year, faculty appointment in physical oceanography. The rank for this position will be determined at the time of hire and will be a tenured/tenure-track appointment, depending on experience. The anticipated start date for this position is August 2023.

Please visit this website for more information on qualifications and application instructions, and to begin the online application process through the ASU Faculty Search System.