Physical Oceanography Research Technician

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.

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 UNIX), good familiarity with oceanographic instrumentation and a proven sea going capability are a distinct advantage.

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 a starting date of June/July 2017. For further information or to make a formal application (cover letter, CV and the names and contact information of three references) please contact Dr. Rod Johnson (

Duties & Responsibilities

  • 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.

Email your CV, cover letter, and references to:
Dr. Rod Johnson

Director of University Programs

BIOS seeks an experienced, committed, and self-motivated Director of University Programs who will report to the President and CEO.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensuring that BIOS delivers the best possible quality and scope of experiential educational experiences to fulfill the BIOS Mission
  • Driving financially sustainable growth in up-to-date and competitive educational experiences for a diverse range of students to fulfill the BIOS Mission
  • Planning, designing developing and implementing University Programs strategies, plans and programs
  • Leading and managing members of the University Programs team
  • Serving as a senior departmental manager, collaborating with the BIOS senior management team and colleagues to ensure that University Programs makes a significant contribution to the success of BIOS
  • Collaborating with overseas universities to design and deliver financially sustainable educational programs
  • Financial planning, including budget preparation and management of several cost centers and grants, and reviewing BIOS Grants-in-Aid applications and awards
  • Collaborating with BIOS senior management to raise funds for University Programs, as well as BIOS in general
  • Management and control of the BIOS Library
  • Serving as a course instructor and delivering lectures and presentations as required
  • Volunteering services, as required, for BIOS events

No agencies please.  Interested candidates should email their applications including a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, a Statement outlining strategies for experiential and classroom learning, three References and Salary requirements to:

HR Manager
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS)
17 Biological Station, St. George’s GE01, Bermuda
Closing Date: 1 May 2017

BIOS is an equal opportunity employer and operates a drug-free workplace and learning environment. BIOS is a US incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education institute and Registered Bermuda Charity 116 employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people.