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Technical Positions at Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is seeking to fill two full time technical positions, see details below.

Oceanographic Research Technician – Chemical Oceanography

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is seeking an energetic and motivated research technician to fill a vacancy in the Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS) laboratory.  Only technicians with demonstrated prior sea-going and analytical laboratory experience need apply.  Our research at BIOS is focused on understanding the biological, chemical and physical processes that control the ocean carbon cycle.

This is a sea-going position and applicants must be willing to actively participate in the year-round biweekly and monthly cruises and interact closely with the other 4 technicians in the BATS lab.  Cruise range in duration from 7-14 days.  Primary laboratory responsibilities will include 1) HPLC analysis of plant pigments, and 2) processing of primary production samples (assayed using 14C radioisotope), both collected as part of the core BATS program. Other activities required for the successful completion of the BATS program may be assigned as necessary.  A Master of Science degree in chemical oceanography is preferred.  The successful applicant will have strong quantitative skills, be highly motivated and organized, and contribute to the overall intellectual capital of BIOS.  Starting salary will be based upon current qualifications and previous experience, with the Research Technician categories at BIOS allowing for significant advancement.

BIOS offers a competitive benefits package and provides a stimulating and challenging work environment.

Please send the names and contact information for 3 professional references, a CV, and a letter of interest to:

BATS Technician - Chemical Oceanography
c/o Dr. Michael Lomas
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
17 Biological Lane, St. George’s GE01
BERMUDA
E-mail: michael.lomas@bios.edu
Fax:    (441) 297-8143

Applications will be considered as they are received and the position will remain open until filled by the appropriate individual.

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an U.S. incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research and education institution employing a multi-national staff of approximately 80 people and based in Bermuda since 1903. Activities include oceanographic and marine biological research conducted by resident and visiting scientists, and university level courses on topics ranging from marine pollution to biogeochemical cycles in the Sargasso Sea.  Additional information on BIOS and these research positions can be found on the World-Wide-Web at http://www.bios.edu/.  BIOS is an Equal Opportunity employer.

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Flow Cytometer Facility - Research Technician

The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS) is a US incorporated 501(c)(3) not-for-profit marine research and education institution incorporated in New York State and based in Bermuda since 1903.  BIOS currently employs a multi-national staff of approximately 100 people and caters to 2,000 scientific and educational visitors per year.  Prominent activities include oceanographic and coral reef research conducted by resident and visiting scientists. We teach a number of university-level courses on topics ranging from marine pollution to global climate change. Additional information on BIOS, including details about our faculty interests, can be found at http://www.bios.edu.

The Phytoplankton Ecology Lab at BIOS is seeking an energetic and motivated technician to operate its high-speed flow cytometer facility.   This technical position requires extensive knowledge of cytometric principles, an ability to troubleshoot and maintain analytical instrumentation, prior experience in method development, and a high degree of self-confidence and independence.  A wide diversity of sample types are analyzed ranging from enumerating and sorting single cells from oceanic samples to quantification of cellular rate processes employing fluorogenic assays to combining isotopic methods with flow sorting.    The successful applicant must have at least a B.Sc. degree and 2+ years of demonstrated experience with flow cytometric cell sorters as a primary operator.  This position will initially be for one year with continuation for additional years based upon successful job performance. Review of applicants will commence immediately and continue as applications are received until the position is filled.  The preferred starting date is 1 June 2010, but this may be negotiated.  Salary will be commensurate with prior experience.  Please submit a cover letter describing your past experiences and qualifications for this position, a current CV, and the names and addresses of three references to Dr. Michael Lomas at either Michael.Lomas@bios.edu or:

        Flow Cytometry Technician
        c/o Dr. Michael Lomas
        Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
        17 Biological Lane
        St. George’s GE01
        Bermuda

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

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Dr. Michael W. Lomas
Senior Scientist
Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences
17 Biological Lane
St. George, GE 01
BERMUDA

Phone:  (441) 297-1880 x703    
Fax: (441) 297-8143
Email:  Michael.Lomas@bios.edu

Lab Group Homepage: 
   http://www.bios.edu/Labs/pel/Phytoplankton_Ecology_Lab.html
BIOS Homepage:  
   http://www.bios.edu/
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