Postdoctoral Scholarship in Oceanography

Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences Published: June 18, 2019
St. Georges, Bermuda
Job Type
Analyst / Research / Education / Scientific /

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~ The Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences is an independent U.S. not-for-profit marine research institution based in Bermuda. ~

Scientific activities at BIOS are wide-ranging and include oceanographic and atmospheric time-series studies and a broad range of coral reef research. Major long-term initiatives of BIOS include: The Bermuda Atlantic Time-series Study (BATS), Hydrostation S program, the Oceanic Flux Program, and BIOS-SCOPE. The institution supports the operations of the RV Atlantic Explorer, a UNOLS research vessel making 20+ short cruises to the time series stations each year. BIOS also operates three autonomous underwater gliders with continuous, year-round occupation at the time series stations (the Mid-Atlantic Glider Initiative and Collaboration (MAGIC). Additional information on BIOS can be found here.

Position Overview

  • A Postdoctoral Scholar award will be offered to a new or recent PhD in the fields of oceanography or closely related subjects. We welcome a broad range of potential topics for study, including physical oceanography process studies at all scales, biogeochemical research with practical experimentation, and system modeling with strong integration of data.
  • We seek a candidate who will take advantage of the opportunities and facilities offered at BIOS which include bi-weekly access to the deep ocean, repeat measurements and long-term monitoring of ocean properties, integration of glider observations with traditional ship-based measurements and laboratory access for chemical and biological measurements and experimentation.
  • The award is designed to further the education and training of the applicant with primary emphasis on supporting the individual’s research promise in his/her chosen area of research. A successful postdoctoral term would offer the opportunity to transition to the BIOS resident scientific staff.
  • Applicants should have received their doctoral degree completed by the start date of the position. Applicants are encouraged to identify suitable mentors among BIOS’s resident scientists who would act as sponsor and general advisor throughout the award period and we encourage applicants to work together with the mentors to develop the research project.


  • The recipient will receive full salary support for an eighteen-month period, with possibility of extension depending on performance success.
  • Support is also available for relocation, travel to scientific meetings, equipment and supplies.

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