Laboratory Operations Manager

ASU BIOS is seeking a Laboratory Operations Manager to join our team.  This position will provide effective assistance and technical support to ASU BIOS visiting and resident scientists, staff members, educational groups etc.  The successful candidate will report directly to the President & CEO.

Main Duties and Responsibilities will include:

  • Operate and maintain the scientific store facilities (includes lab equipment and a myriad of necessary consumables as well as chemical stocks. (Examples of scientific equipment include a Milli-Q water purification system, microscopes, vacuum pumps, autoclave, freezers (-70), centrifuges, field equipment, spectrophotometers, balances, freezers and incubators, various laboratory ware, A/V equipment, etc.)
  • Provide all requisitioned equipment, chemicals, laboratory ware, facilities requirements, collecting permits, etc.
  • Identify and/or conduct maintenance-related activities on laboratory facilities.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and store supplies.
  • Maintain and upgrade various station-wide safety items such as Safety and First Aid Kits.
  • Coordinate the hazardous waste disposal program.
  • Assist in the scheduling of labs, lecture halls, shared use equipment, A/V equipment, etc.
  • Provide extra-ordinary support services for Science Research projects at discretion of Chief Financial & Operating Officer.
  • Communicate with visiting groups and scientists as to their needs in advance of their arrival and during their stay.
  • Provide health & safety information and basic laboratory safety rules, and assist in the implementation of a safety program.
  • Prepare monthly or quarterly reports on department activities and storeroom charges.
  • Purchase supplies and equipment on behalf of BIOS Lab Operations or external clients upon request.
  • Ensure charges are made to visiting users of services and supplies prior to their departure from BIOS.
  • Provide advice and guidance on all laboratory/facilities matters as coequal to Scientific Support Manager.
  • Manage budget projections for Lab Operations.
  • Primary contact for all shipping and receiving, providing smooth transition in and out of BIOS as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the CEO or COO as required.

The successful candidate should have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science from an accredited four year university
  • 5 years’ work experience in a laboratory
  • Proven aptitude in the basic operation and maintenance of scientific instruments used for laboratory work
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team, while producing work of a very high standard
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter, able to organize their time, set priorities, multi-task and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive/flexible attitude is required
  • Hands on maintenance and repair of shared-use equipment and the ability to contract out such work if required

Interested candidates should email applications, with cover letter, detailed resume and three references to (please reference the job title in the subject line of email) or by mail to:

Closing date:  SEPTEMBER 7, 2023

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


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.

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 distinc 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

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

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

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, a unit of 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.