Founded in 1987 by the late David Packard, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a non-profit, private oceanographic research institute, uniquely dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art equipment, instrumentation, systems and methods for scientific research in the deep waters of the ocean. Located in Moss Landing, California, the heart of the nation’s largest marine sanctuary, MBARI places a balanced emphasis on science and engineering, with established programs in remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) technology, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and social science, as well as information management and ocean instrumentation research and development.

MBARI is now in search of highly motivated individuals to become a part of its mission. Please refer to each position announcement at left for instructions on how to apply.

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package.

MBARI is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or covered veteran status in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.

MBARI Welcomes Diversity

Current openings

AUV Operations Engineer

The AUV Operations Engineer ensures that MBARI oceanographic equipment (primarily the Dorado class AUVs) operate in an efficient and effective manner.

Research Specialist

MBARI seeks a Research Specialist for a program focused on developing ocean biogeochemical sensors.

Electro Mechanical Technician

The Electro Mechanical Technician ensures that all MBARI facilities are properly maintained, including tasks associated with the proper operation of HVAC systems, refrigeration, water treatment, mechanical, automated building controls, and power distribution systems.

Communications Director

The Communications Director reports to the President/CEO and directs the activities, personnel, and products of the Digital Media and Communication Strategies (DMCS) Division.