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

Research Technician - Data (CeNCOOS)

The successful applicant will work with a team of ocean observing enthusiasts and be responsible for the capture, curation, and distribution of in situ oceanographic data and computer model output.
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Information Systems Technician

This position provides primary end-user support (help desk) to MBARI researchers, engineers, systems administrators, and other users.

Chief Mate, R/V Western Flyer

Reporting to Master of the R/V Western Flyer, the Chief Mate is second in command of the vessel and ensures the safety and effectiveness of all deck operations and ship’s equipment.

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.

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.