Employment

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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.

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MBARI Welcomes Diversity

Current openings

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Assistant Engineer (R/V Rachel Carson)

The Assistant Engineer provides assistance in the maintenance, efficient operation, and safety of the engine room and all machinery spaces of the research vessel.
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Principal Investigator—Carbon Cycle

MBARI offers unique opportunities for advanced, technology-based marine research; cooperative projects between scientists, engineers, and marine operations personnel are strongly encouraged. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program consistent with that ethos.
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Research Assistant

The incumbent will perform geological oceanographic research in support of a submarine volcanism program.