Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
2013 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Applications for the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently being accepted. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and methods for scientific research in the oceans. Ongoing programs in marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, and biology as well as information management and ocean instrumentation research and development exist at MBARI. Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Bay, MBARI enjoys convenient access to diverse oceanographic environments. The institute operates research vessels equipped with remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and diverse oceanographic equipment. In addition, MBARI operates the MARS seafloor cable observatory. MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research institute supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Offers will be made to candidates from the fields of biological, chemical, physical oceanography, marine geology, and ocean engineering. Candidates must be awarded the Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment and start during the 2013 calendar year. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, and resource availability.

Application deadline: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Selected candidates will be contacted in early March 2013.

Application requirements:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. At least three professional letters of recommendation
  3. Succinct statement of the applicant’s doctoral research
  4. Potential research goals at MBARI
  5. Supplemental information form

Address your cover letter to:
MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: Postdocs-2013
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

Please submit your application materials by email to (preferred), or by mail to the above address, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

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

Last updated: Feb. 11, 2013