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

Postdoctoral Fellow - Engineering

MBARI seeks a Postdoctoral Fellow for a two-year position working on the development of robust, automated tracking algorithms using stereo imagery for autonomous underwater vehicle missions in the ocean midwater.

Software Engineer

MBARI seeks a Software Engineer with expertise in software and/or electrical engineering, and experience in embedded system design and implementation.

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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Information Systems Network Adminstrator

This position is responsible for planning, administering, monitoring, and supporting MBARI's data and telecommunications networks, and associated services and applications.