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

Operations Engineer (Software), Dorado AUV

This position ensures that MBARI’s Dorado class Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) operate in a reliable and effective manner. The incumbent assists in design, development, testing, and operation of MBARI’s fleet of autonomous underwater vehicles.
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Research Technician

MBARI seeks a motivated professional to join a team focused on understanding how and why marine ecosystems vary over space and time.
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Research Engineer (1 year term position)

The Bioinspiration Lab seeks a Research Engineer to work on the development of robust, automated tracking algorithms using stereo imagery for autonomous underwater vehicle missions in the ocean’s midwaters.