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

Dorado AUV Operations Engineer (2 positions)

MBARI is recruiting for two technical positions in its autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) group. The incumbents ensure that MBARI’s oceanographic equipment (primarily autonomous underwater vehicles) operate efficiently, effectively, and reliably.

Principal Investigator or Principal Engineer (focus on marine microbiology)

Applications are invited for a Principal Investigator in science or engineering to develop a research program focusing on marine microbiology, and to interact with ongoing MBARI programs that focus on the development of novel observational and analytical methods to advance our understanding of the interplay between abiotic and biotic systems in the sea.

Principal Investigator or Principal Engineer (focus on seafloor patterns and processes)

MBARI is hiring a Principal Investigator or Principal Engineer to develop an independent research program investigating seafloor patterns and processes, including but not limited to geology, chemistry, biology, or ecology.  We seek to promote a programmatic vision that fosters the development of novel observational and analytical methods to advance our understanding of the seafloor.
About Mbari

Principal Engineer

MBARI seeks a Principal Engineer (PE) to advance collaborative projects that meet the objectives set forth in the Technology Roadmap and Strategic Plan. Focal areas include the definition and development of technologies to observe and characterize marine chemical, biological, and geological systems. The development of novel observation, analytical, and computational methods that advance an understanding of the interplay between abiotic and biotic components in marine ecosystems is of interest.