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 Employer. MBARI considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, age, disability, covered veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

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Current openings

Ocean Vision AI Program Manager

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) along with our collaborative partners is seeking a Program Manager for a multi-institutional, NSF-funded effort called Ocean Vision AI (OVAI). The OVAI program seeks to address the extraordinary challenge of scaling up our capacity to analyze underwater visual data through a globally integrated network that enables effective collaboration between human operators and artificial intelligence. OVAI’s platforms, which include a Portal, FathomNet, and Video Game, will achieve this through application of principles in data science, human-computer interaction, and community engagement.

Ocean Vision AI Engagement Coordinator

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) along with our collaborative partners* is seeking an Engagement Coordinator for a multi-institutional, NSF-funded effort called Ocean Vision AI (OVAI). The OVAI program seeks to address the extraordinary challenge of scaling up our capacity to analyze underwater visual data through a globally integrated network that enables effective collaboration between human operators and artificial intelligence.

Mechanical Engineer(s)

MBARI is seeking to hire several Mechanical Engineers with experience spanning the range from design engineering to first-principles analysis-based contributions. These positions provide opportunities to contribute to a wide range of MBARI projects with EE and SE colleagues in order to engineer solutions that will enable ocean research.

Autonomous Systems Operation Engineer (Software)

This position ensures that MBARI's Autonomous Undersea Vehicles (AUVs) and Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASVs) operate in a reliable and effective manner. The incumbent assists in design, development, testing, and operation of these vehicles.
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Research Technician

MBARI seeks a Research Technician for a program focused on ocean biogeochemical sensor development and application.

Research Technician

MBARI seeks a Research Technician to assist with the management of data from the biogeochemical profiling floats operated as part of the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) and Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) arrays.

Accounts Payable Specialist

Reporting to Accounting Manager, this position ensures that all tasks are processed and documented in accordance with MBARI policies and procedures.

Marine Robotics Research Engineer

MBARI’s CoMPAS (Control, Modeling, and Perception of Autonomous Systems) Lab seeks a Research Engineer for a program focused on marine robotics. This lab aims to develop and transfer technology for making ocean exploration more accessible and widespread, based on improved methods for more intelligent, precise, and targeted data collection with scalable autonomous marine platforms. If you have the interest and experience to contribute to our work, then we very much welcome your application.
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Recruitment Specialist

MBARI seeks to hire a Recruitment Specialist who will be part of the Human Resources division at MBARI while working closely with the Diversity Equity Inclusion (DEI) Advisory Committee.

Prototype/Experimental Machinist

MBARI seeks a motivated prototype machinist and fabricator to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with other engineers, scientists, and marine operations personnel on the design, fabrication, testing, and maintenance of various platforms and instruments for ocean science research.
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Mechanical Engineering Technician

MBARI seeks a motivated Mechanical Engineering Technician to work as part of a multidisciplinary team with other scientists, engineers, and marine operations personnel on the design, fabrication, testing, and maintenance of various platforms and instruments for ocean science research.
Environmental Sample Processor

Electrical Engineer

The engineering department at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is seeking an experienced Electrical Engineer to contribute to the development of underwater sensors, vehicles, and scientific instruments. Engineers at MBARI collaborate with scientists through the conception, design, manufacture, deployment, and support of novel systems. If you have the interest and experience to contribute to our work, then we very much welcome your application.

Submersible Specialist

This term position supports the operation of MBARI’s fleet of submersible vehicles in a reliable and effective manner. The incumbent will fill temporary personnel resource gaps, to operate and maintain multiple submersible platform types.

Chief Mate, R/V Western Flyer

Reporting to the Master of the R/V Western Flyer, the Chief Mate is second in command of the vessel and ensures the safety and effectiveness of all deck operations and ship’s equipment.

Postdoctoral Fellow (NSF funded)

The Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) team at MBARI seeks an energetic and enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to participate in studies using biogeochemical observations from profiling floats to develop understanding of ocean biogeochemistry.