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

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Manual/CNC Machinist

This position performs basic lathe/milling operations by utilizing medium size machines including manual lathes/mills and CNC Equipment and part inspection.
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Research Engineer

MBARI’s Bioinspiration Lab seeks a Research Engineer to lead the development of a next-generation underwater imaging system for remotely-operated and autonomous underwater vehicles (ROVs and AUVs).

Research Assistant - Engineering

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

Dorado AUV Operations Engineer

The Dorado AUV Operations Engineer ensures that MBARI oceanographic equipment (primarily the Dorado class AUVs) operate in an efficient and effective manner.
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Electro Mechanical Technician

The incumbent ensures that all MBARI facilities are properly maintained. This includes, but is not limited to, performing all tasks associated with the proper operation of HVAC systems, refrigeration, water treatment, mechanical, automated building controls, and power distribution systems.