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

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Postdoctoral Fellow (NSF-Funded)

The Coastal Biogeochemical Sensing and the Chemical Sensor group at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently seeking a postdoc to join the team. The postdoc will work on a multi-institutional, NSF-funded project to improve the accuracy of air-sea CO2 flux estimates from pH profiling platforms such as floats and gliders.

Logistics Specialist

The Logistics Specialist supports MBARI's department of marine operations including the vessels, autonomous platforms and scientific exploration of the Monterey Bay and surrounding waters. The Logistics Specialist schedules for the marine assets and personnel.

Human Resources Recruitment Specialist

The Human Resources Recruitment Specialist provides key support in the areas of recruitment and ensuring that the institute’s affirmative action plan is in compliance, as well as tracking employment statistics and making recommendations as appropriate. 

Marine Geosciences - Seafloor Processes Principal Investigator

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) invites qualified candidates to apply for a position as a Principal Investigator in science or engineering with a programmatic vision that advances understanding of seafloor processes and fosters the development of novel observational capabilities and/or methods.

Research Technician
Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC)

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

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.
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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.