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

Research Technician – Microplastics (1 year term)

This position will be responsible for field operations, specimen preparation, laboratory analysis, and data analytics supporting the Aquarium MBARI Incubator Initiative (or AMI2) science program.

2020 MBARI Summer Internship Program

Application deadline for the 2020 MBARI Summer Internship is February 21, 2020; the program is open to undergraduates, graduate students, and educators.

DMO Marine Operations Manager

MBARI seeks an early to mid-career professional to fill the position of Marine Operations Manager (MOM). This position provides day-to-day management of ships, dock and marine operations technicians for the Division of Marine Operations (DMO).