Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is a nonprofit oceanographic research organization supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation. MBARI invites applications each year for several postdoctoral fellowships in the fields of biological, chemical, and physical oceanography, marine geology, and ocean engineering. Located in Moss Landing, California, at the head of Monterey Canyon and within the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments.

MBARI research combines science and engineering, with established programs in marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, and biology, as well as information management and ocean instrumentation research and development. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and approaches to scientific research in the oceans. 

The institute operates two ocean-going research ships, a coastal work boat, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, oceanographic profilers and moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a wide range of oceanographic equipment. 

We also offer a Science Communication Fellowship every other year. Applications for this position will open winter of 2023.

MBARI is not currently accepting applications for our postdoc program. Please check back as we expect to be taking applications in the Fall of 2022.

Additional application information

Current MBARI Fellows

Irene Hu

Postdoctoral Fellow