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Research Technician

Research Technician

MBARI seeks a Research Technician for a program focused on ocean biogeochemical sensor development and application. The selected candidate will be working as a part of a team focused on development and application of ocean biogeochemical sensors with other scientists and engineers. The position will include elements of laboratory management, design and construction of chemical instrumentation, sample analysis, fieldwork, and laboratory experiments. The individual should have a background in marine chemistry (preferably in the marine inorganic carbon system), with strong analytical chemistry and instrument development experience. Enthusiasm for oceanography and strong communication skills are required. Basic electrical and mechanical engineering skills, and proficiency in LabVIEW, Matlab (or similar), and Solid Works are desired. An AAUS scientific diving certification is a plus.

A Master’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent is required.  Experience working in oceanography and chemical instrument development is desired. Must have strong communication and organization skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of people. The position may include occasional long oceanographic cruises or field work (~1 month), as well as travel to scientific meetings.

Note: This is a term position, which may be extended dependent on job performance and continued funding.

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Job Code: RT-Sensors

7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to, or by mail to the below address, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

Salary range: $56,000 – $144,527/year

MBARI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability, life insurance, 403B retirement plan, and paid time off, such as vacation, holiday, and sick leave.

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.