Postdoctoral Fellow
(Marine Biogeochemistry)

The Marine Biogeochemistry Group at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is currently seeking a postdoc to join the team. This 2-year appointment can begin as early as fall of 2019. The postdoc will work on an NSF funded project that is integrated with the NASA EXports Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing (EXPORTS) mission. The goal of the project is to improve understanding of the biological carbon pump and its predictability from remote sensing. The successful applicant will participate in the analysis of data from biogeochemical profiling floats, a mooring, and ships to constrain upper ocean tracer budgets and assess carbon export over multiple years. The results will be compared to estimates of carbon export derived from satellite observations over the same period. The postdoc will lead efforts in data analysis and interpretation, project reporting, manuscript preparation, and the sharing and presentation of results to the EXPORTS team and broader scientific community.

A Ph.D. in chemical oceanography, a related field, or experience with biogeochemical float data is required. The ideal candidate will have experience working with tracer budgets and carbonate chemistry. Prior research related to the biological carbon pump and familiarity with profiling float and remote sensing data would be helpful but is not required. Proficiency working with large observational datasets will be necessary.

Application Instructions

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

MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: PD-MB
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

MBARI offers 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.