Research Technician – Marine Biogeochemistry

MBARI seeks a Research Technician for a program focused on marine biogeochemical cycling. The candidate must have a background in marine chemistry (preferably carbonate chemistry), laboratory experience, and demonstrated programming skills (e.g., MATLAB or Python). The candidate will be working as part of a team focused on ocean biogeochemistry with other scientists and engineers. Excellent organization and planning skills, experience at sea, and an interest in scientific writing are required. The position will include elements of laboratory and field work as well as data analysis with opportunities to advance over time.

A Master’s degree or higher in a scientific discipline or equivalent experience is required. Experience with scientific publications is a plus. Must be able to work with diverse groups of people. The position may include occasional long (~1 month) oceanographic cruises, as well as travel to scientific meetings.

The earliest start date for this position is January 1, 2018.

MBARI, Human Resources
Job Code: RT-MB
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA  95039

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

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.


MBARI Welcomes Diversity