Research Assistant (1 year term, 20 hours per week)

The Research Assistant will provide support to the video analysis team in the labeling of underwater imagery which will facilitate the development of machine learning tools. This position is 20 hours per week; with a duration of up to one year.  A background in marine biology at a college level is required; a bachelor’s degree is preferred.  Knowledge of a wide variety of marine phyla, including experience with identifying a diverse group of these animals (including in lab, microscopic, in the field/at sea), will prove valuable to the potential candidate. Experience working with large data sets, images and video is also highly desirable. The opportunity to participate in a broader array of Video Lab tasks to include hands-on specimen analysis, software operation, program design, analysis, and operation may also be afforded to the right candidate. The work requires excellent organizational skills, careful attention to detail, and the ability to quickly learn the identity of unique, deep-sea taxa.  Must be able to work with diverse groups of people.

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

MBARI, Human Resources
Job Code: RA-VIDEO
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA  95039

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