Research Technician

MBARI seeks a Research Technician to assist with the management of data from the biogeochemical profiling floats operated as part of the Global Ocean Biogeochemistry (GO-BGC) and Southern Ocean Carbon and Climate Observations and Modeling (SOCCOM) arrays.  These are NSF funded projects to deploy large arrays of profiling floats across the global ocean.

The selected candidate will work closely with MBARI research staff to monitor sensor performance and conduct routine quality control on data streams.  The individual will also work with international partners in support of the global Biogeochemical Argo program (BGC-Argo).  Additional tasks include collaborative maintenance and development of data processing code as well as preparation and upkeep of processing documentation. The applicant will also be expected to assist with backend database design and management. Experience in full stack web development will be advantageous but not necessary.

A Master’s degree in a scientific or engineering discipline or equivalent is required, as is proficiency in MATLAB.  The individual should have a background in oceanography and strong programming skills.  A basic understanding of oceanographic sensors and experience with statistics and analysis of large datasets is desired.  Familiarity with the global Argo program is a plus.  Must have strong communication and organization skills and the ability to work with diverse groups of people. Experience presenting technical information to a range of audiences is desired. The position will include travel to scientific meetings.

This is an externally funded position, which may be renewed annually up to three years, depending on job performance and continued funding.

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: RT-GO-BGC
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA  95039

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.

MBARI Welcomes Diversity