Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute


Applications for the postdoctoral fellowship program at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) are currently being accepted. MBARI is dedicated to the development of state-of-the-art instrumentation, systems, and methods supporting scientific research in the oceans. Ongoing programs at MBARI span marine robotics, ocean physics, chemistry, geology, biology, and engineering. Located in Moss Landing, California at the head of Monterey Canyon, MBARI enjoys convenient access to a diverse range of ocean environments. The Institute operates two ocean-going research ships, a coastal workboat, remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater and surface vehicles, oceanographic profilers and moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a wide range of oceanographic equipment. MBARI is a non-profit oceanographic research institute supported by the David and Lucile Packard Foundation.

Offers will be made to selected candidates from the fields of biological, chemical and physical oceanography, marine geology, and engineering. Candidates must be awarded a Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 2021and June 2022. Applicants should communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI ( HYPERLINK for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date.

Application deadline: January 20, 2021

Selected candidates will be contacted soon after.

Application requirements:

  1. Curriculum vitae
  2. At least three professional letters of recommendation
  3. Succinct statement of the applicant?s doctoral research
  4. Potential research goals at MBARI
  5. Supplemental information online form ( HYPERLINK

Address your application materials to: MBARI, Human Resources Job code: Postdocs-2021 7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

Submit by e-mail to: (preferred), by mail, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

EOE MBARI Welcomes Diversity 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.