Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

2020 Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Monterey, CA, United States

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, and biology as well as research and development related to information management and ocean instrumentation. 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 candidates from the fields of biological, chemical, and physical oceanography; marine geology; and ocean engineering. Candidates must be awarded a Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment starting between July 2020 and June 2021. Applicants should communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI ( for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, resource availability, and expected start date.

Application deadline: January 22, 2020

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 (

Address your application materials to:
MBARI, Human Resources
Job code: Postdocs-2020
7700 Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

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

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.

Competitive compensation and benefits package.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.

Quote Reference: Postdocs-2020