Postdoctoral fellowship – Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute

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 for 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 diverse oceanographic environments. The institute operates research vessels equipped with remotely operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, oceanographic moorings, the MARS seafloor cabled observatory, and a diverse 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 the Ph.D. degree prior to commencing the two-year appointment and must begin work in 2018. Applicants are encouraged to communicate with potential research sponsors at MBARI for guidance on project feasibility, relevance to ongoing research projects, and resource availability (

Application deadline:  March 15, 2017

Selected candidates will be contacted in early July 2017.

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-2018
Sandholdt Road, Moss Landing, CA 95039-9644

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

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