The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) is uniquely dedicated to merging science, engineering, and marine operations for the purpose of developing state-of-the-art instruments, methods, and systems for advancing scientific research in the ocean. MBARI’s Strategic Plan and Technology Roadmap set forth institutional priorities related to a series of interconnected scientific and engineering challenges that MBARI is uniquely poised to address. Applications are invited for a Principal Investigator in science or engineering to develop a research program focusing on marine microbiology, and to interact with ongoing MBARI programs that focus on the development of novel observational and analytical methods to advance our understanding of the interplay between abiotic and biotic systems in the sea. The successful candidate will be responsible for conceiving and executing original research, applying novel methods to the study of microbial processes and diversity, and for the development of technology and analytical methods in support of the objectives of the Institute. Although the position will remain open until filled, we will begin reviewing applications on March 1, 2021, and expect to begin interviewing promising candidates in April 2021.
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 2021 and June 2022. 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 20, 2021.
The Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI) invites qualiﬁed candidates to apply for a position as a Principal Investigator in science or engineering with a programmatic vision that advances understanding of seafloor processes and fosters the development of novel observational capabilities and/or methods. Candidate interests may span the fields of geology, geophysics, geochemistry, or interplay between abiotic and biotic systems associated within the deep-sea floor. MBARI Principal Investigators lead small research groups that collaborate with Engineering Division staff and other researchers, organize and conduct at-sea research operations, and disseminate developments and discoveries to a broad audience. A Doctorate or equivalent in a scientific or engineering discipline and a minimum of 3 years demonstrated success in conducting research is required, along with a record of significant, original, and promising research contributions. Applicants at an early- to mid-career stage (equivalent to an assistant to associate professor) with a demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary, team-oriented environment are encouraged to apply. We are currently receiving applications for this position, which will remain open until filled. We expect to begin reviewing applications and scheduling interviews on October 1, 2021.