MBARI is hiring a Principal Investigator or Principal Engineer to develop an independent research program investigating seafloor patterns and processes, including but not limited to geology, chemistry, biology, or ecology. We seek to promote a programmatic vision that fosters the development of novel observational and analytical methods to advance our understanding of the interplay between abiotic and biotic systems in the deep sea. 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 and potential to secure extramural funding. Applicants at an early- to mid-career stage (equivalent to an incoming 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.