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Research Assistant – Engineering

Job TypeJob LocationCompany
Full TimeMoss Landing, CAMonterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Short Description

MBARI’s Bioinspiration Lab seeks a Research Assistant to work on the development of robust, automated tracking algorithms using stereo imagery for autonomous underwater vehicle missions in the ocean’s midwaters. The position will involve training machine learning (ML) algorithms using MBARI’s 25-year, manually annotated, underwater video database, integrating ML-enabled tracking with ROV and AUV control algorithms, and testing the developed algorithms on underwater vehicles in Monterey Bay in collaboration with Stanford University. The candidate should have a background in machine learning, computer vision, and robotics; experience working in the field is desirable. This position is for one year, with the option for extension pending job performance.
A B.S. degree in Computer Science or a related field, and experience with implementing machine learning algorithms on imagery are required. The position may also include occasional participation on oceanographic cruises to test automated tracking algorithms on ROVs and AUVs, as well as travel to scientific meetings. Must be able to work with diverse groups of people.

MBARI, Human Resources
Job Code: RA-BI
7700 Sandholdt Road
Moss Landing, CA 95039

Submit your cover letter and resume by e-mail to jobs@mbari.org, or by mail to the above address, or by fax to (831) 775-1620.

MBARI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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.

To apply: visit https://www.mbari.org/research_assistant_bio_lab/ or email  Kakani Katija  with your resume.