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Human Resources Office

Marine Biological Laboratory
7 MBL Street
Woods Hole, MA 02543, USA
Tel: 508-289-7422


Discover Marine Biological Laboratory

The Marine Biological Laboratory offers a variety of career opportunities, ranging from the biological, ecological, and marine research sciences to administrative and technical positions.  A friendly and casual working environment that benefits fully from the educational and recreational resources offered within the Woods Hole community is one of the many highlights of employment at the MBL.

Instructions to All Applicants


To be considered for employment, please complete our online employment application, which will officially put you into our database to be considered for the open position(s) of your choice.  

An application is not complete until (1) the applicant submits all required materials, (2) the application is certified on the electronic signature page, and (3) the applicant receives a confirmation number.  Submitted applications may not be edited for that specific position; however, applications for subsequent openings can be updated.

Before beginning the online application, it is suggested that you assemble the following information or documents:

  • Name of specific position(s) for which you are applying

  • Work history information and dates

  • List of References (names and phone numbers)

  • Resume if required

  • Cover letter if required

  • Copies of college transcripts if required

  • Information about certifications and licenses if required

This will reduce the likelihood of lost data and/or being automatically logged out after 60 minutes of inactivity.

If special accommodations are needed in completing the application form or for the interview process, please contact the Human Resources Office so that necessary arrangements can be made.




MBL supports individuals in reaching their full potential by offering equal employment opportunities and an environment that actively values diversity. MBL is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and complies with all applicable laws concerning hiring and employment practices. MBL is firmly committed to maintaining a workplace free from discrimination by age, ancestry, color, disability, gender, genetic predisposition, national origin, military status, race, religion, retaliation, or sexual orientation.