The Benioff Ocean Initiative ( is an applied research center at the University of California Santa Barbara’s Marine Science Institute. The Benioff Ocean Initiative team works to leverage the power of marine science and technology to develop and implement tangible solutions to a wide range of ocean problems. The Benioff Ocean Initiative seeks an Associate Specialist or Specialist to manage a portfolio of projects focused on diverse marine topic areas, including deep sea mining, biodiversity protections and marine protected areas in the high seas. Expertise in marine science and policy, ideally in the international high seas, will be required for this position. The succe

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