SIO Research Vessel Crew - Per Diem
San Diego, CA 
Posted 4 days ago
Job Description

This posting will remain open throughout the year. The above weekly deadline indicates dates that applications will be reviewed. This date will be extended each week.

Initial review date: 7/27/20

Qualified candidates will be placed into a talent pool for current and future consideration. Applications are reviewed on a regular basis.


Ship Operations and Marine Technical Support - Nimitz Marine Facility

Thank you for your interest in vessel crew employment opportunities with Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Scripps Institution of Oceanography is one of the oldest, largest, and most important centers for ocean and earth science research, education, and public service in the world. Research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography encompasses physical, chemical, biological, geological, and geophysical studies of the oceans and earth.

The Scripps Fleet of three oceanographic research vessels and the research platform FLIP make up one of the largest academic fleets in the world. Scripps' ships include the flagship global-class research vessel R/V Roger Revelle, named after the former Scripps director and founder of UC San Diego; the R/V Sally Ride, an ocean-class ship named in honor of the late Sally Ride, the first American woman in space as part of NASA's Space Shuttle Challenger crew, and member of UC San Diego's physics faculty; and the R/V Robert Gordon Sproul, named after the eleventh President of the University of California, a regional-class vessel that conducts short missions off the U.S. West Coast.

Applications are continually accepted for the following Per Diem ships' crew positions:

  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Officer positions (Oceans-Unlimited)
  • Able Seaman (Limited or Unlimited)
  • Ordinary Seaman
  • Marine Cook (Ordinary Seaman/Wiper Endorsement)
  • Chief Engineer (Unlimited Horsepower)
  • 1st, 2nd and 3rd Engineer (Unlimited Horsepower)
  • Marine Electrician (Electrician/Oiler Endorsement)
  • Oiler
  • Wiper

Must be willing and able to go to sea for extended periods; typical deployments average two to four (2 - 4) months.


To be considered, please apply online and by sending your current resume and copies of your valid MMC, TWIC and U.S Passport directly to

You will be contacted directly if a position opens up that is in line with your professional qualifications.


Candidates must possess valid U.S. Coast Guard documentation and endorsements for the position under consideration including:

  • Merchant Mariner Credential (MMC)
  • STCW Certificate (watch stander)
  • A valid U.S Passport
  • Transportation Workers Identification Credential (TWIC)
  • VPDSD Endorsement (Vessel Personnel Designated with Security Duties)
  • ECDIS Endorsement (Electronic Chart Display and Information Systems) for 1st, 2nd and 3rd Officer positions
  • Must be able to pass a pre employment U.S. Coast Guard physical and drug screen as a condition of employment.

Must be willing and able to go to sea for extended periods; typical deployments average two to four (2 - 4) months.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC San Diego is a smoke and tobacco free environment. Please visit for more information.


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As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
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