Working with us

Scientists at work

Whether you are interested in Career or Visiting Researcher Opportunities with us, wish to find out more about our Partners or collaborate with us on Projects, there are many ways to work with us.

We aim to attract the very best people to fill vacancies in our science and operational areas and have career opportunities for experienced individuals and those just starting out. We pride ourselves in offering competitive terms and conditions and an excellent, friendly and vibrant working environment.

We adopt an equal opportunities policy and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We also operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled candidates holding the minimum qualifications for the post.

Current vacancies

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Contract Administrator

To assist with the appropriate financial & administrative control of Commissioned Research contracts.

Closing date: 02/05/2014

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

PML has exciting opportunities for four Post-Doctoral Research Fellows (PDRFs) to contribute to the growth in its science areas through excellent and novel science.

Closing date: 09/05/2014

Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst

Undertake data analysis for the NERC Airborne Research and Survey Facility, leading the LIDAR data analysis and assisting with other ARSF processing and PML GIS projects.

Closing date: 02/05/2014

Earth Observation Scientist (Inland Waters)

To undertake lake related Earth Observation research and development.

Closing date: 15/05/2014

PhD Studentships

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) works with a number of university partners to train tomorrow’s leaders in Environmental Science. These collaborations, known as Doctoral Training Partnerships, (DTPs), offer postgraduate studentships and training across the full range of multidisciplinary environments, helping to enrich the student experience.

Closing date: 25/04/2014

Quality Manager

The purpose of the role of Quality Manager is to develop, co-ordinate, implement and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) within PML to an internationally recognised standard.

Closing date: 02/05/2014

Visiting researchers

We welcome interest from visiting researchers who have secured funding to work in the UK, or who have won fellowships, such as a Marie Curie Fellowship, and are looking for a well equipped and vibrant scientific laboratory in which to pursue their research.

If you are interested in joining us to undertake your Marie Curie Fellowship or as a Visiting Researcher, please complete the enquiry form below. We also accept enquiries from those who have not yet secured funding but would like to discuss research opportunities or voluntary placements.

Make an enquiry

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Facts at your fingertips...


  • 166 Members of staff

  • 67% Scientists

    33% Operations

  • 44% Female

    56% Male

  • 82% British15% Other EU 3% International

  • 94.5% Retention rate

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