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.

CIPD finalistWe 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

Science Support Administrator

Science Support Administrator

Closing Date: 1700hrs on Friday 15th July 2016

Division: Operations

£19,200 – Full-time

Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) is looking to appoint an Administrator to provide administrative and secretarial support to Heads of Science (HoS) and our wider scientific community. This post is a full time, permanent appointment.

Your responsibilities will include: diary management, travel and meeting arrangements, collation of material for reports, distributing requests for information and reconciliation of credit card statements.

Further responsibilities will include: completion of insurance...

Closing date: 15 July 2016 - 12:00:00 AM

Science Leader (Single Cell Genomics)

Science Leader (Environmental Single Cell Genomics)

Closing Date 01/07/2016

Science Division, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and Biosciences department, College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Exeter

Description Science Leader, National Centre for Environmental Single Cell Genomics

Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter
Starting Salary £33,574 - £40,082 per annum

In May 2016, Plymouth Marine Laboratory and the University of Exeter launched a £1M environmental Single Cell Genomics (SCG) Facility, dedicated to applying cutting edge molecular...

Closing date: 01 July 2016 - 12:00:00 AM

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.

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Facts at your fingertips...


  • 158 Members of staff

  • 72% Scientists

    28% Operations

  • 40% Female

    60% Male

  • 79% British17% Other EU 4% International

  • 88% Retention rate

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