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 finalistWISE MEMBER logoWe 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

Social Science Researchers

Social Science Researchers


£22,404 – £29,874

Full time, or part time on job share basis, 1 x Open Ended Appointment, 1 x Fixed Term Appointment (12 months)

PML is seeking to appoint 2 enthusiastic, highly motivated and experienced Social Science Researchers to join our ‘Sea and Society’ group. You will provide social and economic science support for existing staff to deliver on currently funded projects involving stakeholder engagement and primary data collection, and to support similar projects in the future.

The Sea and Society group, one of five science areas at The Plymouth Marine Laboratory...

Closing date: 05 September 2017 - 12:00:00 AM

Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor          


£30,765 - £46,147

Full time – 2 year Fixed Term Appointment

Job Purpose

To provide the organisation with pragmatic Health and Safety advice and to create and design and deliver a Safety Management System suitably robust to meet demands of the ISO45001 Accreditation.

Key Deliverables

  • Work with and advise the Building Refurbishment Liaison Manager to maintain site safety at all times during building refurbishment works.
  • Develop the existing policies and procedures to meet and achieve ISO 45001...

Closing date: 08 September 2017 - 12:00:00 AM

NERC-ARF Data Analysis Node - Airborne Earth Observation Data Analyst

ARF Data Analyst


£22,404 - £27,165

Job Purpose

To deliver on NERC Airborne Research Facility data processing. This entails processing remotely sensed data acquired by NERC's suite of airborne instruments and maintaining existing processing systems.

Key Deliverables:

  • Process raw data from airborne LiDAR, hypersppectral and digital camera systems into a high quality product for delivery to customers.
  • Assist with maintenance and development of automated processing systems.
  • Assist customers, with support from the NERC-ARF team, on the use NERC-ARF data...

Closing date: 15 September 2017 - 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

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