Working with us

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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

Human Resources Administrator

Human Resources Administrator

Closing date: 28 March 2017 - 12:00:00 AM

Sandwich Course Student

Sandwich Course Student

Salary: £17,512

Location: Plymouth

Candidates should be undertaking an undergraduate degree that has a considerable computing component, and should have strong skills and interests in programming (which will be tested at interview), ideally but not essentially in  JavaScript, NodeJS, Python in a Linux environment. Appropriate training in remote sensing and image analysis will be provided. Opportunities to develop personal interests in computing will be encouraged within the overall context of the group's activities.

Key Deliverables:

  • Advanced 2D and 3D web-based open source visualisation systems for intuitive...

Closing date: 20 April 2017 - 12:00:00 AM

Bio-economic modeller

Bio-economic Modeller


£29,520 - £34,927

Fulltime - Open Ended Appointment

Job Purpose:  To provide bio-economic modelling capability to support the Sea and Society group and its currently funded projects, and to lead future development of aspects of economic modelling

The Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) has an exciting opportunity to work with other economists, environmental scientists and social scientists. We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to join our ‘Sea and Society’ group. We undertake research on the consequences and benefits of the interactions...

Closing date: 24 April 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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