Working at NOC

The Natural Environment Research Council employs around 540 people at the National Oceanography Centre sites in Southampton and Liverpool. Most of our staff are scientists, engineers and technologists who carry out world-leading research, or develop the machines and run the ships that help us understand the ocean environment.

They are supported by a range of staff working in areas as diverse as finance, HR, facilities management and communications.

Both NOC sites are embedded in university campuses and are part of dynamic learning environments where graduate students carry out research alongside some of the leading scientists in their field, for example the Graduate School of the National Oceanography Centre Southampton

Latest vacancies

Job title: Post Doctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography and Air-Sea Exchange
Job Posted: October 1, 2014
Job Description:

Post Doctoral Researcher in Physical Oceanography and Air-Sea Exchange

About the Role:

The post is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), for a...

Job title: Linux Support Analyst
Job Posted: October 16, 2014
Job Description:

Corporate Business Services, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool

About the role :

We are seeking to appoint a Linux support analyst to join the Scientific Computing and...

Job title: Physical Oceanographer – Ocean Gliders
Job Posted: October 30, 2014
Job Description:

About the role :

You will work with the Coastal Ocean Processes group at the NOC in Liverpool as part of a small but expert team working with data from Ocean Gliders. This work will use data from a number of past...

Job title: Finance Controller
Job Posted: October 30, 2014
Job Description:

£37,875 - £41,600 + excellent benefits


This is a great opportunity to take on and shape a new role, directly managing three senior members of the NOC Finance team (...

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The outputs of research generate new knowledge about the oceans. Transferring scientific knowledge to support business and industry is an important part of our NOC remit.



Our research is intended to tackle the big environmental issues facing the world. Research priorities will include the oceans' role in climate change, sea level change and the future of the Arctic Ocean.



The University of Southampton and the University of Liverpool both offer a range of highly regarded undergraduate and post-graduate degrees in Ocean and Earth Science.



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Delivery Partners

Delivery Partners helping to provide marine science national capability.


Marine Science Community

The creation of a wider association of Universities and research institutions to support wider engagement of the NOC with the marine science community is now underway.



The National Oceanographic Library is a national resource for the UK marine science community.


Principal scientists

All updated information for cruise participants can be found using the Marine Facilities Planning website: