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: Mechanical Engineer
Job Posted: November 28, 2014
Job Description:

Marine Autonomous Robotic Systems (MARS) Group, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:

We are seeking an Engineer with experience in CAD (preferably Autodesk Inventor)...

Job title: Benthic Shelf Sea Oceanographer
Job Posted: December 2, 2014
Job Description:

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant: Shelf Seas Benthic Processes

£26,715 to £30,000 per annum

Coastal Ocean Processes, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

Job title: Building Services Manager
Job Posted: December 3, 2014
Job Description:

Estates, Corporate and Business Support, National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

About the role:

The Building Services Manager will report to the Deputy Head of Estates...

Job title: Senior Data Scientist – Semantic Web
Job Posted: December 11, 2014
Job Description:

British Oceanographic Data Centre (BODC), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool and Southampton

About the role:

Based at either our Liverpool or...

Job title: Marie Curie Early Stage Researcher in Marine Robotics
Job Posted: December 12, 2014
Job Description:

Providing Technical Support to worldwide, front line ocean science.

Marine Autonomous Robotic Systems Group, National Marine Facilities - Sea Systems (NMF-SS), National Oceanography Centre (NOC...

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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.



For any media or press enquiries to the National Oceanography Centre follow the more link below. Please note the centre's press office is staffed from 0830 to 1730, Monday to Friday.



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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: