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 Research Assistant (INSTRON)
Job Posted: July 24, 2014
Job Description:

Post-Doctoral Research Assistant

£26,715 to £30,000 per annum

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

About the role:...

Job title: Marine Scientist
Job Posted: July 28, 2014
Job Description:

Marine Geoscience Group, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role:

You will play a leading role in a major (3.3M euro; 28 partner) project called ASTARTE - Assessment,...

Job title: Network Support Analyst
Job Posted: August 1, 2014
Job Description:

About the Role:

We are seeking to appoint a network support analyst to join the Scientific Computing and Infrastructure team at NOC Southampton which provides support to several hundred scientists working on diverse...

Job Posted: August 13, 2014
Job Description:

NOC Project Manager

Part-time (2 days a week), 6-months fixed term

About the role :

As a Project Manager, you will initiate, develop, monitor, manage and evaluate...

Job title: Vessel Superintendent
Job Posted: August 14, 2014
Job Description:

National Marine Facilities - Sea Systems (NMF-SS), National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

About the role :

We are seeking Vessel Superintendent...

Job title: Senior Project Support Officer
Job Posted: August 14, 2014
Job Description:

National Oceanography Centre, Liverpool

About the role :

As the Senior Project Support Officer, you will report to the Head of Science and Project Support...

Job title: Communications Officer
Job Posted: August 28, 2014
Job Description:

Communications Officer, National Oceanography Centre,



About the role:

We are seeking a Communications Officer to join the communications team...

Job title: People and Skills Assistant (two year fixed-term contract)
Job Posted: August 28, 2014
Job Description:

National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

The People and Skills team provide a professional HR service, including learning and development, for the whole of NOC to support the delivery of marine science and technology.


Information for…


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.



NOC Staff can access the Intranet and Webmail resources at the following URLS.


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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: