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

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Job title: Senior Communications Officer – Technology Lead
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Communications, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

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Job title: Chief Officer
Job Posted: April 22, 2016
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Chief Officer (Permanent and fixed term)


National Marine Facilities - Sea Systems (NMFSS), National Oceanography...

Job title: Project Coordinator
Job Posted: April 25, 2016
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Project Coordinator

National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton

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Job title: Coastal and Estuarine Modeller
Job Posted: April 27, 2016
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Coastal Ocean Processes, Marine Physics and Ocean Climate, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool

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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research...

Job title: People and Skills Manager
Job Posted: April 27, 2016
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People and Skills, Corporate and Business Support, National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Liverpool

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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

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