National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)

Principal Investigator opportunities at the National Oceanography Centre

National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS)

Southampton, United Kingdom

Principal Investigator opportunities at the National Oceanography Centre

We have a number of exciting opportunities within our dynamic Ocean Biogeochemistry and Ecosystems (OBE) Group at the National Oceanography Centre in Southampton, UK:

Salary: £36,325 – £51,914 (Band 5)

Full Time (37 hours per week)

Principal Investigator: Anthropogenic Contaminants

Investigate the ecological and biogeochemical effects of anthropogenic contaminants in marine ecosystems.

Principal Investigator: Particle Flux Biogeochemist

Investigate the ecological and biogeochemical roles of biogenic particles in the global ocean.

Principal Investigator: Phytoplankton Dynamics

Investigate the ecological and biogeochemical roles of autotrophic organisms in the ocean using a combination of observational, experimental and modelling techniques.

Principal Investigator: Global Biogeochemistry

Investigate the response of marine biogeochemistry to climate change, using model output and time-series observations.

You will deliver world-leading research, exerting a major influence on the team’s direction. With access to sophisticated analytical facilities, you will have the opportunity to implement radical and novel approaches to these crucial research fields.

About you:

We are looking to appoint scientists who are already, or have clear potential to become, principal investigators. You will be a developing science leader, as evidenced by a portfolio of outputs including journal articles and funding proposals.

About us:

The National Oceanography Centre (NOC) is a national research organisation, delivering integrated marine science and technology from the coast to the deep ocean and is one of the top five institutions of its kind in the world. With sites in Liverpool and Southampton, it is the UK’s leading centre for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development.


In return for your talents, we offer a competitive remuneration package, including a RCUK pension scheme, 30 days annual leave with a further 14 Public/local days off and free car-parking. 

For more information visit Working at NOC.

Our Commitment as an Employer:

The NOC is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. There is a guaranteed interview scheme for suitable candidates with a disability and we welcome applications from ethnic minorities currently under-represented. The NOC is an Investors in People organisation, and has signed up to the Athena SWAN charter principles to take action to address gender equality.

How to apply:

Please apply online on our website at If you are unable to apply online, please contact the NOC Careers Team at

Closing date: 31 May 2019

Please apply via recruiter’s website.