Plymouth Marine Laboratory

Plymouth Marine Laboratory, Prospect Place, Plymouth, UK

About us

About us

As a charity we aim to develop and apply innovative marine science to ensure a sustainable future for our ocean.

For over 40 years we have provided evidence-based environmental solutions to societal challenges by applying cutting-edge, interdisciplinary research that benefits society and promotes stewardship of marine ecosystems. Since 2002, and in association with a wide range of national and international partners, we have provided these capabilities as an independent company limited by guarantee with charitable status.

The impact of our science is far-reaching ranging from highly cited scientific papers, to providing scientific evidence for policy and training the next generation of marine scientists. Through the delivery of our science plan we are also contributing to UN Sustainable Development Goals to promote healthy, productive and resilient oceans and seas.

We also have a commercial trading subsidiary, PML Applications Ltd, which delivers services, products and solutions related to the marine environment in key sectors such as ballast water management and biofouling.

Our core values

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Working with us

Whether you are interested in career or visiting researcher opportunities with us, wish to find out more about our partners or collaborate with us on projects, there are many ways to work with us.

It’s important for us to find the very best people to fill vacancies in our science and operational areas with career opportunities for experienced individuals and those just starting out. We pride ourselves in offering competitive terms and conditions and an excellent, friendly and vibrant working environment.

PML is strongly committed to the culture and principles of Athena SWAN, and are proud to have received an institutional Bronze Athena SWAN award. This award recognises and celebrates good practice in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) in research and higher education.

Applicants from all sections of the community are welcome. We adopt an equal opportunities policy and operate a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for disabled candidates holding the minimum qualifications for the post.

Current vacancies will be advertised on our website and social media channels as well as our careers portal, where you can also sign up for job alerts to be informed of new opportunities.

PML’s Equality and Diversity policy is available to download here.

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Our awards

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