Vacancy: Marine Science Teaching Technician at the University of Southampton (CLOSED)

By 26th October 2022 November 17th, 2022 Closed Vacancies

Marine Science Teaching Technician

Ocean & Earth Science Technical

Location: National Oceanography Centre Southampton
Salary: £26,396 to £31,411
Full Time Permanent
Closing Date: Wednesday 16 November 2022
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 2022822HN

At the University of Southampton, we have an exciting opportunity for a Marine Science Teaching Technician to join our team of core technicians within the School of Ocean and Earth Science.

The School of Ocean and Earth Science is situated within the National Oceanography Centre Southampton, providing a truly unique and interdisciplinary working environment. Our technical team plays a pivotal role in helping our students and researchers better understand our dynamic planetary system and address the key societal challenges that effect our blue planet that we call home. From managing our research vessel Callista, to running our Research Aquarium, laboratories, workshops, and facilities, our technicians are an integral part of everything that we do.

The role 

As a core technician, you will work alongside a team of highly skilled and dedicated technicians, academic and professional services colleagues, to deliver a high-quality educational experience for students. Within this varied role, you will provide specialist technical support for marine science teaching activities in the field and laboratory, as well as supporting specialist analytical chemistry services within our in-house Nutrient and Carbonate Analysis Facility.

This role is based at Waterfront Campus in National Oceanography Centre Southampton, it’s easily accessible via direct public transport, situated within walking distance of Southampton’s vibrant city centre.

About you

This wide ranging role will require excellent communication skills and an ability to prioritise tasks and manage service expectations within a constantly changing work environment. You will be a highly independent worker, with the ability to plan and prioritise your own workload.

You will have a skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 in a STEM subject, with proven work experience acquired in a relevant technical support role, including an understanding of technical processes relating to analytical chemistry and its application in the marine sciences. A degree in a scientific discipline and/or experience working in offshore, coastal, or estuarine environments will be highly desirable.

Your basic hours will be 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, but you may be required to work some weekends and bank holidays depending on the needs of the business.

A full driving license is an essential requirement for this role, as you will be transporting students, staff, and equipment into the field.

What we can offer you

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect, and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work.

With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days, we are committed to supporting our staff and students, and are open to a flexible working approach. All our benefits can be viewed here.

If you wish to discuss the role in more detail, please email Nicola Pratt, Senior Marine Biology Technician, at or call +44(0)23 80596599.

Application procedure 

You should submit your completed application form online at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Jane Sturgeon (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 2380 592750 or email  Please quote reference 2022822HN on all correspondence.