Marine Research Plymouth – launched in 2021 by the University of Plymouth, the Marine Biological Association and Plymouth Marine Laboratory – is looking for its first Chief Executive Officer.

This new appointment will play a key role in putting a national and global spotlight on Plymouth as the go-to destination for marine-related research.

Collectively, the three world-leading scientific institutions host the largest number of marine scientists in any UK city and the greatest number of undergraduate and postgraduate marine students anywhere in the country.

And between them, they alerted the world to marine plastics, have conducted the longest running assessment of plankton health, and are consistently pioneering new technology and innovations that highlight the impact of climate change on our oceans and coastlines.

The Chief Executive Officer will work with scientists in all three organisations to ensure Plymouth and the South West is positioned to attract funding for initiatives that advance knowledge and understanding of the ocean.

They will also help to secure investment in research appointments and supporting the sharing of capabilities, equipment and facilities, as well as being responsible for connections between academia and industry.

The deadline for applications is January 26, 2022 and see more information about the opportunity on the University of Plymouth website.