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The MBA is recruiting a deckhand for its Research Vessel, MBA Sepia

Posted March 23 2015

The MBA is looking to recruit a Deckhand for its Research Vessel, MBA Sepia, to assist with the MBA’s scientific work at sea. You will be part of a highly motivated sea-going team comprised of multi-disciplinary scientists and crew. The role will include deployment of scientific sampling equipment, scientific trawling, and provision of seawater for […]

Thank you from MBA and @Society_Biology for supporting the unveiling of the blue plaque

Posted March 05 2015

A big thank you from the Marine Biological Association and the Society of Biology to everyone who came to Plymouth for yesterday’s unveiling of the MBA’s blue plaque. Gerald Boalch worked in the MBA’s botany department in the early 1960s at the time Huxley and Hodgkin were carrying out research there. He gave a fascinating […]

Join us to celebrate Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir Andrew Huxley blue plaque unveiling

Posted February 26 2015

There will be a blue plaque unveiling ceremony at the laboratory of the Marine Biological Association (MBA) in Plymouth in March. The blue plaque is for work carried out by Sir Alan Hodgkin and Sir Andrew Huxley, who received a Nobel Prize for discovering, at the MBA, how nerve cells transmit signals. The ceremony will […]

MarClim Research Assistant and PhD Student Leoni Adams Wins PlymSEF Best Presentation Award

Posted February 16 2015


The MBA is proud to report that Leoni Adams, a research assistant on the MarClim project and PhD student with Nova Mieszkowska, was awarded the PlymSEF Student Conference Prize for best presentation. Leoni’s presentation was based on her work in the Mieszkowska lab on the topic of multi-stressor climate impacts on bi-valves.

The Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) Annual Student Conference takes place this Thursday 12th February 2015

Posted February 10 2015

The Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) Annual Student Conference takes place on 12th February 2015. The conference is organised by and for PhD students and early career researchers. This year the theme of the meeting is: “Showcasing early career science” and aims to be an exciting and enlightening adventure in the world of […]

SeeByte wins SBRI contract for work with MBA on control systems for autonomous surface vehicles.

Posted January 29 2015

Unmanned vehicles that explore our seas need sophisticated and flexible control systems. SeeByte are pleased to announce that they have been awarded a contract by the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) to work in collaboration with Autonomous Surface Vehicles (ASV), and the Marine Biological Association of the UK. Unmanned vehicles will play an increasingly important role in expanding […]

Free training for teachers and volunteer marine life recorders

Posted January 27 2015

THE SHORE THING PROJECT TRAINING for Teachers and Volunteer Recorders will take place on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th March 2015 at the Field Studies Council Centre, Millport, Isle of Cumbrae. The two-day course is FREE and the project will cover accommodation and reasonable travel expenses. See flyer for more information.

Vacancy for Web Developer

Posted January 15 2015

The Marine Biological Association is looking to enhance its online resources and profile and is therefore seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and innovative Web Developer with proven ability in PHP and MySQL. The MBA operates mixed IIS7.5 and Apache web servers and experience with both environments would be ideal. Tasks include: Development and update of […]

PlyMSEF – assistance for attending conferences, symposia etc. in 2015

Posted January 14 2015

The Plymouth Marine Science & Education Foundation (PlyMSEF) latest call is now open for grant-in-aid for attending conferences, symposia, workshops or advanced training courses in 2015. The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday 23rd January 2015, see the PlyMSEF page.

Vacancy for Part Time Finance Assistant

Posted January 12 2015

15 hours / week. Salary £15 – £17k pro-rata depending on experience The Marine Biological Association is one of the UK’s leading marine science research institutes. The MBA is seeking to appoint a Finance Assistant at its Citadel Hill Laboratory in Plymouth. This is a part-time position at 15 hours per week initially with possibility […]

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