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MBA seeks part-time Finance Assistant

Posted August 24 2016

22.5 hours /week: Salary £14953 – £17703k pro-rata depending on experience The Marine Biological Association (MBA)  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 22.5 hours per week over 3 […]

Postdoctoral Research Associate position in Molecular Microbial Ecology

Posted August 15 2016

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) is an independent research institute and scientific learned society carrying out leading-edge research in fundamental and strategic areas of marine biology. We are looking for a highly motivated and independently working postdoctoral research scientist with interests in molecular microbial ecology. Applicants should have a PhD and a strong conceptual and […]

Second Issue of Sea Change Project News Now Available

Posted July 30 2016

Press Release: July 2016 The second issue of the Sea Change project newsletter is now available to download from the project’s website: Sea Change is a three-year EU Horizon 2020 funded project that aims to establish a fundamental “Sea Change” in the way European citizens view their relationship with the ocean. Sea Change will […]

Extensive population of carpet sea-squirt found off Herne Bay (South East UK)

Posted July 25 2016


We have recently received a video of an extensive subtidal occurrence of the non-native carpet sea-squirt (Didemnum vexillum). Shot by Debbie Phillips, a member of Canterbury Divers, during a drift dive off Herne Bay on the north Kent coast earlier this month [July 2016], the footage shows an extensive population of the sea squirt, in places covering […]

Sea Change launches new campaign: Our Ocean, Our Health

Posted July 19 2016

The Sea Change project invites you to take simple steps towards protecting our ocean by joining its new “Our Ocean, Our Health” campaign to raise awareness of the interconnectedness of ocean and human health. Sea Change is an EU Horizon 2020-funded project which aims to raise European citizens’ awareness of the intrinsic links between ocean […]

Widespread loss of Australian kelp forest ecosystems following an extreme marine heatwave

Posted July 08 2016

A team of scientists led by the University of Western Australia and including Dr Dan Smale from the Marine Biological Association have documented widespread loss of Australian kelp forest ecosystems following an extreme marine heatwave, with no signs of recovery five years on. The article, published today in the leading international journal Science, analyses data collected from 2001 […]

Statement on the EU referendum from the Marine Biological Association

Posted July 06 2016

Promoting marine biology and excellence in research is central to the mission of the Marine Biological Association (MBA). The recent vote for Britain to leave the European Union raises significant uncertainties surrounding essential funding for the UK marine biology community.  The impact of this goes far beyond the UK as European funding has enabled UK-based […]

MBA Researcher Elected to European Academy

Posted June 30 2016

A Marine Biological Association (MBA) researcher, Prof David Sims, has been elected a member of Academia Europaea, the pan-European academy of science, humanities and letters. At their meeting on 26 June, The Council of the Academia Europaea confirmed the election of Prof Sims, together with a number of other eminent international scholars from across the […]

The MBA is seeking to appoint a Strategic Business Systems Manager

Posted June 13 2016

Contract type: 18 Month Fixed Term Contract, Part-time 0.6 FTE (3 days) Salary: £33,574 to £37,768 per annum, depending on skills and experience. Closing date: 1st July 2016 The Marine Biological Association (MBA) carries out leading-edge research and knowledge exchange activities in marine biology. We are seeking to appoint a Strategic Business Systems Manager to […]

We celebrated our seas on World Oceans Day!

Posted June 07 2016

The Marine Biological Association (MBA) supports World Oceans Day each year on June 8th. In 2016 we were on the shore at Devil’s Point beach where our Beach Rangers worked with Millfields Inspired and the local community to deliver ocean-related activities.  The Beach Rangers taught about the wonderful marine life we are fortunate to have on our […]

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