- Marine scientists are employed by marine research institutes, universities, international organizations, commercial companies, government agencies and not-for-profit organizations. Some of the examples include fisheries and aquaculture organizations, energy, oil and gas exploration firms involved in marine energy. Not-for-profit organizations and NGOs such as Conservation International, The Nature Conservancy, WWF, Earthwatch.org (UK-based), Wild Aid and Greenpeace, marine research laboratories and agencies. You can also try your luck in universities - leading UK universities in marine biology include Southampton, Plymouth, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Liverpool with roles including marine biology technicians, research assistants, research fellows, lecturers and professors. Many environmental research institutes, museums and aquariums would also require employees with this background. Some employers, especially academic bodies or government agencies, may employ marine biologists to undertake a short or long-term research project, linked to a fixed-term contract. Hope this information was useful to you.