PEARL is a dynamic, integrated and interdisciplinary organisation of Researchers, Academics, Makers, Producers, Enablers and Students, who together make an important contribution to the study of People-and-Environment interactions. Furthermore, we collaborate with an extensive network of Governments, Communities and Industries.

Our organisational structure can thus be likened to that of an Atom: we are more than the sum of our individual parts, as we all work together towards the creation of a better world.

The PEARL atom: Organisational Structure

Everybody working in PEARL contributes to our mission for a better world and we recognise that none of us can achieve that on our own. We are a highly-skilled team of people whose contributions are all valued equally:

1. Academics

While extremely talented in their own right, our Academics hold an appreciation for “other” disciplines and are always seeking to expand their own ‘disciplines’.


2. Researchers

Our innovative Researchers are just as curious about other disciplines as they are their own. They will have contracts that are not tied to specific research grants to allow them the flexibility to work on multiple experiments and projects at a time.

3. Making and Production team

Our Making and Production team are highly skilled in designing and constructing experiment environments, including simulating the perfect sound, smell or lighting conditions. They also assist in the manufacturing of innovative prototypes and provide much needed IT support for a range of technological software and hardware. 


4. Enabling team

Our Enabling staff are vital to making all things happen at PEARL. As such, they will form an integral part of the research and experiment teams, so that they have a full understanding of what is needed in a project in order to support the work involved.

While the roles at PEARL are varied, everyone is encouraged and supported to gain further education, training and qualifications to expand their repertoire, and due recognition will be given in the interpretation of appointment and promotion criteria. Multidisciplinary publishing opportunities will be created to enable PEARL project outcomes to be disseminated in the most suitable ways to the appropriate audiences.

If you are interested in working at PEARL, then please consult the available positions listed below and the following Background Information Document to find out more about what it would be like to work with us and how you could contribute to our vision.


PEARL is currently on the look-out for talented Technicians, Team Leaders, Specialist Leads and a Manager to join our Making and Production team. This is an exciting opportunity for people with a keen interest in working in a highly innovative, interdisciplinary and collaborative work environment. As part of the Making and Production team, you will contribute towards both cutting-edge scientific research and innovative artistic ventures, as well as practical applications, with the ultimate intention to make the world a better place. If this sparks your interest, please keep an eye on this page in the near future. 

Available Positions


Making and Production Team


Team Leaders

Specialist Leads


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