Student Opportunity Announcements

Graduate Student Assistantship, Coastal Ecology/Hydrology

We are recruiting a graduate student to work on a Hawai‘i Sea Grant-funded project investigating feedbacks between groundwater-derived nutrients, benthic algal uptake, and the accretion-erosion balance on Hawaiian coral reefs.  The graduate student will work with Drs. Henrieta Dulaiova (Marine & Environmental Geology), Megan Donahue (Hawai‘i Institute of Marine Biology), and Flo Thomas (Hawai‘i Instititute of Marine Biology).  Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, oceanography, hydrology, or related field.  Applicants with excellent quantitative skills and with prior research experience or a master’s degree in coral reef ecology, ocean carbonate chemistry, ground water hydrology, geochemistry and/or coastal oceanography are preferred.  There is currently two years of funding available for this project, and we are open to applicants at either the MS or PhD level.  The graduate student may matriculate into the graduate program in Marine Biology (applications due Dec 31, 2013) or in Department of Geology and Geophysics (applications due Jan 15, 2014); both programs are in the School of Oceanography and Earth Science and Technology at the University of Hawai‘i.  Interested applicants should contact Dr. Megan Donahue ( and Dr. Henrieta Dulaiova (  With your inquiry, please include a CV or resume and a description of your research interests and past research experience.