[Coral-List] Masters Degree Opportunity in the Mariana Islands

Lyza Johnston lyzajohnston at gmail.com
Mon Dec 7 20:59:07 UTC 2020

Hafa adai Coral-list,

Please see below for information regarding an exciting opportunity to earn
a Master's Degree in coral reef ecology and restoration in the Mariana
Islands. Please don't hesitate to contact me for additional information or
questions regarding this position.

Johnston Applied Marine Sciences, in collaboration with Dr. Laurie Raymundo
and the University of Guam Marine Laboratory, is recruiting a Master's
student to start the Fall semester (August) 2021. The position is fully
funded and supported by a NOAA Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation
Grant. The project is aimed at investigating how ecological processes and
resilience influence coral reef restoration outcomes using sexually
propagated corals. We seek a highly motivated, critical thinker who is
enthusiastic about pursuing a career in marine science, environmental
conservation, natural resource management, or related field.  The student
will be expected to take courses in Guam during the fall and spring
semesters and travel to Saipan during summer and winter breaks to conduct
field work for the project.

In order to qualify for the position, candidates must have a Bachelor’s
Degree from an accredited four year institution by summer of 2021 and meet
all other requirements for the University of Guam Graduate School
Admissions. SCUBA certification and experience on small boats are preferred
but not required.

Please email the following, as a single PDF document, to Dr. Lyza Johnston
at ljohnston at jamssaipan.com:
1) A statement of interest
2) CV or resume
3) Contact information for three references
4) Copy of unofficial undergraduate transcripts

December 15, 2021, or until filled

*For additional information, visit:*

Best regards,


Lyza Johnston, PhD
Coral Reef Ecologist
Johnston Applied Marine Sciences
PMB 280 PO Box 10001
Saipan MP, 96950
Web: jamssaipan.com
Email: ljohnston at jamssaipan.com
Phone: (670) 285-2967

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