JOB Openings

We are hiring a Research Technician to work on the recently funded project “Gulf-Wide Assessment of Habitat Use and Habitat-Specific Production Estimates of Nekton in Turtlegrass.” The selected applicant will be co-supervised by Dr. Kelly M. Darnell and Dr. Zack Darnell. The position is expected to begin February 1, 2018 with a 28-month term. Review of applications will begin December 1, 2017 and continue until the position is filled. You can view the full job ad here.


Prospective students

The Division of Coastal Sciences offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Information about the degree programs can be found here. Application deadlines are April 1 (for Fall admission) and October 1 (for Spring admission).

Students in the Coastal Ecology and Seagrass Biology Lab are typically funded through external research grants, however departmental fellowships are also available (see below). Assistantship opportunities will be posted on this page when they become available.

Interested students are encouraged to contact me about current and/or upcoming opportunities.


Fellowship opportunities

The Division of Coastal Sciences offers several graduate fellowships for exceptional applicants. You can read more about the fellowships here. I encourage you to contact me if you meet the requirements and are interested in applying for one of these fellowships.