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 fall semester
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. To help
build long-term capacity in the CNMI, preference will be given to candidates from the
Northern Mariana Islands or Guam. Additionally, the student will be expected to spend
summer and winter breaks in Saipan 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 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 (preferably as a single PDF
document) to Dr. Lyza Johnston at

1) A statement of interest
2) CV or resume
3) Contact information for two references
4) Copy of unofficial undergraduate transcripts

For more information check-out: The University of Guam Marine Lab, Dr. Laurie Raymundo’s Lab at UoG, Ruth Gates Coral Restoration Innovation Grants 



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