Division of
Natural and Applied Sciences

PhD position in coral resilience and growth mapping Ohio State 

SEEKING APPLICANTS FOR A PHD POSITION IN THE GROTTOLI LAB AT THE OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY.   

The successful applicant will participate in a recently funded project to construct high-resolution 3-D maps of reefs to evaluate individual coral colony growth at the reef scale. Some aspects of the project development will take place at the Reef Systems Coral Farm in Ohio and field testing at the Hawaii Insititute of Marine Biology. This project is in collaboration with Dr. Ronjun Qin at Ohio State University and Dr. James Porter at the University of Georgia. The successful applicant will also participant in ongoing research in the Grottoli lab on coral resilience in the face of climate change.  

Desired (but not required) qualification of applicants: 

-Masters degree in relevant field (e.g., biology, marine science, earth science, engineering, other relevant) 

– image analysis skills 

-scuba certified (advanced and rescue) 

-record of publication and/or presentation at international conference 

Application deadline is 1 December 2023. Applications details can be found at https://earthsciences.osu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/applying-our-program 

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact Dr. Grottoli directly at grottoli.1@osu.edu with a statement of interest, CV, and grade report or transcript. Learn more about ongoing research the Grottoli Lab website https://u.osu.edu/grottoli.1/