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Student Opportunities


A list of training opportunities for early and mid-career professionals in fields relating to marine science. For internship and postdoctoral opportunities, please have a look at the Vacancies page.
An exciting PhD position has become available within the Robinson Lab at Stellenbosch University. This position forms part of a larger project considering ocean acidification and bioinvasions as drivers of change along the South African west coast. Candidates who are self-driven, have good analytical skills and who work well within a team environment are encouraged to apply. A scientific diving qualification or a willingness to become certified would be advantageous. While a bursary is not embedded within the project, an opportunity exists to apply for funding through the Stellenbosch University Postgraduate Funding Programme (closing date 31 October). Those interested in applying are referred to the lab webpage ( for more information and should contact Prof. Tammy Robinson ( Note: Although this position will ideally be filled by a PhD student, it could be split into two MSc projects should the right candidate not be found. Thus, all interested students are encouraged to make contact with Prof. Robinson. 
Stellenbosch University10/31/2021

PhD or Postdoctoral Research Fellowship:​Penguin-krill functional relationships in a region of high fishing pressure

The Centre for Statistics in Ecology, the Environment and Conservation (SEEC) at UCT is seeking a PhD student or postdoctoral fellow to work on a large biologging dataset from chinstrap penguins breeding in the Antarctic Peninsula.