Opportunities exist for performing research in the Rappé lab for all levels of skill and experience, from high school students to postdoctoral scientists.
Prospective Graduate Students
While the HIMB is not an academic degree-granting unit itself, Dr. Rappé is on the graduate faculty of the Department of Oceanography, Marine Biology Graduate Program, and Department of Microbiology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and accepts M.S. and Ph.D. students through each. If you decide to apply to one of these programs and are interested in working with us, you should (1) contact Dr. Rappé, and (2) note this on your application.
It is important to be aware that students with otherwise excellent academic backgrounds are turned away from the Rappé lab each year due to a lack of ability to fund their graduate studies. Financial support for graduate students generally comes from fellowships that the student applies for themselves, research grants of Dr. Rappé, or teaching assistantships. At the University of Hawaii, all of these come with a tuition waiver. Please contact Dr. Rappé for additional details.
Undergraduate Research and Employment Opportunities