Post-docs and Graduate Students

We seek a graduate student for our recently-funded NSF project to examine the influence of different nutrient delivery modes on functional biodiversity of marine phytoplankton in a changing ocean.  The student will work as part of an international team, participating on research cruises in the Galápagos Islands as well as performing laboratory culture experiments with phytoplankton isolates from this region.

Potential post-docs and graduate students are encouraged to contact Adrian to discuss research ideas and funding opportunities.

Undergraduate Students

We are always looking for keen undergraduate students wanting to gain research experience in the lab and on oceanographic cruises.


Please contact Adrian by phone or e-mail if you are interested in any of these positions.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Marchetti Lab aims to support members from diverse backgrounds, including those from different socio-economic backgrounds, races and ethnicities, gender identities and sexualities, religions, disabilities, familial obligations, and other personal identities. To achieve this, we hope to foster:

Strong relationships:

  • Recruitment of new lab members is based on a holistic evaluation instead of solely focusing on grades or publications.
  • Each junior member of the lab has a direct mentoring relationship with a senior mentor.
  • Regular discussions regarding both personal and career goals are carried out, to ensure that lab members have the resources needed to achieve their goals.

An inclusive environment:

  • Every individual’s personal identity is accepted and respected.
  • Lab members hold each other accountable by pointing out problematic behavior and being receptive to constructive criticism.
  • As a group, we advocate for constructive changes on a larger scale, such as at the institutional, local, and national levels and engage in outreach endeavors to recruit from diverse backgrounds.

A healthy and safe environment: 

  • Each person’s right to privacy is respected.
  • Mental and physical health is prioritized over academic success.
  • We recognize that unexpected situations, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, affects every individual differently and we are flexible in our expectations of others.

[Modeled after the Rieder Lab at Emory University]