The Leigh Marine Laboratory differs from many other marine labs in that we are in effect a “marine campus” of the University of Auckland.
The academic staff based at the lab coordinates and contributes to a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Auckland. The eleven full-time and two part-time staff members also supervise postgraduate students based at the laboratory.
A unique aspect of the Leigh Marine Laboratory is the fact that MSc students can live on-site while researching and writing-up their research projects. PhD students are encouraged to find local accommodation in the small coastal town of Leigh, which is located nearby.
Construction of updated, purpose-built student accommodation and research facilities has recently been completed, and students will have the opportunity to work in a new Interpretive Centre sharing their research with the public.
We offer a close-knit and vibrant research community to a total of around 25 PhD and MSc students and about 5 postdoctoral researchers.
The Leigh Marine Laboratory is situated on the northeast coast of New Zealand, about 100 kilometres north of the city of Auckland.
As a field research base the Leigh Marine Laboratory has the advantage of access to a wide range of unspoiled marine habitats accessible in almost all weather.
It also benefits from the relative proximity to a large urban centre and the full resources of New Zealand’s largest university.
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