Graduate student opportunity

portland-press-herald-lobstermanThe Leslie Lab is recruiting a graduate student through UMaine’s School of Marine Sciences. The successful candidate will join an interdisciplinary team investigating the human and environmental dimensions of coastal sustainability. The research project centers on select midcoast and downeast Maine fishing communities and will leverage both natural and social science approaches.

The successful candidate will be a core member of the research team, responsible for ecological data collection and analyses as well as integration of local knowledge and perspectives into the project design and outreach activities.

Interested students are encouraged to contact Prof. Leslie via email by December 20, after reviewing the requirements for the dual degree Masters program in Marine Biology and Marine Policy. The successful candidate will begin studies at UMaine in summer 2017. Research will be based out of UMaine’s marine laboratory, the Darling Marine Center. Travel to the University of Maine Orono campus (~2 hrs driving from the DMC) and Maine Department of Marine Resources Boothbay office (~30 min driving) is required.