Prospective Students & Postdocs

Thank you very much for your interest in my lab at the University of Maine’s Darling Marine Center.

Prospective graduate students: I am recruiting an ecologically-oriented PhD or Masters student through University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences or the EES Grad Program for Fall 2021, to contribute to coupled systems research in Maine. If you are more interested in professional practice than a research-based degree, the SMS Professional Science Masters program may be the one for you. If you’d like to learn more about these opportunities, please email me at heather.leslie@maine.edu. Applications are submitted through UMaine’s Graduate School, after we’ve connected by email.

Prospective postdocs: Early career scholars with expertise in the ecological and social sciences and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, engaged scholarship are encouraged to contact me about potential postdoctoral opportunities focused on projects in both Maine and Mexico. The Smith Fellowship, NRC Fellowships and postdoc led grants to the NSF, SESYNC, and NOAA are all potential ways for us to secure the funding to bring postdocs to Maine. Individuals are required to be in residence in midcoast Maine at the Darling Marine Center and are encouraged to email heather.leslie@maine.edu for more details. 

Undergraduates: Whether you are a UMaine student or not, consider applying for our Semester by the Sea program, and experiencing marine science in an intimate and exciting environment during the fall semester at the Darling Marine Center. Opportunities for independent research also exist in the summer and fall, particularly through the SEA Fellows Program. Please contact me for details.