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 not currently recruiting graduate students. I encourage you to reach out to other faculty affiliated with the School of Marine Sciences and the EES Grad Program if you are interested in pursuing marine conservation science at the University of Maine.

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 your postdoc to Maine. Residence in midcoast Maine at the Darling Marine Center is preferred but not required. I encourage interested individuals to contact me at heather.leslie@maine.edu.

Undergraduates: Whether you are a UMaine student or not, consider applying for a 2023 Summer Internship  at the DMC and/or the Fall 2023 Semester by the Sea program, where students are immersed in marine science in an intimate and exciting environment 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.