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 student through University of Maine’s School of Marine Sciences or the EES Grad Program for Fall 2020 to contribute to the Maine eDNA project, . I also am recruiting a social science oriented PhD student to contribute to the Science of Team Science elements of the project. Finally, 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: I am recruiting a postdoc along with Prof. Bridie McGreavy of Communications and Journalism, to work with the Maine eDNA project on the Science of Team Science elements of the project. Early career scholars with expertise in the ecological and social sciences and a strong commitment to interdisciplinary, engaged scholarship are encouraged to apply. Residence in Orono or in midcoast Maine at the Darling Marine Center is required. Please email heather.leslie@maine.edu or bridie.mcgreavy@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.