Open Positions

I’m always looking for motivated students to join my lab. If you are interested in applying for funding opportunities have a look at my publications contact me (danielle.l.levesque[a] with your CV, research interests, and possible sources of funding.

One Health and the Environment: Funded Graduate (MS ) Position!

If you are interested in One Health and convergent research check out our NSF Research Traineeship “Convergence of Social and Biophysical Sciences to Optimize Training in One Health“.


MS Assistantship: One Health- American martens in a changing world

An MS position is available in the Levesque Lab at the University of Maine with a social science component advised by Dr Sandra De Urioste-Stone. Working closely with collaborators at the Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife the project will evaluate the impacts of climate change on American marten populations at the southern edge of their ranges. The exact project will depend on the skills and interest of the applicant. Funding is tied to participation in UMaine’s National Science Foundation funded Research Traineeship (NRT) – Convergence of Social and Biophysical Sciences to Optimize Training in One Health.

Position: MS in either Biology ( or Ecology and Environmental Sciences ( starting in June or September 2023.

Funding: The position is funded for 2 years of research assistantships (full-time including summer ~26,000$/year) or teaching assistantships if the candidate would like teaching experience. In addition to stipend Funding includes tuition and fees, partial health insurance and a stipend. US citizenship or permanent residency is required to receive NRT funding.


  • BS or BA in biology, zoology, physiology, ecology, or other relevant disciplines.
  • Strong quantitative skills and a willingness to work with fur trappers.
  • A strong interest in the physiology and ecology of mammals and combining biophysical and social science research.

GRE scores not required!

To Apply: Please send a CV and a 1pg cover letter outlining your background, interest in the position and how this opportunity will help you realize your future goals to by Friday December 23rd.

UMaine One Health NRT Program: In 2020 The One Health and Environment Initiative at the University of Maine was awarded $3 million from the National Science Foundation. The five-year project will train 71 graduate students, including 21 funded trainees, from a variety of STEM fields. The project encourages interdisciplinary research in a range of systems, provides management and policy internships to encourage solutions-oriented practice and training to empower students to communicate with diverse audiences. We encourage women, first-generation students, veterans, students with disabilities and other under-represented groups to apply.

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