A PhD position is available in the Kamath and De Urioste-Stone Labs at the University of Maine, through a new interdisciplinary NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program in One Health, starting in the Fall 2020 semester. The student will examine the impacts of parasite infections in Maine moose (Alces alces), and use social science tools to facilitate communication and participatory planning. Integrating biological, social, and environmental data, the student will identify risk factors for parasite infections in moose, use genomic approaches to examine the genetic basis for infection phenotypes, and evaluate perceptions of risk, potential disease management strategies and communication tools. This study will provide key information to evaluate potential management approaches that will be supported by diverse stakeholders in order to ensure the long-term viability of moose in Maine. Click here for more information.