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PhD Research Assistantship Opportunity (Available for Spring 2019)

The College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture (NSFA) at the University of Maine invites applications for a PhD research assistantship beginning in Spring of 2019 (start date is negotiable). The successful candidate will work with an interdisciplinary team of researchers on a recently funded National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Dynamics of Coupled Human and Natural Systems (CNH) grant to study the relationship among tourism and mosquito-transmitted diseases in the Americas.The student will join the natural resources and society research group, and be advised by Dr. Sandra De Urioste-Stone. The successful candidate will conduct qualitative and quantitative social science research to examine how infectious disease outbreaks influence visitor and tourism business health risk perceptions and travel decision making processes. Click here for more information.