I am currently seeking a Master’s or PhD student to start in my lab

at the University of Maine in January or June 2020.

Prospective students

If you are interested in joining the lab as either an undergraduate or graduate student, please send the following to rachel.schattman[at]

  • A brief email detailing your research interests,

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae,

  • A one-page draft proposal of something you are interested in working on.

I have a limited capacity to offer research assistantships, but all prospective graduate students should plan on applying for fellowships to help with tuition and salary. See below for some good places to start.

Post doctoral researchers

I will advertise post-doc positions here as they become available. If you would like to discuss co-developing a proposal to fund a post-doc position in the lab, please email rachel.schattman[at] I am interested in working with researchers focused on climate and agriculture in both domestic and global contexts.