Information for Undergraduate Students

There are several ways undergraduates can get involved in research in our lab. We have openings for students who are interested in learning more about research related to behavioral ecology and bioacoustics. We also are happy to support honors and distinction thesis students in the development of their independent research project. We have periodic openings for students, usually in the fall semester, and give preference for students who are able to commit 4 or more semesters to the lab. If you decide you are interested in joining the lab for research experience, please send Dr. Parks an email outlining:

  1. Your major and current year/semester
  2. A copy of your transcript
  3. Your current resume
  4. A one page document outlining how research in the BABEL research relates to your career goals after graduation.

Students may seek support for research activities through the following programs at Syracuse University:

SOURCE – Syracuse Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Engagement

LSAMP (Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation) Summer REU

Biology Department Summer Research Fellowships

Information for Graduate Students

Students interested in behavioral ecology, bioacoustics and conservation biology topics in baleen whale species are encouraged to reach out directly to Dr. Parks with any questions you may have about the graduate program and the application process. Please include a copy of your CV and a brief statement of your research interests in your email. The lab anticipates having one funded opening in Fall 2023 for a Ph.D. student. Additional openings exist for students that are able to secure their own outside funding from fellowships. Students in the lab have previously been supported by the NDSEG Fellowship or the NSF GRFP.

Information for Postdoctoral Researchers

BABEL is always interested in collaborating with and mentoring recent Ph.D. recipients interested in bioacoustics and behavioral ecology through postdoctoral opportunities in the laboratory. We periodically have advertised funded postdoctoral position. We currently have no funded positions available but Dr. Parks is happy to discuss options for fellowships or independently funded projects for interested candidates.