|Please read the appropriate section below and follow the instructions there before emailing Joe about joining the lab group.
High school students
We occasionally have a position available in our lab for motivated high
school students to conduct research. However, we currently have a
student doing research in the lab so I am unable to accept any
additional students at this time.
Stony Brook Undergraduates
We have positions available during the summer and academic year working
in the lab on a variety of projects. Initially students work in
the lab for research credit or as volunteers. Summer and academic year
paid positions are also possible once you have demonstrated your
productivity as a researcher in the lab. Students interested in
conducting research in the lab should email Joe prior to the start of
the semester (or during the first week) with their name, year in
school, SBU ID #, # of credits they wish to register for (1 credit
equals 3 hours / week in the lab), scientific interests, and previous
research experience. You will not be able to register in SOLAR until I
have given you permission via the education office. If you want more
information on the types of research we do, contact any of the
undergraduates currently working in the lab or Joe.
Undergraduates from non-SBU institutions
We may have summer (or guest student) positions available. Please
send Joe a short email with your research interests, timeframe for
working in the lab, a copy of your transcript (unofficial is fine), and
your resume/CV. Feel free to email Joe with regard to current
Openings in the ALES lab for graduate students depends on a variety of
factors (e.g. funding, current student progress, etc), but I am always
on the look out for bright and motivated students who are interested in
using acoustics as a tool to study marine ecology and oceanography.
Prospective students do not need to have experience with acoustics
(although it's a plus) in order to join our lab. The
instrumentation and equipment we use in the lab produces significant
amounts of data which requires computer programming skills to analyze
so students with experience in MATLAB, R, or other programming
languages will have a significant advantage in the admissions process.
Students interested in pursuing graduate study in our group should send
Joe a short email with: their scientific interests, degree goal (MS or
PhD), a copy of their transcript (unofficial is fine), and
resume/cv. I'm happy to talk with prospective students via phone
or video chat so if you'd like to do that, please provide some possible
30 minutes times during the week when you are available to talk.
Post-Docs, Visiting Scientists, etc
Please feel free to contact Joe with your scientific interests or questions.