The Bahlai Lab is open for collaboration and we’re always looking for enthusiastic, driven people to join us in beautiful, changeable and affordable Kent Ohio, near the Cleveland metropolitan area and the Cuyahoga Valley National Park.

Undergraduate students: I usually have several openings for undergraduate research assistants in my lab every semester. Students will be compensated as hourly employees (i.e. paid money in exchange for work) or with academic credit which will count towards experiential learning requirements of your degree.* Current openings include:

  • Fieldwork support at CVNP, greenhouse plant maintenance and lab support for soil sample processing.
  • Conducting lab-based insect observation and experiments using video monitoring 
  • Collecting, documenting and processing data from web and government sources 
  • Checking transcriptions and editing outreach materials for clarity

Graduate students: Applications are currently closed for the fall 2023 intake, but if you’re interested in joining my lab in the future, please first review my message to prospective students, then send me an email explaining your research interests and goals and a CV.

Postdocs: What what? I am currently looking for a small heap of postdocs. Please take a look at the job descriptions here.

Prospective collaborators: Let’s work together! Track me down on twitter, on github, or by email. cbahlai at kent dot edu.

Please see our Lab Guidelines on GitHub for further information on lab policies, culture, and expectations. Stipends are competitive and come with a full tuition waiver, and quality of life is pretty good here. Here’s the official program information for Kent State University’s Department of Biological Sciences.

*I generally do not take on volunteer research support, relying on volunteer labor is problematic from an equity standpoint and contributes to inequality in science.