Brain, Language, & Acoustic Behavior Laboratory

Join the lab

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Undergraduate, masters, and capstone students

The BLAB Lab is always looking for motivated and curious students from undergraduate, capstone, and graduate programs to join our lab. Research assistants have the opportunity to learn and contribute through hands-on experiences including data collection, data analysis, experimental design, and experiment programming. Depending on individual interests, students may choose to focus on speech production studies, online speech perception studies, or brain imaging. All students also participate in our bi-weekly lab meetings and journal club discussions. Typically, students participate in the lab for course credit, though depending on lab needs, as well as the student’s status and prior research experience, some hourly positions may be available.

If you are interested in gaining more experience in speech and neuroscience research with the BLAB Lab, please email Prof. Niziolek at with your resume and a few sentences explaining your interest in the lab.

Ph.D. students

Prospective graduate students interested in joining the lab should apply through Communication Sciences and Disorders, Language Sciences, or the Neuroscience Training Program. Students in other labs or programs at the University of Wisconsin–Madison are also able to have an affiliation with the lab. Interested students should email the lab director, Carrie Niziolek (

Postdoctoral researchers

We are not currently recruiting new postdocs in the lab. However, if you are interested in a postdoctoral position, get in touch by sending an email to Carrie Niziolek ( to discuss possible options.