Join the lab

Interested in joining our lab? We are always looking for talented students at all levels with an interest in the speech motor system.

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Masters, capstone, and undergraduate students

We welcome masters, capstone, and undergraduate students to participate in the lab. Students are involved in a range of lab activities, including data collection, data analysis, participant recruitment, and experiment design. Students typically 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. Students interested in working in the lab should fill out the survey found here. Be prepared to submit a letter of interest as well as a resume. You will need to be logged in to Google with your UW–Madison NetID to access the form.

Ph.D. students

New graduate students interested in joining the lab should apply through the Ph.D. program in the  Communication Sciences and Disorders department or through the Neuroscience Training Program. Students in other labs or programs the University of Wisconsin–Madison are also able to have an affiliation with the lab if interested. Interested students should email the lab director, Ben Parrell (, for more details.

Postdoctoral researchers

We are not currently actively recruiting new post-docs in the lab. However, if you are interested in a post-doc position, get in touch by sending an email to Prof. Parrell ( to discuss possible options.