Join the Lab

Funded postdoctoral positions

Our lab is currently looking for two post-doctoral scholars to join the lab in 2018. Funding is available for two years with optional renewal. Salary starts at $47,484 yearly (plus benefits). Please email Dr. Wessel at if you are interested in a post-doc position.

Prospective Graduate Students

The Cognitive Neurology Lab is currently accepting new Graduate students. For more information, visit the Graduate Students page or contact Dr. Wessel at

Prospective Undergraduate Research Assistants

The CNL is always looking for intelligent, tech-savvy, and self-motivated students interested in researching neural mechanisms that underlie the monitoring and adaptation of ongoing behavior and cognition. Current undergraduates at the University of Iowa are invited to apply for for-credit research assistant positions.

Each undergraduate research assistant is paired with a graduate student or staff member in the lab and receives one-on-one hands on training in multifaceted research projects. Undergraduates help with research using various neuroscientific techniques. Those seeking to do an honors project are also encouraged to apply.

In particular, we're looking for someone who:

  • Learns new skills fast
  • Has an interest in cognition, cognitive neuroscience, and error- and surprise processing
  • Is self-motivated and curious
  • Is a sophomore (or higher) with a GPA of at least 3.0

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Dr. Wessel at