Join the Lab

Post-Doctoral Fellows: We are not actively seeking additional post-doctoral researchers for the lab but those with external funding or who are interested in jointly applying for funding together are always welcome to contact Dr. David Brang (

Our lab acquires iEEG from 30-40 patients with epilepsy and 100+ individuals with brain tumors annually at the University of Michigan and UC San Francisco hospitals with the goal of understanding neurophysiology and sensory processing. An additional goal of our lab’s research (along with our collaborator Shawn Hervey-Jumper, is to use iEEG to understand how brain tumors alter neuronal function and cognition, and to improve surgical outcomes and quality of life in those with a brain tumor.  

Information on our current funded research lines:

    • Predictive Coding Network for Human Vision
  • NIH R01
    • Characterizing the recovery of spectral, temporal, and phonemic speech information from visual cues

Preferred qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in psychology, neuroscience, or a related field
  • Experience analyzing neurophysiological signals (EEG, ECoG, MEG, or neurophysiological recordings in animals) and fMRI data
  • Strong computational skills (e.g., machine learning or other advanced oscillatory analyses) and programming experience
  • One or more first-author publications

Undergraduate Research Assistants: The lab’s research is typically supported by the efforts of 4-6 undergraduate researchers. Activities include running behavioral study participants, helping to test patients at the hospital, analyzing behavioral and neural data, and conducting literature reviews for ongoing projects. If you’d like to express your interest in joining the lab either as a volunteer or for credit, please contact Zoë Hajratwala ( — please include a short description of your interests and goals along with a current resume and unofficial transcript. For more information on Psychology or BCN course credits, check out this page:

Graduate Students: Prospective students to our Psychology Ph.D. program in the Cognition & Cognitive Neuroscience area are welcome to reach out to Dr. Brang directly or peruse more information including application instructions at this resource:

Our Values: The Brang Lab encourages applications from people of all backgrounds and regardless of citizenship, race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, culture, religion, ability status, or socioeconomic status. See resources on the University of Michigan Psychology Department’s collective commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion here: