Our research involves combinations of multiple approaches, so we are open to people with a variety of backgrounds. We welcome spontaneous enquiries.
We are proud of having mentored a number of talented researchers, and we strive to build a collegial, long-lasting relationship that continues beyond their stay in our laboratory. We particularly encourage applications from women and underrepresented minorities.
When we have positions open, we advertise them on this page. Even when we don't have them, however, we welcome spontaneous enquiries: we have stringent limitations of space and funding but we may foresee opportunities that will appear on the horizon. We generally respond to all enquiries that explain the specific interest in our research, but we rarely respond to "canned applications" that could be sent to any laboratory.
Our research involves combinations of multiple approaches, so we are open to people with a variety of backgrounds. It helps to have a grounding in quantitative matters (e.g. math, engineering, computer science, physics) and/or proven experience in experimental techniques such as behavior, viral/transgenic approaches, two-photon imaging, electrophysiology. Essential criteria are ability to analyze data in Matlab or Python, and excellent productivity (which is usually demonstrated by publications).
We regret that we cannot accept PhD students in our laboratory unless they have been accepted by one of UCL's PhD programs. UCL has a number of PhD programs in neuroscience and related subjects. These include:
- Optical Biology PhD Programme
- London interdisciplinary doctoral training program
- Wellcome Trust PhD Programme for Clinicians
- UCL-Birkbeck MRC doctoral training program
- Foundational Artificial Intelligence programme
- Gatsby computational programme
- SensyT (if they have funded positions)
- Sainsbury-Wellcome Centre PhD programme*.
Please follow those links if you are interested in applying, and consider that they operate independently, so it makes sense to apply to multiple ones. If you are selected for interview, we can arrange for visits to our laboratory and discuss possible rotations.
* This programme limits the number of students allowed to work in affiliate labs such as ours. If you are considering working with us we would therefore recommend prioritizing other UCL PhD programs without this limitation.
Lab rotations and internships
We try our best to accommodate UCL students from PhD programs, and if we can, we also consider UCL students from MRes or MSc programs or undergraduates. Due to space limitations, however, we can rarely accommodate rotation or internship students from outside UCL.