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.

Research Assistant / Technician

We are hiring a Research Assistant / Technician to help us in our experiments. This job could be ideal both for someone who wants to have a couple of years of experience in a lab before enrolling in a PhD and for someone who wants to start or continue a career in team-based research. More information here: https://tinyurl.com/CortexlabResAsst. Deadline for applications is 1st December. 

Spontaneous enquiries

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).

PhD students

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:

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.