Positions available!

We're a brand-new lab looking for a team that's excited about neuroscience, focused on putting out good research, and ready to help establish our science from the ground-up.

There are a lot of unique rewards and challenges in joining a new lab, since starting members will help get the lab up and running. I'm dedicated towards making this a collaborative process: I want my trainees to build good foundations and accomplish their individual goals, and I want to continually improve my mentorship.

Projects can be flexible within the themes of the lab:

Postdoctoral fellows

Postdoctoral fellows ideally have experience in electrophysiology or imaging, analysis in MATLAB or Python, and a previously published first-author paper. The goal for postdoctoral fellows is to come in ready to do science, and for me to help them develop into the scientist they want to be and hit their career objectives (whatever they may be).

The lab will be able to recruit a postdoctoral fellow from October 2023, though we could accept one with their own fellowship or funding before then. Since the first postdoctoral fellow will join in establishing our experiments, it is essential to have experience in mouse stereotaxic surgery, neural recordings, and analysis of neural activity.

Before you join, we can write a fellowship application together, which is useful to both provide funding and solidify project ideas. These can include both UK schemes and schemes to promote international movement (if you're coming from outside the UK), such as:

Sir Henry Wellcome Postdoctoral Fellowship
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Fellowship
EMBO Postdoctoral Fellowship (coming to UK from abroad)
HFSP Postdoctoral Fellowship (coming to UK from abroad)
Newton International Fellowship (coming to UK from abroad)

If you're interested in joining, please email andrew.peters at with a brief background, your research interest in the lab, and CV.

Doctoral students

Doctoral students don't need extensive experience, though experimental and coding experience is ideal. The goal for doctoral students is to come in ready to learn, and for me to help them develop the skills to be a scientist.

There are two types of PhD programs at Oxford to join a lab either after rotations or directly on entry. For programs including one year of Master's training and lab rotations, you apply without committing to a specific lab, then you can rotate in our lab and choose to join. These are:

DPhil in Neuroscience (1yr MSc + 3yr DPhil)
Interdisciplinary Bioscience Partnership

There is also a departmental PhD program, where you can apply directly to do a PhD in the lab with a proposed project. If you're interested in this, please email andrew.peters at with your CV and a brief description of your background and specific interests in the lab. This program is:

DPhil by Research in Physiology, Anatomy, and Genetics

Masters students

Masters students don't need experience, just excitment about starting out doing research. The goal is for masters students to accomplish a small project that gives them a realistic experience of how science is done. We can only take students who have already joined:

Oxford Neuroscience MSc course.

Undergraduate students and internships

We may be able to take in undergraduate students to get exposure to research and (depending on what's going on in the lab) help out with projects. Undergraduates can shadow (short-term) or work with a student or postdoc in the lab who would benefit from extra help, so availability depends on current projects.

Since the lab is still being established and no projects are under way, we don't yet have availability for undergraduate students or interns.