Join the Lab
We are looking for lab members who are curious and motivated, with a strong academic record, with a passion to learn how to do scientific research. Projects include basic neuroscience questions around neural control of locomotion, and clinical questions of how to promote mobility recovery after brain injury.
Of note, the lab is located at Parkwood Institute where patient rehabilitation takes place, and graduate degrees are through Western University's graduate program in Neuroscience or Health and Rehab Science. All trainees will benefit from affiliation with the School of Physical Therapy and Western's Brain and Mind Institute.
Graduate students and Clinicians interested in MSc or PhD
There are currently openings in the lab for neuroscience research projects looking at somatosensory stimulation in the lower extremity and changes in posture. These projects could involve neuroimaging. Students may pursue either a MSc or PhD degree in the lab through Western’s Graduate Program in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences via the School of Physical Therapy, and through the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Some students may qualify to pursue a combined MPT/PhD program. Funding is available for qualified students. Interested students should contact Dr. Peters anytime through the year (see How to Apply below).
Interested postdoctoral fellows should contact Dr. Peters anytime through the year (see How to Apply below). External funding is through government and charitable agencies. International trainees encouraged to apply.
Are you an undergrad, summer student, or wanting to volunteer?
There are various opportunities for undergraduate students, summer students, and lab volunteers throughout the year. Interested individuals are encouraged to contact Dr. Peters early to discuss interest and potential opportunities.
Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
We see diversity as a remarkable source of strength. By embracing different backgrounds, perspectives, and approaches in our lab, we are stronger resulting in better scientific research. As such, we are committed to promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Everyone will be supported in our lab, regardless of race, nationality, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, or ability level. Specifically, we are dedicated to growing under-represented groups in science along with the inclusion and advancement of women. We are dedicated to learning more about how to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion both in our lab, and in the scientific community.
How to Apply
If you are interested in joining the lab, please contact Dr. Peters by email and send:
Academic transcript (can be an unofficial copy),
Abstract of your proposed project (max 1/2 page),
For individuals whose first language is not English: Provide evidence of English language proficiency (TOEFL or IELTS is recommended). A minimum TOEFL score of 620 (paper-based), 105 (internet-based), 260 (computer-based) or an IELTS score of 8 is required. For the 2021 application, the Duolingo English Test will be accepted with a minimum score of 135. (see https://www.uwo.ca/fhs/programs/hrs/admission.html for details).
Potential grad students, clinicians pursing graduate degrees, and postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to apply for external funding and are reminded that applications for funding are due well in advance of degree onset. Information about funding opportunities will be provided after contact.