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Postdoctoral Scholarships

Following are special opportunities for postdoctoral fellowships in Israel:


Life Sciences

Host Professor: Gad Asher MD PhD, assistant professor 
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 05/04/2017
Research Topics:
Metabolism, Circadian clocks
Duration: 3 years
Contact details:
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Psychology / Philosophy 

Host Professor: Dr. Baruch Eitam, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Psychology, Univ. of Haifa and Dr. Arnon Keren, Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Philosophy, Univ. of Haifa 
Academic Institution: University of Haifa
Date Posted: 31/03/2017
Application Deadline: 15/04/2017
Research Topics:
Philosophy and Psychology, and the rich relations between the disciplines
Duration: 2017-2018 academic year, with a possibility of extension for a 2nd year
Comments: One or two postdoctoral fellowships will be awarded to outstanding young scholars whose research addresses the rich relationship between philosophy and psychology, broadly conceived.
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Biology (Genomics, Neurobiology)

Host Professor: Ivo Spiegel, Assistant Professor
Department: Spiegel Lab
Academic Institution: Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 30/03/2017
Research Topics:
Genomics, Synaptic plasticity, Homeostasis, Cortex, Neural circuits
Duration: 3 years
Contact details:
Ivo Spiegel, Ph.D.
Department of Neurobiology
Benozyio Bldg, Room 11
Weizmann Institute of Science
76100 Rehovot, Israel
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Neuroscience

Host Professor: Assistant Prof Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus
Department: Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC)
Academic Institution: Technion
Date Posted: 09/03/2017
Research Topics:
Pediatric Neuroimaging, MRI, functional/structural MRI, Connectivity, EEG, Eye movements, Reading, Language acquisition
Duration: 2-3 years
Comments:
Purpose of Position: The Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC) in the Technion is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. ENIC focuses on revealing the neural circuits related to Literacy, Language and Reading in healthy developing children as well as in atypical developing children. We use neuroimaging tools such as functional and structural MRI, EEG, tDCS, and eye trackers to improve evaluation and treatment for children with language, literacy and reading difficulties, as well as developing new interventions, assessment tools and devices for this population.
 
Come join our team!
 
Current projects represent collaborations with Children’s hospitals in Israel and the US and focus on the fundamental of language, literacy and reading acquisitions and plasticity in healthy children and atypical developing children (illiterate children, children with dyslexia, with ADHD, with Epilepsy, with Psychiatric disorders and more).
 
We seek a motivated individual to assist and lead in all aspects of the research process including conducting research and clinical trials, analysis of behavioral, fMRI, sMRI, EEG. Eye-tracking and tDCS data, participation in the development of articles for publication, grant writing, and the mentoring and supervision of students and research assistants.
 
QUALIFICATIONS:
Qualifications include a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, or a related field; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and within a team and strong verbal and written communication skills.
 
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
● Data collection
● Analysis of neuroimaging data using SPM, AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer or other software
● Data management
● Management of lab operations
● General research and administrative duties
Necessary Qualifications
● PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields
● Strong programming skills (e.g., shell scripting, Matlab)
● Strong data management skills
● Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills
Additional Highly Desirable Skills
· Prior research experience with human participants
· Technical experience in fMRI and functional connectivity MRI
· Experience with data-driven techniques (e.g., ICA, graph theory)
· Strong statistical (e.g., SPSS, R) and analytical skills
· Knowledge of neuroanatomy
· Experience in other imaging modalities (e.g., DTI, EEG, sMRI, fNIRS, MEG)
 
If interested, please send your CV and a brief statement of interests to Dr Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus at Tzipi.kraus@tx.technion.ac.il
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Chemistry (materials and physical chemistry)

Host Professor: Dr. Michal Leskes, Senior scientist
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science, Dep. of Materials and Interfaces
Date Posted: 09/03/2017
Research Topics:
Development and application of Dynamic nuclear polarization and solid state NMR methods for the study of energy storage and conversion materials
Duration: 2 years
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Chemcial Engineering and Materials Science

Host Professor: Dr. Tamar Segal-Peretz, Assistant Professor
Department: The Functional Nanostrutucres and Advanced Imaging Lab
Academic Institution: Technion- Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 05/02/2017
Application Deadline: All year round, although some fellowships have deadlines in the very near future
Research Topics:
Block copolymer self-assembly, Nano-lithography, Separation membranes, 3D charcterization with TEM tomography
Duration: 1-2 years
Comments:
The Functional Nanostructures and Advanced Imaging Lab is looking for outstanding and highly-motivated postdocs. We study block copolymer self-assembly and hybrid organic-inorganic materials for nanofabrication and water purification applications. We use state of the art facilities and electron microscopy to study the correlations between functionality and 3D structure
Contact details:
Applications should be sent to tamarps@technion.ac.il
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Virology/immunology

Host Professor: Dr. Daniel Barkan
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 02/02/2017
Research Topics:
recombinant viruses as vaccines
Duration: 3 years
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environmental epidemiology

Host Professor: Raanan Raz, senior lecturer
Department: Raanan Raz
Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 13/01/2017
Research Topics:
Epidemiology of air pollution
Duration: 1-3 years
Contact details:
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Law, social sciences

Host Professor: Prof. Eli Salzberger
Department: The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions
Academic Institution: University of Haifa
Date Posted: 15/12/2016
Application Deadline: 15/02/2017
Research Topics:
Institutional, cultural, socioeconomic and policy aspects of the rule of law under the specified extreme conditions: National security emergencies - wars, terrorism, counter terrorism, cyber and military actions; Socioeconomic crises - economic meltdowns and severe sociopolitical fragmentation; Natural and man-made disasters - epidemics, floods, storms, fires, tsunamis and earthquakes, including induced man-made natural disasters.
Duration: One year
Comments:
Contact details:
Dr. Michal Ben Gal, bmichal@geo.haifa.ac.il, cell phone: +972-502-163543
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Geosciences; ​Flow in porous media; Soil physics

Host Professor: Ran Holtzman, Lecturer ​​(assistant professor)​
Department: Holtzman's lab
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 04/12/2016
Research Topics:
(1) mechanical deformation of sediments and rocks, e.g. fracturing and particle displacements, induced by fluid flow; (2) microbial activity in soils, manipulating both wettability and pore geometry; and (3) chemical deformation by solute precipitation and dissolution.
Duration: 1-2 years
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Biological Computation / Engineering / Computer Science

Host Professor: Dr. Hillel Kugler
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Date Posted: 18/11/2016
Application Deadline: 31/01/2017
Research Topics:
We invite researchers for a postdoctoral position to join a research program on designing new biological computing devices. The selected candidates will work with Dr. Hillel Kugler with opportunities to collaborate with several experimental groups that will be studying the development and design of the underlying methods and technology, as part of a new 5-year European Project. This is a full-time, two-year, appointment with possibility of extension, subject to excellent performance. Funds for scientific meetings and research expenses will also be provided, including options for longer term visits at our collaborators labs. Starting date is flexible. For more details please contact Hillel Kugler at hillelk@biu.ac.il
Duration: Two-year
Comments:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or they are about to graduate) in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics or Biology (with strong computational skills). To submit your application, please send an updated CV with a list of publications, at least 2 letters of recommendation and a cover letter to hillelk@biu.ac.il
Contact details:
Applications should be submitted online at http://thesacklercenter.tau.ac.il/fellowships.html
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Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science

Host Professor: Prof. Eran Rabani, Dr. Guy Cohen, Dr. Oswaldo Dieguez, Dr. Moshe Goldstein, Prof. Oded Hod, Dr. Amir Natan, Prof. Abraham Nitzan, Dr. Yair Shokef, Prof. Michael Urbakh
Department: The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Center for Computational Molecular and Materials Science
Academic Institution: Tel Aviv University
Date Posted: 11/11/2016
Application Deadline: 01/02/2017
Research Topics:
Computational Molecular and Materials Science
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
Postdoctoral fellows are expected to perform leading-edge computational research focusing on the chemistry and physics of complex systems and to interact with at least one, but preferably more of the research groups associated with the center. Applicants should have recently completed their PhD thesis in a relevant field, in an academic institute outside Israel, or expect to complete it by March 2018, and are expected to join between October 2017 and March 2018. For further details and application instructions, see http://thesacklercenter.tau.ac.il
Contact details:
Applications should be submitted online at http://thesacklercenter.tau.ac.il/fellowships.html
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Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering

Host Professor: Assistant Professor David Eisenberg
Department: Electrochemistry and Energy
Academic Institution: Schulich Faculty of Chemistry, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 30/10/2016
Application Deadline: all year round, although some fellowships have deadlines in the very near future.
Research Topics:
Electrocatalysis, Fuel cells, Energy storage, Carbon materials
Duration: 1-2 years
Comments:
The Eisenberg lab for Electrochemistry and Energy is looking for excellent postdoc researchers (Israeli and international). We study new types of carbon-based catalysts for some of the most difficult and fascinating electrocatalytic reactions, including oxygen reduction and transformations in the nitrogen cycle. Our goal is fundamental knowledge, that could transform the energy storage industry.
Contact details:
+972-58-7005418
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Electrophysiology, Microfabrication, biomedical engineering

Host Professor: Yossi Mandel, MD, PHD
Department: Ophthalmic Science and Engineering
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Date Posted: 30/10/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
Next generation retinal prosthesis for restoration of sight to the blind
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
Scientists should have qualifications in one of the following fields: PhD in the field of electrophysiology – MEA, Patch clamp, and calcium imaging; PhD in Micro/nano fabrication or in a similar field in biomedical engineering. We are looking for dedicated, hard-working scientists, with track-record publication in high impact journals, who wish to achieve a scientific breakthrough. Successful applicants will receive a good salary, and will have an excellent opportunity to do outstanding scientific research while collaborating with leading scientists around the world.
Contact details:
yossi.mandel@gmail.com
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Mathematics (probability)

Host Professor: Professor Ofer Zeitouni
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute
Date Posted: 29/09/2016
Application Deadline: 10/01/2017
Research Topics:
extremes of logarithmically correlated fields
Duration: 2-3 years
Comments:
this is a position funded by an ERC advanced on the topic mentioned above. The selection process is part of the general post-doc selection process at Weizmann, and applicants should follow the standard application procedures described in the link above. For academic questions, please contact directly the PI.
Contact details:
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Evolutionary and Systems biology

Host Professor: Dr. Shimon Bershtein
Department: Bershtein Lab / http://www.bershteinlab.com
Academic Institution: Department of Life Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date Posted: 23/09/2016
Research Topics:
Molecular mechanisms underlying the evolution of transient protein-protein interactions
Duration: 2 years (with a possibility for extension)A successful candidate should be proficient in bacterial and yeast genetics, and protein biochemistry and biophysics. The project is conducted in collaboration with a research group at Harvard University
Contact details: shimonb@bgu.ac.il
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Geophysics, mechanics

Host Professor: Dr. Regina Katsman, Lecturer
Department: Computational Marine Geosciences
Academic Institution: University of Haifa, Dr. Moses Strauss Dept of Marine Geosciences
Date Posted: 12/09/2016
Research Topics:
Dynamics of methane bubbles ascent in fine-grained aquatic sediments. The project implies conducting modeling and simulations in the field of linear elastic fracture mechanics coupled with solute transport.
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
Successful candidates are expected to show a solid physical/mechanical/mathematical background, ability to conduct an interdisciplinary research, and advanced English communication skills.
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Astrophysics

Host Professor: Prof. Tsvi Piran
Academic Institution: Racah Institute of Physics, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 19/08/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
Observational Time Domain Astronomy: Supernovae, Tidal Disruption Events, GRBs, Radio Transients ; Cosmology: formation and dynamics of galaxies and large-scale structure; High-energy astrophysics: gamma-ray bursts, compact objects, cosmic rays, and numerical relativity ; Planetary systems ; Stellar physics: radiation transfer ; The Early Universe ; Astrophysical Plasma: ISM, IGM, Circum-galactic processes, UV and Xray observations
Duration: 2-3 years
Contact details: tali.m@huji.ac.il
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Retinal prosthetics and Neurophysiology of vision

Host Professor: Dr. Yossi Mandel
Academic Institution: Bar Ilan University
Date Posted: 19/08/2016
Research Topics:
The Ophthalmic Science and Engineering Lab study various technologies for visual restoration. We invite researchers for a postdoctoral position in the area of retinal prosthesis, cortical plasticity in prosthetic vision and novel methods for studying prosthetic vision. The selected candidates will work in collaboration with Israeli and US scientists. The lab is fully equipped with state-of-the-art In-vitro and In-vivo electrophysiological setups, cortical optical recording, rodent ophthalmic imaging and surgery suit, rodent behavioural tests, and stem-cell culture facility. The research project is fully funded for up to 4 years. Funds for conference travel will also be provided. For more details please visit my lab website: http://yossimandel.wixsite.com/mandel-lab
Duration: up to 4 years
Comments:
Applicants should have a strong background in electrophysiology - patch clamp, MEA recording, Ca imaging or similar. Experience in animal research is recommended. Excellent research skills with publications in high ranked journals. To submit your application, please send an updated CV with a list of publications, letters of recommendation and a cover letter.
Contact details: Dr. Yossi Mandel, yossi.mandel@gmail.com
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Engineering seismology and/or Geotechnical earthquake engineering

Host Professor: Dr. Ronnie Kamai
Department: The Kamai research group
Academic Institution: Ben-Gurion university of the Negev
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Research Topics:
developing ground-motion prediction equations, conducting exploratory and statistical analysis of large datasets, exploring fundamental mechanisms of wave propagation and site-response, conducting numerical and empirical analyses of ground motion amplification
Duration: two years
Comments:
the successful applicant will be a highly motivated, independent researcher with good spoken and written English skills. Experience with programming and statistical analysis are preferred.
Contact details: rkamai@bgu.ac.il
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Mathematics and Computer Science

Host Professor: Dr. Moran Feldman, Senior Lecturer
Academic Institution: The Open University of Israel
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Application Deadline: 31/08/2016
Research Topics:
The position is part of a research project on practical submodular maximization algorithms with good theoretical guarantees. Applicants must have a PhD in computer science, mathematics or a related field, and have a strong research record, preferably in approximation algorithms or in applications of submodular maximization).
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
To apply, please send a cover letter, CV with list of publications and contact details of three referees. The post-doctorant will be expected to devote part of his/her time to the project. Physically, the position will be at the Open University in Raanana, and the starting date is flexible between Fall 2016 and Spring 2017. Applications will be reviewed, starting September 1st, until the position is filled.
Contact details:
Dr. Moran Feldman, moranfe@openu.ac.il
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Computer Graphics, Geometry Processing

Host Professor: Ofir Weber – assistant professor
Department: The computer graphics and geometry processing lab
Academic Institution: Bar Ilan University, Faculty of Engineering
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Research Topics:
Theoretical and computational methods in geometry and their applications to problems in computer graphics and digital geometry processing. In particular, the following applications: interactive shape and image deformation, bounded distortion mappings, surface parameterization, generalized barycentric coordinates, shape interpolation, and computer animation.
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
with various backgrounds (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Mathematics) who are interested in performing cutting edge research in graphics and geometry are welcome to apply.
Contact details: ofir.weber@biu.ac.il
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Philosophy

Host Professor: Dr Michael Fagenblat, Senior Lecturer
Academic Institution: The Open University of Israel
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Application Deadline: 01/09/2016
Research Topics:
"Emmanuel Levinas and Analytic Philosophy: Second-Person Normativity and the Metaphysics of Mind”.
Duration: 1 year, with possibility of renewal
Comments:
The project identifies three components of Levinas’s philosophy as bearing directly on recent work in analytic philosophy: (i) metaethics, especially in the Kantian tradition, e.g. work by Audi, Darwall, Korsgaard or R. J. Wallace, but also other relevant work, e.g. by Dancy, R. Adams, M. Thompson or others; (ii) the normativity of intentionality or mental content, e.g. work by Brandom, Crowell, Gibbard, Haugeland, McDowell, Noë or Peacocke, and (iii) the moral implications of arguments for the irreducibility of subjectivity to psychological identity, especially recent work by Mark Johnston.
Contact details: michaelfa@openu.ac.il
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Neuroscience

Host Professor: Prof. Hamutal Slovin
Department: Slovin Lab.
Academic Institution: Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan university, Ramat Gan, Israel
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Application Deadline: 30/11/2016
Research Topics:
cortical mechanisms of color perception
Duration: 24/36 months
Contact details: Hamutal.Slovin@biu.ac.il
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Organic/Medicinal Chemistry

Host Professor: Prof. Bilha Fischer
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Application Deadline: 15/09/2016
Research Topics:
our research we have selected natural mononucleotides, di-nucleotides, nucleoside-bisphosphates, and oligonucleotides as scaffolds for the synthesis of novel chemical entities, and the development of novel building blocks and synthetic methodologies. Those new molecules targeted various applications in the field of medicinal chemistry including diagnosis (probes for detection of mRNA cancer markers towards personalized medicine, SNP-typing probes, and detection and quantification by improved RT-PCR probes), and drug development (treatment of diabetes Type 2, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s disease, inflammatory bowel diseases, and osteoarthritis).
Duration: up to 2 years
Contact details:
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Mathematics (Probability, Group theory)

Host Professor: Dr. Gideon Amir (Senior lecturer)
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Research Topics:
Probability theory, Groups theory and their interface. In more detail, I am looking for post-doctoral researchers with a strong background in probability theory or in group theory. The main projects I have in mind involve probabilistic methods in group theory, although any strong candidate in probability is encouraged to apply. More specifically I am interested understanding behaviours of random processes on groups, and in particular the rate of escape, entropy, return probabilities of random walks on groups and related topics, and in the study of amenability of groups and group actions. I am also open to other projects mainly in discrete probability (e.g. random walks, particle systems, random graphs, exclusion processes etc..).
Duration: Flexible. Up to 3 years, but shorter terms (from 3 months and on) are possible. Positions available from October 1st 2016
Comments:
We have funding for several simultaneous post-doc positions from Oct 1st 2016 for several years. Please send an email with CV, and a list of publications. Names of letter possible letter writers can be inlcuded in the email or delivered at a later stage. An additional research staement is optional. No teaching required during the position.
Contact details:
Gidi Amir, Bar-Ilan university, gidi.amir@gmail.com
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physics

Host Professor: Prof. Lev Khaykovich
Department: Laboratory for ultracold atoms
Academic Institution: Bar Ilan University
Date Posted: 12/08/2016
Research Topics:
ultracold atoms, few-body physics, matter-wave solitons
Duration: 2 years with the possibility to extend for another year
Comments:
PostDoc position is available immediately under recently approved exclusive research program. The applicant is expected to lead the establishment of a new research laboratory to explore novel regime in matter-wave soliton production and applications. More information will be given upon request. Web page of the group: https://faculty.biu.ac.il/~khaykovl/
Contact details:
Prof. Lev Khaykovich, lev.khaykovich@biu.ac.il
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Experimental research of wind-waves interactions and atmospheric turbulent boundary layer flows

Host Professor: Asst. Prof. Dan Liberzon, Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department: T-SAIL (Technion – Sea-Atmosphere Interactions Research Laboratory)
Academic Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 07/08/2016
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016 (or until position is filled)
Research Topics:
An opening for a Post-doctoral fellow for a 1-2 years long project in experimental research of wind-waves interactions and atmospheric turbulent boundary layer flows. A sound experimentalist in the field of fluid mechanics in general with preference to people experienced in measurements of waves, wind-waves, air flow turbulence and fluid flow visualization. Knowledge and experience in designing experimental setups, scientific programming (i.e., Matlab, LabView) is required. The position is for a period of 1 year with the possibility of extension for another year (depending on performance). The research is to be held at the T-SAIL (Technion – Sea-Atmosphere Interactions Research Laboratory), Technion, Israel. The Postdoc will be involved in leading research efforts in the lab and in the field among young and dynamic group of graduate students.
Duration: 1-2 years
Comments:
Contact details:
Asst. Prof. Dan Liberzon – liberzon@technion.ac.il
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Senior Scientist
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 29/07/2016
Research Topics:
Transcriptional control in the tumor microenvironment, tumor immunology
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
Computational background necessary
Contact details:
Ruth Scherz-Shouval, PhD, Dept. of Bimolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, ruth.shouval@weizmann.ac.il, Tel. 08-934-2299, http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biomolecular_Sciences/Shouval/
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Biochemistry of Membrane Proteins

Host Professor: Prof. Shimon Schuldiner
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 29/07/2016
Research Topics:
Role of transporters in antibiotic resistance and neuronal communication
Contact details:
Shimon.Schuldiner@huji.ac.il
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Signal Processing

Host Professor: Prof. Yonina Eldar
Department: Signal Acquisition Modeling and Processing Lab (SAMPL)
Academic Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 29/07/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
The department of Electrical Engineering at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology invites researchers for a postdoctoral position in the area of signal processing. The selected candidates will work in collaboration with Prof. Yonina Eldar at the SAMPL lab. This is a full-time, one-year, non-tenure-track appointment with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance. Funds for conference travel and research expenses will also be provided. Starting date is flexible. For more details please visit Prof. Eldar’s website: http://webee.technion.ac.il/Sites/People/YoninaEldar/.
Duration: One-year
Comments:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or they are about to graduate) in Electrical Engineering, or applied mathematics. A strong background in signal processing or mathematics is required. Excellent English writing skills are an advantage. To submit your application, please send an updated CV with a list of publications, 3 letters of recommendation and a cover letter yonina@ee.technion.ac.il
Contact details:
Prof. Yonina Eldar – yonina@ee.technion.ac.il
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Ruth Scherz-Shouval, Senior Scientist
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 29/07/2016
Research Topics:
Tumor microenvironment, tumor immunology
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
Background in cell biology and molecular biology required, background in immunology preferable, experience with mouse work preferable
Contact details:
Ruth Scherz-Shouval, PhD, Dept. of Bimolecular Sciences, Weizmann Institute of Science, ruth.shouval@weizmann.ac.il, Tel. 08-934-2299, http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biomolecular_Sciences/Shouval/
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nanophotonics, physical chemistry

Host Professor: Dr. Yonatan Sivan, Dr. Yonatan Dubi
Department: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date Posted: 29/07/2016
Research Topics:
We are looking for a PhD student / Post-Doctoral fellow for theoretical work in the field of nonlinear plasmonics. Specifically, the project involves calculations of electronic rate equations coupled to the Maxwell and heat equations. Applications include super-resolution microscopy, energy convergence and harvesting, tuneable molecular junctions, intensity filters etc.. Prior experience in plasmonics and/or nonlinear optics and/or solid state physics is an advantage.
Duration: 2 years
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Neuroscience

Host Professor: Michal Rivlin, Senior Scientist
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 24/07/2016
Research Topics:
In-vivo calcium imaging in the visual system of behaving mice.
Duration: 3-4 years
Comments:
A postdoc position is available at the Rivlin lab in the Weizmann neurobiology department; Massive work was done to decipher the neural code of the visual information at the retina level. How do retinal targets integrate and process the retinal output is still an unsolved question. The aim of the project is to reveal how visual information is processed along the main visual pathway. For that, advanced in vivo imaging techniques will be used in combination with retinal manipulations using pharmacogenetics and other methods. Computational/engineering background and programming experience are preferable. Experience with two-photon imaging is an advantage. Good social skills and a sense of humour are a must. Interested candidates with proven academic record are requested to send a cover letter, CV and contact details of 3 referees to michal.rivlin@weizmann.ac.il
Contact details:
michal.rivlin@weizmann.ac.il; Michal Rivlin, Senior Scientist; Weizmann Institute of Science
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Nano Photonics

Host Professor: Dror Fixler
Department: Advance Microscopy Lab
Academic Institution: Bar Ilan University
Date Posted: 24/07/2016
Application Deadline: Oct. 2016
Research Topics:
Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging of nanoparticles linked to fluorophores or carbon dots, anisotropy decay and optical biophysics deals with light-tissue interactions. The principal goal of the research effort is to utilize novel mathematical and experimental systems to explore metal-fluorophore interaction: investigating the fluorescence intensity following metal enhanced fluorescence – MEF; changes in fluorescence lifetime and fluorescence correlation time.
Duration: The position is for two years, one year at a time
Comments:
The post-doctoral associate will participate in a multidisciplinary research program which includes biologists, physicists, chemists, engineers, and biochemists, and therefore must be willing to work in an open and collaborative environment. The successful candidate will have previous experience in more than one of the following areas: lasers and/or optics, microscopy, cellular or biomolecular imaging, biochemical sample preparation, and biophysics. The position will include both experimental measurements and the development of models for the observed behavior.
Contact details:
Dror Fixler and/or Hamootal Duadi
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physics and engineering

Host Professor: Dr. Moti Fridman
Department: Temporal Optics
Academic Institution: Bar Ilan University
Date Posted: 24/07/2016
Research Topics:
Temporal optics, nonlinear interaction in fibers, optical encryption, tapered optical fibers
Duration: 2-3 years
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analytical chemistry

Host Professor: Prof. Assaf Vardi
Department: Vardi Group – Microbial Interactions in the Ocean (http://www.weizmann.ac.il/plants/vardi/)
Academic Institution: Department of Plant & Environmental Sciences, The Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 24/07/2016
Application Deadline: 31/08/2016
Research Topics:
metabolomics and chemical signaling during microbial interactions, cell signaling pathways
Duration: 2-3 years
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Biology / Computational Biology

Host Professor: Schraga Schwartz, Senior Lecturer
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 18/07/2016
Research Topics:
RNA is modified by >100 chemical modifications. These modifications are, in some cases, highly ubiquitous, conserved and dynamically regulated in mRNA, imposing a unique and uncharacterized regulatory code. Our lab aims to crack this code, and understand how modifications on mRNA direct gene expression programs and cell state decisions. Our lab bridges experimental and computational aspects of biological research, combining genomic, genetic, and biochemical approaches with tailored computational ones.
Duration: 2-4 years
Contact details:
Schraga Schwartz, Department of Molecular Genetics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel
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Life Sciences - Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

Host Professor: Prof. Elior Peles
Academic Institution: Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 18/07/2016
Application Deadline: Dec-16
Research Topics:
Inhibitory signals in myelination
Duration: 3-4 years
Contact details: peles@weizmann.ac.il
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Physics  

Host Professor: Prof. Nir Davidson
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 18/07/2016
Research Topics:
Experimental group working on: ultra cold atoms, Laser cooling and trapping, Bose Einstein condensation, quantum degenerated gases, quantum chaos, coupled lasers, quantum optics
Duration: 2-3 years
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Life Sciences (Neuroscience)

Host Professor: Ivo Spiegel, Assistant Professor
Academic Institution: Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 18/07/2016
Research Topics:
Cortical circuits; Inhibitory neurons; Adaptive behavior; Experience-induced transcriptional networks; Patch-clamp electrophysiology; Optogenetics
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
A postdoctoral position is available for a trained electrophysiologist in the laboratory of Dr. Ivo Spiegel in the Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The project will focus on cortical disinhibitory neurons and test how experience-induced transcriptional networks in disinhibitory neurons regulate the synaptic connectivity of inhibitory circuits in the cortex to generate adaptive behaviors. We are seeking applications from Ph.D.-level researchers with extensive experience in (patch clamp) electrophysiology and optogenetics. The candidate will be able to integrate the profound genetic and molecular expertise of our laboratory into her/his research and will develop, execute and analyze electrophysiological (patch clamp in acute slices, optogenetics etc.) and sophisticated behavioral experiments in rodents. Programming skills (MatLab and/or R) are required, experience with mouse behaviroal analyses is advantageous. The communication language is English.
Contact details:
Dr. Ivo Spiegel; Department of Neurobiology; Weizmann Institute of Science; Rehovot, Israel; e-mail: ivo.spiegel@weizmann.ac.il; Webpage: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/neurobiology/labs/spiegel/
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Physics

Host Professor: Shikma Bressler, Assistant Professor
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 18/07/2016
Research Topics:
Experimental high energy physics
Duration: 2-3 years
Comments:
The Weizmann Institute of Science (Rehovot, Israel) is seeking an excellent postdoctoral fellow in Experimental High Energy Physics. The position is opened for young scientists interested in getting or expanding their hardware expertise and taking a leading role in one of the ambitious ATLAS upgrade projects as well as carrying out a first class analysis project.
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Neurotropic viruses, human embryonic stem cells

Host Professor: Ron Goldstein, Professor
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University, Faculty of Life Sciences
Date Posted: 18/07/2016
Research Topics:
mechanism of entry into and exit from latency of human neurotropic viruses using molecular, cellular and bioinformatics techniques.
Duration: up to 4 years
Comments:
Experimental techniques used in the lab include generation of human neurons from stem cells, engineering recombinant viruses, growing neurons in microfluidic chambers, bioinformatics (NGS of transcriptone, iRome) background in mammalian cell culture and basic molecular biology techniques required, virology, pluripotent stem cell and culture of neurons a plus Lab is currently funded by NIH and US-Israel binational foundation
Contact details: goldsteinlab1@gmail.com
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Cancer, Immunology, Genomics, Epigenetics

Host Professor: Dr. Ofir Hakim
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
We ask how the genetic program is regulated in differentiation, rapid response to external stimuli and during tumorigenic transformation. We combine several unbiased layers of genomic regulatory information including chromatin structure (ATAC-seq, DHS-seq) , transcription factor binding (ChIP-seq), transcription (RNA-seq), and genome high-order organization (Hi-C, 4C-seq) to unravel novel transcription factors and their role in transcription reprogramming.
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
We are seeking highly motivated, independent thinkers and creative recent Ph.D. scientists who are interested in investigating outstanding questions in epigenomics and gene regulation. For computational biologists position a background in mathematics, computer sciences, computational biology or a related quantitative discipline, and some knowledge in molecular biology or genomics methods is required. For experimental biologist position a background in molecular biology, chromatin, gene regulation, genomics, cancer and immunology is advantageous. We offer a multidisciplinary team, training in cutting-edge technologies, exciting research projects, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and generous funding. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV with full publication list, and contact information for three references to Ofir.Hakim@biu.ac.il
Contact details:
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Experimental High Energy Physics

Host Professor: Prof. Ehud Duchovni
Department: ATLAS Group at Weizmann Working at CERN
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
Detector development and HEP analysis
Duration: 3 years
Contact details:
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Electrical and Computer Engineering, VLSI and computer architecture

Host Professor: Prof. Shahar Kvatinsky
Department: Viterbi Faculty of Electrical Engineering
Academic Institution: Technion
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
A post-doc position in the field of computer architecture and/or circuit design for emerging memory technologies (e.g., memristors, RRAM, PCM, STT MRAM). Requirements: Strong VLSI background. Knowledge in computer architecture. PhD from departments of CE/EE/CS. Solid publication record. Creativity. A team player. Knowledge in fabrication of resistive switches – an advantage. English – high writing and speaking skills. A desire to collaborate or help in supervising Ph.D. students. The working conditions and atmosphere at the Technion EE department are excellent. More details will be given upon request.
Duration: 1-2 years
Contact details:
shahar@ee.technion.ac.il
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Plant Biology, Genomics, Epigenetics

Host Professor: Dr. Ofir Hakim
Academic Institution: Bar-Ilan University
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
We ask how the genetic programs are regulated in different plant cell types and during response to environmental changes. We develop and combine unbiased methods to measure several layers of genomic regulatory information including chromatin structure (ATAC-seq, DHS-seq) , transcription factor binding (ChIP-seq), transcription (RNA-seq), and genome high-order organization (Hi-C, 4C-seq) to unravel novel transcription factors and their role in transcription regulation.
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
We are seeking highly motivated, independent thinkers and creative recent Ph.D. scientists who are interested in investigating outstanding questions in epigenomics and gene regulation. For computational biologists position a background in mathematics, computer sciences, computational biology or a related quantitative discipline, and some knowledge in molecular biology or genomics methods is required. For experimental biologist position a background in molecular biology, chromatin, gene regulation, genomics, cancer and immunology is advantageous. We offer a multidisciplinary team, training in cutting-edge technologies, exciting research projects, access to state-of-the-art facilities, and generous funding. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV with full publication list, and contact information for three references to Ofir.Hakim@biu.ac.il
Contact details:
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Chemistry, Physics

Host Professor: Gilad Haran, Professor
Department: Haran group
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
Plasmonics, quantum optics
Duration: one year with an option for extension up to three years
Comments:
We recently reported the first demonstration of strong coupling between a plasmonic structure and a single, or just a few quantum emitters (http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160613/ncomms11823/full/ncomms11823.html). We plan to increase the coupling by improving our nanofabrication technique, as well as to perform a series of linear and nonlinear optical experiments to probe the quantum nature of the coupled systems.
Contact details:
Gilad Haran, gilad.haran@weizmann.ac.il, 08 934 2625
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Desert Studies

Host Professor: Variable
Department: The Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation
Academic Institution: Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: 02/03/2017
Research Topics:
desert ecology, environmental physics, solar energy, dryland agriculture, biotechnology, microbiology, desalination and hydrology
Duration: One year, with the possibility of renewal for a second year
Comments:
More information and detailed submission instructions can be found at http://in.bgu.ac.il/en/bidr/BCSC/Pages/fellowships.aspx
Contact details:
Hagit Yahel, Assistant to the Director, Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation, inter@bgu.ac.il, 972-8-659-6717
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Biochemistry & Life Sciences

Host Professor: Prof. Michal Sharon
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
Structural mass spectrometry, protein degradation, protein complexes, regulatory mechanisms
Duration: 3-4 years
Comments:
We are seeking for highly motivated postdocs as well as MSc and PhD students, with background in structural or molecular biology, analytical or protein chemistry or a related field. We except you to be a highly independent, creative, enthusiastic and ambitious scientist. In return, we offer good opportunities to further promote your scientific career in a strong and positive research environment.
Contact details:
Prof. Michal Sharon; Department of Biomolecular Sciences; Weizmann Institute of Science; Rehovot, Israel; Tel: +972-8934-3947; Fax: +972-8934-6010; http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biomolecular_Sciences/MichalSharon/home
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Prof. Benny Shilo
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
Embryonic development
Duration: 3 years
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Ayelet Erez Senior Scientist
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: Sep-16
Research Topics:
Metabolic changes in hematological malignancies
Duration: 3-5 years
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Life Science

Host Professor: Roi Avraham
Department: Biological regulation, http://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biological_Regulation/avraham/
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
The Avraham lab at the Weizmann institute has just opened and we are looking for highly motivated Msc and PhD students for the study of host-pathogen genomics. Work in the lab involves both bioinformatics and experimental biology, so students with background in biology/computer science/mathematics/biotechnology are welcome to apply. Research in the lab is cross-disciplinary, and involves developing innovative single-cell analysis platforms to profile host-pathogen interactions. We use a model of salmonella infection of mouse macrophages to develop state of the art high throughput genomic tools and interdisciplinary approaches, and then apply them to various in vivo infection models to address critical biological aspects of host-pathogen biology. Job requirements: We are looking for motivated and talented PhD and Msc students. Candidates should have one of the following backgrounds: Bioinformatics, molecular cell biology, immunology, microbiology, biomedical engineering and Biotechnology.
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Prof. Sima Lev
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: Dec-16
Research Topics:
Cellular signaling, Therapeutic approaches, and Drug Resistance in Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC)
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
Background in molecular cell biology is required. Experience in cancer research and animal models is preferred
Contact details:
Sima Lev, Ph.D.; Department of Molecular Cell Biology; Weizmann Institute of Science; Rehovot 76100, Israel; Tel.: 972-8- 934-2126; Fax: 972-8-934-4125; sima.lev@weizmann.ac.il
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Life Sciences (Neuroscience)

Host Professor: Professor Eitan Reuveny
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: 15/09/2017
Research Topics:
Control of Neuronal Excitability: Postdoctoral research positions are currently available in a project sponsored by the Israeli Science Foundation. The project deals with principles of regulation neuronal excitability via G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and potassium channels. The positions are for three years with possible extension for an additional year. If you are highly motivated and, preferably, have experience in one or more of the techniques that we are using, please contact with a CV and a description of your experience.
Duration: 3-4 years
Contact details:
e.reuveny@weizmann.ac.il
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Life Sciences (Neuroscience)

Host Professor: Professor Eitan Reuveny
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: 15/09/2016
Research Topics:
Control of Neuronal Excitability: Postdoctoral research positions are currently available in a project sponsored by the Israeli Science Foundation. The project deals with principles of regulation neuronal excitability via G protein coupled receptors (GPCRs) and potassium channels. The positions are for three years with possible extension for an additional year. If you are highly motivated and, preferably, have experience in one or more of the techniques that we are using, please contact with a CV and a description of your experience.
Duration: 3-4 years
Contact details:
e.reuveny@weizmann.ac.il
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Prof. Eran Hornstein, MD/PhD
Academic Institution: Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Research Topics:
RNA-based mechanisms of neurodegeneration
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
Are you looking for postdoctoral training in molecular neuroscience? Join the exploration of how RNA and microRNA keep brain integrity. Our projects integrate human genetics, bioinformatics and animal disease models of ALS to uncover the functions of regulatory RNAs, including microRNAs, in the central nervous system. Our longstanding mission is to understand the mechanisms of RNA malfunction in neurodegeneration.
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Life Sciences

Host Professor: Prof. Ronen Alon
Academic Institution: The Weizmann Institute of Science
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: No deadline
Research Topics:
Inflammation, lung infections, leukocyte trafficking, lung metastasis
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
A previous experience with mice studies (in vivo) is recommended.
Contact details:
Prof. Ronen Alon ,
Dept. of Immunology,
Weizmann Institute of Science, Wolfson Bldg., Room 330,Rehovot 76100 Israel.
Tel: 972-8-9342482 Fax: 972-8-9342724
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Computer science theory, information theory, Computation Learning theory

Host Professor: Prof. Nir Ailon, http://nailon.net.technion.ac.il/
Academic Institution: Technion
Date Posted: 10/07/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2018
Research Topics:
Theoretical computer science and learning theory
Duration: up to 3 years
Comments:
requirements: PhD in Computer Science with emphasis on theoretical computer science and/ or learning theory
Contact details:
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Computer Science, Discrete Mathematics

Host Professor: Prof. Gill Barequet
Department: Center for Graphics and Geometric Computing Dept. of Computer Science
Academic Institution: Technion - Israel Inst. of Technology
Date Posted: 30/06/2016
Application Deadline: until position is filled
Research Topics:
Polyominoes, Polycubes, and Lattice Animals: Combinatorics and Algorithms
Duration: 1-2 years
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Electrical and Computer engineering, Aerospace Engineering

Host Professor: Roee Diamant, Senior lecturer (Assist. Prof.)
Department: Underwater Acoustic and Navigation Laboratory (ANL)
Academic Institution: University of Haifa
Date Posted: 30/06/2016
Application Deadline: December 2016
Research Topics:
navigation; localization; pattern recognition; signal detection; classification; clustering; network scheduling; channel coding; MIMO OFDM
Contact details: roeed@univ.haifa.ac.il
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Nanotechnology, Chemistry

Host Professor: Professor Uri Banin
Department: Laboratory for science and technology of nanocrystals of Prof. Uri Banin
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 23/06/2016
Application Deadline: 01/08/2016
Research Topics:
semiconductor nanocrystal based electrical devices
Duration: 1 year with option to extend for another year
Comments:
Project in general field of printed electronics approach using semiconductor nanocrystals
Contact details:
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Variational Image Processing

Host Professor: Prof. Guy Gilboa
Department: Electrical Engineering Department
Academic Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 23/06/2016
Application Deadline: 31/08/2016
Research Topics:
A postdoc position (funded by the ISF) is available conducting research in a new exciting field of nonlinear spectral representations, based on convex analysis. Research focus has a main theoretical aspect but can involve also design of new applications. Requirements: Strong mathematical and theoretical background. Knowledge in PDE’s, variational methods and convex analysis. PhD from departments of Applied Math/EE/CS. Solid publication record. Creativity. Knowledge in image processing – an advantage. English – high writing and speaking skills.
Duration: 1-2 years
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Aerospace Engineering

Host Professor: Prof. Vadim Indelman
Department: Autonomous Navigation and Perception Lab (ANPL)
Academic Institution: Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 23/06/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
Research projects are available in the areas of single- and multi-robot autonomous navigation under uncertainty, including planning under uncertainty, probabilistic perception, visual SLAM, joint inference and control, and sensor fusion.
Duration: One-year
Comments:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. (or about to graduate) in Electrical, Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science or Applied Mathematics. A strong background in at least one of the areas mentioned above is required. Hands on experience and programming skills are an advantage.
Contact details:
Assistant Prof. Vadim Indelman, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Technion; vadim.indelman@technion.ac.il.
Website: http://vindelman.net.technion.ac.il/
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Computer vision; Underwater imaging; Marine imaging; Underwater robots; Computational Photography

Host Professor: Dr. Tali Treibitz
Department: Marine Imaging Lab
Academic Institution: Department of Marine Technologies, School of Marine Sciences, University of Haifa
Date Posted: 19/06/2016
Application Deadline: open year round
Research Topics:
Underwater computer vision: reconstruction of visibility, color, spectral information, 3D; Underwater autonomous decisions based on vision; Novel Marine imaging systems; Underwater in situ microscopy; For more: marsci.haifa.ac.il/profiles/tTreibitz/
Duration: 1 year minimum
Contact details:
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Databases, Data Management

Host Professor: Prof. Avigdor Gal
Department: big data integration
Academic Institution: Technion - Israel Institute Technology
Date Posted: 19/06/2016
Research Topics:
big data integration, schema matching, entity resolution
Duration: flexible
Contact details:
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Software Engineering, Formal Methods

Host Professor: Dr. Shahar Maoz
Department: Software and Modeling Lab
Academic Institution: Tel Aviv University
Date Posted: 19/06/2016
Research Topics:
Reactive synthesis, models in software engineering
Duration: 6-24 months
Comments:
School of Computer Science
Contact details:
maoz@cs.tau.ac.il
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Gas Turbines and Turbomachinery

Host Professor: Prof. Beni Cukurel
Department: Turbomachinery & Heat Transfer Laboratory
Academic Institution: Technion - Israel Institute Technology
Date Posted: 19/06/2016
Application Deadline: 01/10/2016
Research Topics:
Turbine Cooling and External Flows, Axial and Radial Compressor/Fan Aerodynamics, Novel Cycles
Duration: one year (with a possible extension up to three years)
Comments:
Prior experience in the field is required
Contact details:
In order to apply, please submit via email a motivation letter; Curriculum Vitae; and, academic degree certificate(s) and transcript(s)
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Signal and Image Processing

Host Professor: Prof. Michael Elad
Academic Institution: The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 19/06/2016
Research Topics:
Sparse Approximation, Inverse Problems, Image Processing, Medical Imaging; This job corresponds to a long-term ERC (European Research Council) project on sparsity-inspired signal and image modeling, ran by Prof. Michael Elad. We are seeking to hire talented and highly motivated post-doctoral fellows. The research will involve the exploration of both theoretical and application-oriented topics. If you have: An established research record with solid publications in leading venues, The ability to work fairly independently, A strong background in engineering or applied mathematics, A desire to collaborate or help in supervising Ph.D. students, and If sparsity-based modeling interests you and you have worked on related topics in the past then contact us (at elad@cs.technion.ac.il). The working conditions and atmosphere at the Technion CS department are excellent. More details will be given upon request.
Duration: One or two years
Comments:
Existing work on sparse approximation, inverse problems, or other related topics in signal/image processing will be considered as a major benefit
Contact details: elad@cs.technion.ac.il
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Neurobiology

Host Professor: Hanoch Kaphzan MD Phd (senior lecturer equal to asst. prof.)
Department: The Laboratory for Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders
Academic Institution: University of Haifa
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Research Topics:
The molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying neupsychiatric disorders and neuropsychiatric therapy. Three main subjects in the lab: 1. Autism in mice models 2. Electrical stimulation effects in neurons at the subcellular level. 3. Axon initial segment plasticity.
Duration: 2 years
Comments:
Excellent command in written and spoken English is a must. A postdoc position is available at the laboratory for neurobiology of psychiatric disorders at the University of Haifa. The studies are in the field of molecular and cellular research of autism, and involve techniques like: two-photon imaging, fluorescent confocal microscopy, intracellular and extracellular ex-vivo electrophysiology, basic biochemistry and molecular biology and rodent's behavior. MSc background in neuroscience or any other related field (engineering, biology, physics, biochemistry, medicine, etc.) is required. Previous experience in any of the abovementioned methods is not a must but an advantage. The work is with mice. For further details, please contact Dr. Hanoch Kaphzan via cellphone: 053-5230608 or email: hkaphzan@gmail.com
Contact details:
hkaphzan@gmail.com; Cellphone: 972-53-5230608 Phone: 972-4-8280746
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Materials Science and Physical Metallurgy

Host Professor: Prof. Eugen Rabkin
Department: Laboratory of Solid State Thermodynamics
Academic Institution: Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Application Deadline: 01/09/2016
Research Topics:
The experimental study of metal self- and hetero-diffusion along the metal-ceramic interfaces. The nanoparticles of Fe and Ni attached to the sapphire and MgO substrates will be prepared employing the solid state dewetting method. An ultrathin layer of diffusant will be deposited on the particles, and the kinetics of the diffusant penetration along the particle-substrate interface will be studies employing the analytical electron microscopy. The research relies on samples preparation with the aid of focused ion beams (FIB), and on the analytical transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for the characterization of the chemical composition of the interfaces. The research will be performed in close collaboration with the materials theory group from the University of Pennsylvania.
Duration: up to two years
Contact details:
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Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Computer Science

Host Professor: Prof. Dov Dori
Department: Enterprise Systems Modeling Laboratory
Academic Institution: Technion        
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Application Deadline: 31/12/2016
Research Topics:
Conceptual modeling, knowledge management, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering
Duration: 1-2 years
Contact details:
dori@technion.ac.il
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Biomedical Engineering

Host Professor: Dr. Hadar Ben-Yoav
Department: Nanobioelectronics Laboratory (NBEL)
Academic Institution: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Application Deadline: 01/06/2017
Research Topics:
Microfabricated wearable devices for functional biosensing of chemical and biological markers.
Comments:
​Preferred Qualifications: * Self-motivation; * Experience with biosensors, bioelectronics, microfluidics, and signal processing desired, but not required; * Experience with electrochemical characterization techniques; * Background in MEMS design and microfabrication processes will be considered a plus; * The desire to work in a collaborative, dynamic, interdisciplinary, and international team.
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Microbiology, Cell biology, Bacterial Development

Host Professor: Sigal Ben-Yehuda
Department: Sigal Ben-Yehuda
Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Application Deadline: 01/09/2016
Research Topics:
Bacterial communication via intercellular nanotubes; -Phage spreading in multicellular communities; -The biology of dormancy and revival of bacterial spores
Duration: 3 years
Comments:
Background in microbiology and molecular biology is required
Contact details:
Sigal Ben-Yehuda; Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics; Institute for Medical Research, Israel-Canada (IMRIC); Faculty of Medicine POB 12272; The Hebrew University of Jerusalem 91120; Jerusalem, Israel;
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Ecology; Evolution; Animal Biomechanics

Host Professor: Dr. Roi Holzman
Department: the Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat
Academic Institution: Tel Aviv University
Date Posted: 10/06/2016
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Research Topics:
Mechanisms that control survivorship and mortality during early life stages in Fish; the evolution of complex functional system; mechanistic aspects of swimming and feeding in low Reynolds numbers
Duration: Two years 
Contact details:
Roi Holzman, Ph.D.; Department of Zoology, Tel Aviv University and the Inter-University Institute for Marine Sciences in Eilat;
Tel. (972)-8-6360-134;
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Environmental Chemistry

Host Professor: Professor Benny Chefetz
Department: Environmental and Soil Chemistry 
Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: 31/10/2016
Research Topics:
We are seeking a Post-Doc to join our lab and engage actively in our new project about behavior and reactivity of manufactured nanoparticles in the soil-plant system. We are interested in revealing the mechanisms in which dissolved organic matter (DOM) affect the fate of nanoparticles in soils amended with biosolids and/or irrigated with reclaimed wastewater. The project will combine analytical chemistry, spectroscopy and microscopy methods to characterize silver and cerium oxide nanoparticles in soil-water-plant environment. Therefore, expertise in chemistry is important, and knowledge in spectroscopy and microscopy would be advantageous.
Duration: 1-2 years
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Plant Biology

Host Professor: Professor Alon Samach
Department: Flowering Lab
Academic Institution: Faculty of Agriculture, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: 31/07/2016
Research Topics: Alternate bearing in fruit trees (Apples, Olives), Passionfruit breeding, identifying markers associated with important traits in passionfruit
Duration: 2 years
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Mathematics,  Combinatorics and Convexity

Host Professor: Prof. Eran Nevo
Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: None. Applications arriving by Dec. 15, 2016 will have a priority.
Research Topics: Combinatorics - with connections to commutative algebra, topology, geometry and convexity
Duration: 1-2 years. Shorter period also possible
Comments: further information on available projects and research interests is available at http://math.huji.ac.il/~nevo/ You are welcome to contact me with your proposed projects as well.
Contact details: nevo@math.huji.ac.il
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Pain Research

Host Professor: Alexander Binshtok
Department: Pain Plasticity Research Group
Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Research Topics: Detection and transmission of pain-related stimuli; pain selective anesthesia, mechanisms of inflammatory pain; mechanism of chronic pain; nanorobotics for pain treatment
Duration: 2-3 years
Comments: Experience electrophysiology and two photon imaging; biochemistry
Contact details:
Alexander Binshtok,
PhD Department of Medical Neurobiology
Institute for Medical Research Israel
Canada Faculty of Medicine
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel POB 12271 9112001
Phone: +972-2-675-7349
FAX: +972-2-643-9736
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Mechanism of common diseases

Host Professor: Prof. Asaf Hellman
Academic Institution: Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: Continuing
Research Topics: Epigenomic risk factors and regulatory mutation
Duration: 2-4 years
Comments: Skilled Bioinformaticians and Molecular Biologists are requested
Contact details: Asaf Hellman, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
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Cellular neurobiology

Host Professor: Prof. Yoel Yaari
Department: The Laboratory for Cellular Neurophysiology
Academic Institution: Hebrew University Faculty of Medicine, Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: No limitation
Research Topics: Plasticity of intrinsic excitability; Epileptogenesis; Glia-neuron signaling in neuroinflammation
Duration: 2-4 years
Comments: Experience in patch-clamp recording techniques - preferred
Contact details: yaari@md.huji.ac.il
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yeast cell biology/autophagy/mitophagy

Host Professor: Professor Hagai Abeliovich
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Research Topics:
A funded postdoctoral position is available to study mechanisms of specificity in mitochondrial autophagy (mitophagy). The project is currently funded by a grant from the German-Israel Research Foundation and the Israel Science Fund, for the next 2 years. Clearance of malfunctioning mitochondria by mitophagy plays an important role in aging as well as in genetic diseases, and in our work we use baker's yeast as a model, to shed light on these important questions. Our current aim is to understand the mechanism by which mitochondrial matrix proteins are segregated prior to degradation by mitophagy, as published in our recent Nature Communications paper (http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2013/131118/ncomms3789/full/ncomms3789.html).
 
The project combines systems-level proteomic analysis with detailed mechanistic experiments. A variety of techniques including proteomic analysis using mass spectrometry, molecular biology, fluorescence microscopy, western blotting, protein purification and protein modification analysis will be used. We are looking for enthusiastic, talented and creative scientists who strive to understand biochemical processes at the cellular and systems level. The candidate must hold a Ph.D. or MD degree, be proficient in English and should have demonstrated a strong background in in molecular and cell biology. Experience with yeast genetics and cell biology, is advantageous.
 
To apply, please send a single PDF file including a motivation letter highlighting the significance of your previous research and your CV including a list of publications and contact details of at least 2 references to Hagai Abeliovich at hagai.abeliovich@mail.huji.ac.il
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Animal Behavior; Entomology, Neuroethology, Behavioral Genetics

Host Professor: Prof. Guy Bloch
Department: Molecular Sociobiology
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: 30/06/2016
Research Topics:
1) The molecular and neuronal basis for naturally occurring plasticity in circadian rhythms and sleep in bees. Social insects such as honeybees, bumblebees and ants naturally switch between activity with and without circadian rhythms along with their social task in the colony. We various molecular and neuroanatomical approaches to study how the clockwork of bees generates this remarkable plasticity, why this plasticity is important, and how it is regulated by the social environment.
 
2) The sociobiological and molecular regulation of size-based division of labor in bumblebees. Sister bumblebees in the same colony can show up to 9 fold variation in body size. This size polymorphism is crucial for the organization of their societies because it affects both caste differentiation (queen or worker) and division of labor. We study social influences on body size, including the roles of queen pheromones. We also study molecular processes such as micro RNA regulation of gene networks, and RNA editing that affect the development of body size.
 
3) Juvenile hormone (JH) and the evolution of insect societies. JH is a key hormone regulating many developmental, physiological, and behavioral processes in insects. Whereas in most insects, including bumblebees, JH regulated adult reproduction, in the highly social honeybee, JH regulates division of labor but not reproduction. We use various molecular biology and sociobiological approaches to understand the evolution of JH signaling in bees and its relation to social behavior.
Duration: 2-3 years
Comments: Previous experience in molecular biology, sociobiology, or neurobiology is advantagous We hope to fill the position by mid-July 2016.
Contact details: guy.bloch@mail.huji.ac.il
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Statistical and Population Genetics

Host Professor: Dr. Shai Carmi (senior lecturer)
Department: Shai Carmi's lab
Academic Institution: School of Public Health, The Faculty of Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Research Topics:
We develop methods in statistical and population genetics, with applications to medicine, biology, and history, in particular in the context of the Jewish population. The lab is working at the forefront of genetics research, with exciting projects involving international collaborations and advanced statistical techniques. Specific projects include: (1) Computational methods for pinpointing the genetic basic of complex diseases. (2) Reconstruction of historical demographic events from genetic variation. (3) Statistical methods for elucidating the molecular mechanism of genetic information transfer. (4) Applications to Ashkenazi Jewish genetics: genetic risk factors, the evolution of pathogenic mutations, technologies for preconception, preimplantation, and prenatal genetic testing, genetic ancestry and historical population size changes.
Duration: Flexible
Contact details: shai.carmi@huji.ac.il
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Molecular Neuroscience

Host Professor: Prof. Hermona Soreq
Department: Soreq Laboratory
Academic Institution: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Silberman Institute for Life Sciences Department of Biological Chemistry The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: Oct. 16
Research Topics:
microRNA REGULATION OF CHOLINERGIC SIGNALING, CholinomiRs-mediated AChE suppression of stress-inducible cognitive decline, CholinomiRs-associated changes in stroke, cardiac and inflammatory bowel disease, Cholinergic-mediated RNA metabolism impairments in the Alzheimer's brain, Cholinergic-mediated RNA metabolism impairments in the Parkinson's brain, Oxidative stress modulation of CholinomiRs in the cultured cells
Duration: 2 years
Comments: candidates should send CV
Contact details: hermona@mail.huji.ac.il
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Epigenetics and stem cells

Host Professor: Eran Meshorer
Department: Meshorer Lab
Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Research Topics: Chromatin and epigenetics in embryonic and neuronal stem cells and reprogramming
Duration: 4 years
Comments:
Contact details: Yael Riback
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Nuclear Astrophysics, Nuclear Medicine

Host Professor: Prof. Michael Paul
Department: Hebrew University and Soreq NRC, Israel
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: Continuous submission
Research Topics: Accelerator-based neutron production, neutron-induced reactions for astrophysics, Accelerator-based Boron Neutron Capture Therapy
Duration: 2 years
Contact details: paul@vms.huji.ac.il
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Neuroscience

Host Professor: Dr. Ami Citri
Department: Citri Lab for Experience-Dependent Plasticity
Academic Institution: The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences and the Silberman Institute for Life Sciences Department of Biological Chemistry The Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Research Topics:
The claustrum - understanding the basis of bidirectional communication of the claustrum with the cortex and the role of this interaction in modulating selective attention Synaptic, cellular and network properties of genetically-defined neuronal ensembles encoding reward and aversion
Duration: 2-4 years
Comments:
We look for highly individuals with a recent PhD or MD degree and a background in neuroscience or related areas of biology. Experience with some of the procedures defined above is essential. Preference will be given to candidates with expreince in whole-cellpatch-clamp electrophysiological recordings. Fluency in English, good communication skills and capacity for teamwork are essential. We offer committed mentorship, exciting reserach projects, an excellent scientific environment in an ambitious center for brain research, state-of-the-art facilities and cutting-edge technologies. Funding is generous. Candidates should send their applications including CV with full publication list, contact information of three references and a summary of research interests to
ami.citri@mail.huji.ac.il
Contact details: ami.citri@mail.huji.ac.il
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Neurobiology

Host Professor: Prof. Chaya Kalcheim
Department: Dept. of Medical Neurobiology, IMRIC and ELSC
Academic Institution: Hebrew University of  Jerusalem, Hadassah Medical School
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Application Deadline: Open call throughout the year.
Research Topics:
Development of the nervous system (neural tube and neural crest). Development of the somitic mesoderm (muscle patterning, dermis). Interactions between neural and mesodermal progenitors in coordinated spatiotemporal development of the embryo.
Duration: 3 years
Comments: Looking for outstanding post-doctoral fellows which a background in developmental and/or molecular biology.
Contact details:
POB 12272 Jerusalem-Israel 9112102
phone# 972-2-6758438
FAX# 972-2-6757451
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Computer Science

Host Professor: Prof. Michal Feldman
Department: Algorithmic game theory
Academic Institution: Tel Aviv University
Date Posted: 03/06/2016
Research Topics: algorithmic game theory
Duration: 1-2 years
Contact details: mfeldman@post.tau.ac.il
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Nanobioscience and bioelectronics

Academic Institution: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Date Posted: 01/03/2016
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Research Topics:
Postdoctoral fellow and PhD. student positions are available in the laboratory
of Prof. Itamar Willner, The Institute of Chemistry, The Hebrew University of
Jerusalem, Jerusalem.
The laboratory is active in the following research fields:
- Nanobiotechnology and DNA nanotechnology
- Development of optical and electrochemical sensors and biosensors.
- The development of “smart” stimuli-responsive materials for drug
delivery, shape-memory hydrogels, switchable hydrogels, MOFs, and
mesoporous nanoparticles.
- Catalytic supramolecular nucleic acid structures.
- Biofuel cells, photo bio-fuel cells, photoelectrochemical and
photobioelectrochemical cells.
The candidate should be skilled in one or more of the research topics.
Experience in nanoparticle research, handling biomaterials (DNA, enzymes),
electrochemistry, photochemistry, and microscopic imaging (AFF, HRTEM) is
advantageous.
Interested applicants should provide their curriculum vitae and their research
interests to: willnea@vms.huji.ac.il.
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