Tenure Track Position at
the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences
2022-23
Application Deadline: September 30, 2022
A tenure track position is now open at the Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We are looking for excellent early-career scientists with a strong interest in establishing active, innovative, and interdisciplinary research programs in neuroscience.
We at ELSC provide a thriving interface between theoretical and experimental neuroscience across all levels, and build on the Hebrew University‘s record of excellence and innovation in our multidisciplinary approach to brain science.
We offer:
• State-of-the-art research facilities
• State-of-the-art, custom-built laboratories
• A top-ranking, interdisciplinary Ph.D. program
• An outstanding academic milieu
• Competitive start-up funding
This position is open to scientists specializing in any of the following areas:
1. Theoretical and computational neuroscience
2. Cognitive neuroscience
3. Systems neuroscience
4. Molecular neuroscience

 

 

We especially encourage researchers specializing in cognitive or computational neuroscience to apply.
HUJI supports greater equality, stronger diversity, and the increased representation of women in the sciences.
Application submission
Applicants should follow the detailed instructions on the Submission page. The following items should be included:
A. A completed CV form
B. A scientific statement with the following documents:
• A letter of intent (maximum 1 page)
• An outline of future research and scientific vision (maximum 3 pages)
• A list of publications (format guidelines)
• Copies of 3 representative publications (as PDFs)
C. Letters of recommendation from the Ph.D. advisor and the postdoctoral host. (These letters should be sent directly to ELSC, according to the instructions).

Important dates
Application deadline: September 30
On November 28-December 1, 2022, select candidates will present their work in person to the neuroscience community of the Hebrew University, and will meet with members of ELSC recruitment committee.
On January 18-19, 2022, select candidates will present their work to the ELSC international steering committee.

For more information, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
or by phone at +972-2-658-5927

 

ELSC invites exceptional researchers with a Ph.D. to join our flourishing ELSC community and participate in our outstanding research. This postdoctoral program reaches across several disciplines to provide the tools and skills for the theoretical and experimental study of the dynamics and computational capabilities of neural networks. Our goal is to develop new insights into the mechanisms underlying both brain function and dysfunction.

 

We Offer:
State-of-the-art facilities
A distinguished faculty
Postdoctoral support staff
A vibrant academic environment
Opportunities to participate in a wide-range of advanced courses
Opportunities to collaborate with internationally-renowned partner labs throughout the world
Generous postdoctoral scholarships: 108,000 ILS year (9,000 ILS month).
https://elsc.huji.ac.il/opportunities/postdoctoral-program/about-the-program/
more information
Submission Deadline: July 31st, 2022

PhD position - Neurophysiology of cognitive processes, ELSC, Hebrew University
Position description: Dr. David Omer, principal investigator at the Safra Center for Brain Sciences, is seeking a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic PhD candidates interested in working with marmosets to join his lab. The lab focus is on studying the neural circuits basis of perception of Space, Time and Memory, for Self and Others, in the primate brain. The selective applicant would develop behavioral paradigms to assess cognitive processes in marmosets as model for the human brain and behavior. They would establish in vivo, wireless electrophysiological recordings from marmosets during natural behavior, with a focus on understanding representations of Space, Time and Memory for Self and Others in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
Training Environment: The lab is part of the Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC; www.elsc.huji.ac.il), at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel. ELSC is an interdisciplinary global leading computational neuroscience research center, combining theoretical, biological and cognitive approaches to neuroscience. ELSC team is composed of a powerful mix of top scientists from different disciplines, who lead groundbreaking and interdisciplinary research on the relationships between brain computations, neuronal circuits, and behavior.
Qualification: Applicants must have a BSc. or Master degree in a quantitative discipline (physics, computer science, cognitive science, or computational biology). Applicants with strong computational background and additional training in in-vivo electrophysiology, circuit manipulation technologies, and/or automated behavioral analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration, are qualities sought in any new addition to the lab.
To apply: Application review will be ongoing until the position is filled. For consideration, interested candidates must e-mail their CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. David Omer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Reference letters will be requested upon follow-up.
Webpages:
https://elsc.huji.ac.il/people-directory/faculty-members/david-omer
https://www.omerlab.org/

Postdoctoral position - Neurophysiology of cognitive processes, ELSC, Hebrew University
Position description: Dr. David Omer, principal investigator at the Safra Center for Brain Sciences, is seeking a talented, dedicated and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow interested in working with marmosets to join his lab. The lab focus is on studying the neural circuits basis of perception of Space, Time and Memory, for Self and Others, in the primate brain. The selective applicant would develop behavioral paradigms to assess cognitive processes in marmosets as model for the human brain and behavior. They would establish in vivo, wireless electrophysiological recordings from marmosets during natural behavior, with a focus on understanding representations of Space, Time and Memory for Self and Others in the hippocampus and prefrontal cortex.
Training Environment: The lab is part of the Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC; www.elsc.huji.ac.il), at the Hebrew university of Jerusalem, Israel. ELSC is an interdisciplinary global leading computational neuroscience research center, combining theoretical, biological and cognitive approaches to neuroscience. ELSC team is composed of a powerful mix of top scientists from different disciplines, who lead groundbreaking and interdisciplinary research on the relationships between brain computations, neuronal circuits, and behavior.
Qualification: Applicants must have a Ph.D. in a neuroscience-related discipline. Applicants with strong computational background and additional training in in-vivo electrophysiology, circuit manipulation technologies, and/or automated behavioral analysis are particularly encouraged to apply. Strong interpersonal, communication, and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration, are qualities sought in any new addition to the lab.
To apply: Application review will be ongoing until the position is filled. For consideration, interested candidates must e-mail their CV and a statement of research interests to Dr. David Omer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Reference letters will be requested upon follow-up.
Webpages:
https://elsc.huji.ac.il/people-directory/faculty-members/david-omer
https://www.omerlab.org/

Professor Dorit Ron at the University of California, San Francisco has an opening for a behavioral neuroscience postdoctoral fellow position. The Ron lab use state-of-the-art techniques including, molecular/genetic techniques for gene manipulations in vivo, viral-mediated gene delivery, chemogenetics, RNAseq and structural plasticity in combination with behavioral approaches in mice to study molecular signaling within neural circuitries in addiction (Examples, Barak et al. Nature Neuroscience 2013, Warnault et al., Biological Psychiatry 2016, Liu et al. Molecular Psychiatry 2017, Laguesse et al. Neuron 2017, Morisot et al. ELife 2019, Ehinger et al. Nature Comm. 2021). Highly-motivated candidates with in-depth experience in rodent behavioral approaches, including surgical manipulations, who are in the process of graduating, or that have recently graduated, are encouraged to apply. The position offers an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team within the vibrant research community at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.
Please send Curriculum Vitae and names of three references to: Professor Dorit Ron, Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
http://doritronlab.org/index.html

Funded post-doc/PhD positions in clinical neuroscience research are available in a new group headed by Dr. Rany Abend at the School of Psychology, Reichman University, Israel.
The focus is on interdisciplinary research, integrating different theoretical perspectives (e.g., clinical, evolutionary, social) and cutting-edge neuroscience methodologies (e.g., neuroimaging, physiology, modeling) to identify, and modulate, human neural circuitry underlying psychopathology, such as anxiety, depression, and more.
The group will work closely with the university’s dedicated MRI scanner, mental health clinic, and collaborators within the university and outside it, both locally and internationally, as well as interface with relevant industry for potential clinical applications.

Job Description:
We are looking for motivated, independent researchers interested in psychopathological mechanisms, emotion-cognition-behavior interactions, and data analysis (e.g., neuroimaging, psychophysiology, behavior; modeling). The selected candidates will design and conduct novel clinical neuroscience studies, analyze new and existing multi-modal data, and write manuscripts for publication (including for data already collected). Salary is in accordance with the guidelines of Reichman University. Start date is Fall 2022.

Required qualifications and skills:
• PhD in cognitive neuroscience or related quantitative fields (e.g., psychology, cognitive science, psychobiology, computer science, engineering or similar), with proven experience in leading at least one peer reviewed publication using neuroimaging.
• Programming/scripting proficiency (preferably in Matlab, Python, or R) and experience in processing different types of data (e.g., neuroimaging, physiology, or eye tracking data).
• Excellent analytical and statistical skills.
• Excellent scientific writing and communication skills, documented by publications.
• Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
• Ability to supervise and mentor students.

The position does not require teaching, but provides an opportunity to gain teaching experience if desired.

Contact:
Inquiries and applications should be sent to Rany Abend (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

The Deutsch lab at the Sagol Department of Neurobiology,
University of Haifa, is seeking talented, independent, self-motivated
individuals from different backgrounds to join our journey to the
unknown.
We are interested in revealing the mechanisms underlying complex
social communication at the circuit, cellular, and molecular levels.
Our lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to tackle this problem.
Therefore, people from different disciplines are encouraged to apply,
including from biological and physical sciences, engineering and
computer sciences. We are looking for students at all levels
(MA,PhD and Postdoc) as well as for a lab manager.

Please find more details about our research and open positions in the lab website:
https://deutschlab.haifa.ac.il/
Contact: Dr. David (Dudi) Deutsch
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Research opportunity
How do neural circuits in the brain allow us to make decisions, interact with each other, and learn?
A new lab in the Faculty of Medicine, Technion, studies these questions using state-of-the-art tools including multiphoton imaging, a virtual-reality behavioral system for mice, and laser-controlled brain manipulations.
We investigate the neural activity underlying complex behavior in mice and focus on the brain’s dopamine system, which is essential to many cognitive processes, such as decision-making and social behavior.
Projects in the lab are varied and suitable to a wide variety of backgrounds (engineering, biology, physics, and more). We currently have openings for Masters and PhD students.
For more information, please visit https://engelhardlab.net.technion.ac.il/, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your CV and a short statement of research interests.

PI: Ben Engelhard, PhD.