The Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Ben-Gurion University is seeking to fill tenure-track, open rank, faculty position, with a start date of October 1, 2018. We are seeking candidates interested in an interdisciplinary approach to brain and cognition, whose research program focuses on one or more of the following areas:  Philosophy of cognitive science  Psycholinguistics and/or neurolinguistics  Cognitive neuroscience  Computational modeling of cognitive capacities Applications will be considered based on merit, priority will be given to applicants with a research program in Philosophy or Linguistic. Successful individuals are expected to establish, and independently fund a research program that synergizes with the interests of other members of the cognitive and brain science communities at BGU, and to contribute to the teaching and administrative efforts in the department. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof. Galia Avidan, Department Chair, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. In the subject line of the email please write ‘Application to Tenure track position – Cognitive and Brain Sciences Department’. Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching interests, selected reprints and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received electronically or postmarked by November 1 st, 2017.

Project: Biological mechanisms of social interaction

Starting time: fall 2017 (or before)

We are looking for applicants with a strong interest in the biological mechanisms of social interaction, for a project focusing on affect dynamics and physiology in two-person contexts. The lab is equipped with state of the art equipment for measuring dyadic physiology and behavior. The position is now open and will be filled as soon as appropriate candidates are selected. The primary responsibilities of the fellow include:

1) development of novel experimental paradigms with a focus on naturalistic interpersonal setups.

2) analysis of physiological (ANS and EMG) data.

3) management of a large-sample data collection.

4) advanced data analysis and manuscript preparation.

5) mentoring undergraduate projects.

Requirements: We are looking for a productive researcher with a PhD and a proven record in biological psychology/neuroscience. Priority will be given to candidates with strong computational skills, experience with Matlab programming and other experimental software. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Yulia Golland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), as well as names of three persons available for references. Please include “postdoctoral fellowship” in the subject line of any correspondence. The cover letter should include a summary of the candidate’s research interests to date and a statement of future research interests.

The Charles E. Smith Family and Prof. Joel Elkes Laboratory for Collaborative Research in Psychobiology (Neurobiology/Neuroscience)

The Charles E. Smith family and Prof. J. Elkes laboratory for collaborative research in psychobiology (neurobiology/neuroscience) opened two postdoctoral positions for electrophysiologists to study neuronal properties and neuronal circuits in genetically-modified mouse models with impaired brain development and function. The highly sophisticated laboratory is located within the Life science Institute, adjacent to the Brain Institute at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel (HUJI). The academic environment offers a vibrant community covering the field of neuroscience at multiple levels, ranging from the molecular, cellular, and electrophysiological to cognition.

The first project, entitled “The timing mechanisms in the cerebellum as a drug target for autism spectrum disorders (ASD)” will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. S. Shifman (HUJI), an expert on the genetic basis of ASD; Prof. Y. Yarom (HUJI) who studied cerebellar timing mechanisms, Prof. Inna Slutsky (Tel Aviv University) expert in cellular neurophysiology/biophysics and Prof. Y. Kohn, a child psychiatrist expert in ASD treatments (director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Department in Eitanim Psychiatric Hospital). The working hypothesis is that at least some symptoms of ASD arise from malfunctions in the brain’s timing mechanism that resides in the cerebellar module. Accordingly, the research will be focused on identify the changes in cerebellar circuit and neuronal properties and examining possible therapeutic interventions.

The second project, titled: “Cellular and electrophysiological study of the mechanisms underlying severe congenital dyskinesia and dystonia using a novel mouse model” will be carried out under the supervision of Prof. N. Ben-Arie (HUJI), an expert on development of the nervous system; Prof. D. Gitler (Ben Gurion University) expert electrophysiologist/biophysics, Prof. Y. Yarom (HUJI) expert electrophysiologists, Prof. A. Lev Tov (HUJI) faculty of Med. expert on spinal cord neurophysiology and Dr. Arkadir (clinical neurology, Hadassah). The working hypothesis is that a mouse model of severe dystonia suffers from a disruption to the function of midbrain dopmineric neurons and/or their targets. Thus, the research will focus on identifying the abnormalities in the molecular, cellular and electrophysiological integrity of the brain in the sick mice.

Job description: The Laboratory is seeking applicants holding a Ph.D. or equivalent degree or are expected to graduate within a few months and have extensive research experience in electrophysiology, particularly in whole cell patch recording in in-vitro preparation.

The positions are open and will be filled as soon as appropriate candidates are selected. Scholarships are secured for 2 years.

Applications should be emailed to: Prof. M. E. Spira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

תיאור התפקיד:

ניהול מעבדה אלקטרופיזיולוגית\ אופטוגנטית\ התנהגותית.
-אחריות לכל הצד המנהלתי : הזמנות, תחזוקת מכשור, חומרים ותמיסות ובטיחות וגהות
- ניהול פרוטוקולים.
- אחריות על חיות המעבדה – רישום, מעקב , genotyping.
-ניהול פרויקטים
-הדרכת סטודנטים
-ניהול מחקר עצמאי

דרישות תפקיד:

תואר שני\דוקטורט בנוירוביולוגיה, פסיכוביולוגיה,או תחום רלוונטי בחקר המוח.
ניסיון של שנתיים לפחות בעבודה במעבדה אלקטרופיזיולוגית \פסיכוביולוגית.
רקע טכני בהקמת מערכות ניסוי
עדיפות לניסיון בעבודה אלקטרופיזיולוגית בחיות מתנהגות.
עדיפות לנסיון בGenotyping של עכברים טרנסגניים.
ידע וניסיון בעבודה עם מערכות ממוחשבות ותוכנות רלוונטיות
(Matlab, Office, illustrator, ImageJ, Plexon offline sorter )
יכולת ניהול צוות
תקשורת בין אישית טובה

המשרה היא משרת עובד אוניברסיטה ב50% משרה עם אופציה עתידית להגדלת אחוזי המשרה ב"כסף רך" (כספי מענקי מחקר).

לפרטים נוספים ושליחת קורות חיים מועמדים מתאימים מוזמנים ליצור קשר עם ד"ר עודד קלויר באימייל This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A postdoctoral position in neurogenomics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Spiegel in the Department of Neurobiology at the Weizmann Institute of Science. The Spiegel Lab takes a multidisciplinary approach to decipher the molecular basis and the function of homeostatic plasticity in neural circuits. We are looking for a highly motivated and collaborative candidate to join our young and dynamic team.

Description: The research associated with this position will focus on cell-type-specific regulatory regions in the genome of inhibitory neurons in the cortex and the role of these non-coding genomic regions in regulating synaptic connectivity and circuit homeostasis. The research will make extensive use of various mouse models and will include sophisticated approaches for studying non-coding genomic regions in neuronal subtypes in the brain. The ideal candidate has a strong background in the generation and/or analysis of high throughput gene expression and genomics data (e.g. RNA- and/or ChIP-Seq) and is able to develop, execute and analyze state-of-the-art genomic experiments. Experience with primary neuronal cultures and/or with work with mice is preferable. We are seeking applications from researchers who hold a Ph.D.-level degree and that have programming skills (MatLab and/or R). The communication language is English.

To apply: Applicants are invited to send a cover letter, CV and the names of three references with contact information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Topic: Neuronal mechanisms of visual processing and perception in the visual cortex of behaving animals.

Techniqiues: Optical imaging, extracellular recordings, optogenetics and optostimulayion.

Please send contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A two-year postdoctoral position in clinical/cognitive neuroscience is available in the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa. The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Roee Admon and Dr. Tomer Shechner on two major projects. The first project examines the association between brain functioning of anxious youth during fear learning and cognitive behavioral treatment for anxiety. This research project includes designing an fMRI task, recruiting anxious youth, collecting and analyzing fMRI data, and writing the results in peer-reviewed publications. The second project will focus on analyzing an existing data set from a large sample of a diverse psychopathological population. For this project, the postdoc will have the opportunity to conduct high-end neuroimaging analyses.

We are looking for candidates who have experience in human neuroimaging research, preferably fMRI. More importantly, we are seeking candidates who are passionate and committed to clinical and neuroimaging research.

The position is for two years starting May-Sep 2017. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment could be extended for a third year.

Applications should be sent by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and should include a CV, the names of 2 references, and the expected date of availability.

We are looking for a highly motivated post-doctoral fellow to work on an Israel Science Foundation (ISF)-funded grant focused on individual differences in structural and functional hemispheric asymmetries, and involves pharmacological manipulations, behavioral measures, and brain imaging (structural and functional MRI) investigations.

The position is funded for 2 years (with the possibility of extension for a third year). Starting date is flexible, the position is available immediately.

Candidates should have, or be about to receive, a Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience, Psychology or a related field and should have experience in cognitive neuroscience methods, including fMRI data collection, analysis and interpretation, and strong programming skills.

To apply, please send a cover letter (including expected date of availability, C.V and the names of three individuals who could provide references if required, to Prof. Rachel Tomer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).