A post doctoral position is available at the Language and Brain Plasticity Lab of Dr. Tali Bitan, which is part of the IIPDM and the Psychology Department at the University of Haifa. The position is available starting May 2018.

The focus of this position is a neuroimaging training study on second language learning, done in collaboration with Vanderbilt University. Responsibilities include conducting the study, overseeing students, analysis of fMRI data using SPM and other tools, and manuscript writing. Applicants with experience in analysis of fMRI data are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with relevant cognitive or linguistics background and to candidates with experience in MATLAB programming.

Research in the lab focuses on the neurocognitive mechanisms underlying learning and rehabilitation of linguistic and cognitive skills in healthy adults and children, individuals with atypical development, and acquired neurological disorders. IIPDM is a vibrant research environment that provides opportunities for interactions and training.

Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information of two references to Dr. Tali Bitan: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please include a cover letter explaining your current research activities and expertise.

An open position for postdoctoral fellow to study signaling pathways and plasticity mechanisms that underlie addiction in the laboratory of Prof. Dorit Ron at the University of California, San Francisco.

Research in the Ron lab uses state-of-the-art techniques including, molecular/genetic technique for gene manipulations in subpopulations of neurons in vivo, viral-mediated gene delivery, RNA-seq and analysis in combination of transgenic animals, chemogenetics, and structural plasticity using 3-D reconstruction of single neurons as well as behavioral approaches (Examples, Barak et al. Nature Neuroscience 2013, Warnault et al., Biological Psychiatry 2016, Liu et al. Molecular Psychiatry 2017, Laguesse et al. Neuron 2017). Highly motivated candidates with in depth experience in molecular biology techniques including cloning that will be graduating within the next 6 months or have recently graduated are welcome to apply. The position offers an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team at 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.


Our company is developing a small molecule for long-term memory consolidation.

We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to join us as a Research Scientist for our research team with the following traits:

  • Ph.D. degree in cellular biology with hands-on experience.
  • Independent researcher that can plan, conduct and analyze experimental data
  • Proven ability for troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • A team player with great inter-personal skills that can fit in a dynamic multidisciplinary group with a common goal
  • Strong experience in T.C., primary cultures of neurons, microscopy, IHH, ICC, IF staining.
  • Excellent English with the ability to write scientific reports and overviews.
  • Self-motivated, deadline-driven, and organized person
  • Great communication skills and a positive attitude.
  • CNS background and experience in electrophysiology and/ or in vivo is an advantage.

To apply for this job, please send your CV to:

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Job description:

  • Recruiting participants from the general population and patients in Sheba
  • Medical Center
  • Accompanying the participants during all stages of the longitudinal study
  • Conducting fMRI experiments by operating the MRI scanner
  • Conducting EEG and Eye tracking experiments
  • Performing data analysis using MATLAB and SPSS
  • Applying ethics and regulatory submissions
  • Developing and writing clinical trials protocols
  • Integrating all data received from various aspects of the study- fMRI and MRI scans, CRF's, clinical questionnaires, neuropsychological tasks, patient's clinical background and doctor's evaluations 
  • Creating Clinical tasks to evaluate the patient's language, motor, visual and memory functions


Job requirements:

  • Industrious candidates with background in a psychology or neuroscience- B.A./B.Sc is a minimal requirement
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities and ability to work in a team
  • Programming skills, especially in MATLAB and Python- Advantage!
  • A two year commitment is required!


Please send resumes and references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

דרוש/ה מנהל/ת מעבדה בחקר המוח בפקולטה למדעי הבריאות, אוניברסיטת בן גוריון

המשרה מיועדת לבעלי/ות תואר אקדמי- M.Sc or PhD 50% משרה.

דרישות העבודה כוללות בין היתר: 
נסיון בעבודת מעבדה ביולוגית
נסיון בשיטות מולקולריות
העבודה תכלול:
ביצוע ניסויים
הדרכה, עבודה עם סטודנטים ושיתוף פעולה מחקרי עם מעבדות אחרות
עבודה עם בבעלי חיים (מכרסמים)
ניהול ותפעול שוטף של המעבדה

יכולת עבודה עצמאית- חיונית. תחילת העבודה- מיידית.

למעוניינים, נא לשלוח קורות חיים אל חוה גולן This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Tenure-Track Position - Developmental Psychology The Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa, Israel, invites applications for an open-rank tenure-track position in Developmental Psychology, beginning in the 2018 academic year.
The academic rank will be matched to the candidate’s qualifications. The screening of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Please send:
(1) Curriculum Vitae,
(2) 2-3 selected publications,
(3) research statement (highlighting past work as well as your plans),
(4) teaching statement, and
(5) the names and email addresses of three references to: David Oppenheim, Ph.D., Chair of the Developmental Search Committee, Department of Psychology, University of Haifa: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the potential to develop a strong research program, supervise graduate student research, and teach undergraduate and graduate courses.
We are particularly interested in applicants with an interest in translating research findings to “real-world” application.
The Psychology Department at the University of Haifa is one of Israel's leading psychological science departments. The developmental track is intimately connected with the Center for the Study of Child Development (see link below). The Center includes a group of internationally leading senior researchers and approximately 30 post-doc and graduate students, who are devoted to the study of children's development, with a particular emphasis on their emotional health and well-being. https://sites.hevra.haifa.ac.il/childdev/
For further details regarding the Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa, please visit: https://psy.hevra.haifa.ac.il/index.php/about?lang=he

Postdoctoral position to study cortical circuitry underlying memory-guided visual decisions is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Tatiana Pasternak in the Department of Neuroscience (https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/pasternak.aspx).

The focus of the research program is on the activity of large populations of simultaneously recorded neurons across cortical network to identify on a trial-by-trial basis neural codes and network dynamics that underlie memory and comparison processes during perceptual decisions. The analysis will emphasize inter-neuronal and inter-areal interactions and synchrony as well as population decoding algorithms.

Experimental approaches include array recording of spiking and LFP activity from prefrontal and extrastriate visual cortical regions of non-human primates during memory-guided sensory comparison tasks. Other approaches include reversible inactivation and microstimulation of identified cortical sites. An important component of the work is a collaboration with computational neuroscientists and developing models aimed at mechanisms underlying maintenance and utilization of visual information in decision-making.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong quantitative background with experience in the analysis of physiological data and extracellular recordings. Applicants with strong background in related disciplines of systems neuroscience and/or computer science & engineering are welcome to apply. Experience with MATLAB/PYTHON programming and proficient knowledge of the English language are required.

The University of Rochester offers a stimulating research environment and excellent opportunities for interactions and training in cognitive neuroscience and visual science. Interested applicants should send CV and names/contact information of three references to Dr. Pasternak. Please include a cover letter detailing your current research activities, expertise and the reasons for your interest in this position.


The Weizmann Institute of science – Postdoctoral Positionin Computational and Experimental Cognitive Neuroscience

Faculty: Faculty of Biology

Department: Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of science

The human brain evolved in a highly stimulating, complex and fast-changing world. Thus, uncovering the neural substrates of operating in naturalistic contexts represents a huge challenge for brain researchers.

Our goal here is to study the coupling dynamicsbetween brain regions during real-life stimuli, and its underlying cognitive capacities. In particular, we are aiming at deciphering the function of the Default-mode network states during real-life stimuli and its relation to memory (information) encoding.

The post-doctorate project will involve initial “big-data” analysis (including machine/deep learning tools) of existing fMRI data-sets during real-life cognition, and a second phase of conducting fMRI experiments using a powerful 7T MRI scanner for humans (starting from mid-2018) atthe Weizmann.

The position is for one year starting at Oct 2017. Following a positive evaluation, the appointment could be extended up to 3 years.


Strong computational, analytical and programming skills

Experience with fMRI and experimental work is an advantage.

Computational/engineering/physics background and programming experience are preferable.

Ability of teamwork and initiative.

Knowledge of professional English at a high level.

Details of Contact Person for Position:

The work will take place at the Lab of Prof Rafi Malach (Weizmann institute of science) and will be supervised directly by Dr. Erez Simony from Holon Institute of technology (HIT) (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Prof. Rafi Malach will act as an advisor to this project.

How to apply:

Interested candidates with proven academic record are requested to send their CV and contact details of 3 referees toDr. Erez Simony (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )