M.Sc./Ph.D. position –
A postgraduate position is available to study the role and function of miRNA in memory consolidation in the brain cortex.
See http://neuroethocms.haifa.ac.il/rosenblum/ for additional information.
Experience in molecular biology methods is a must. Background in neurobiology is an advantage but not a strict requirement.
To apply, please send a CV, a short description of research interests, and the names and contact details of three academic referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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M.Sc./Ph.D. position –
A postgraduate position is available to study the role of the insular cortex in taste memory consolidation using optogenetics and designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs).
See http://neuroethocms.haifa.ac.il/rosenblum/ for additional information.
Background in neurobiology and physiologyis an advantage but not a strict requirement. To apply, please send a CV, a short description of research interests, and the names and contact details of three academic referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

דרושים סטודנטים לדוקטורט למחקר העוסק בנוירוביולוגיה של התמכרות לסמים
המחקר כולל עבודה במודלים התנהגותיים להתמכרות ולמידה, שיטות ביוכימיות, אלקטרופיזיולוגיה של תעלות בחתכי מוח ואופטוגנטיקה in vivo, in vitro.
עדיפות לבעלי ניסיון באלקטרופיזיולוגיה.
למועמדים מובטחת מלגת לימודים ומשרת הוראה בפרמקולוגיה.
למעוניינים נא לשלוח קורות חיים לפרופ' רמי יקה, בית הספר לרוקחות, התחום לפרמקולוגיה, הפקולטה לרפואה, האוניברסיטה העברית קמפוס עין כרם.
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Rami Yaka, PhD
Associate Professor
The Institute for Drug Research (IDR)
School of Pharmacy
Faculty of Medicine
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
POB 12065, Jerusalem, 91120

A Postdoctoral fellow position/Lab manager is available at the Ophthalmic Science and Engineering, directed by Dr. Yossi Mandel at Bar Ilan University.

Current lab projects include Retinal prosthesis and artificial vision for restoration of sight, prosthetic visual function assessment, learning, cortical plasticity, in-vitro recording with MEA from retinal explants. The lab is under construction and will include in-vivo setup for animal experiments, ex-vivo electrophysiology and Ca imaging setups, optical cortical imaging.

We are looking for highly motivated fellows who should hold a PhD in neuroscience or biomedical engineering or similar with an extensive experience with in-vitro or in-vivo electrophysiology or optical cortical imaging.

Please send a request with your CV including relevant experience and recommendation letters to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

A postdoctoral fellowship is available at the laboratory of Michal Rivlin at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel. The research focuses on dynamic computations performed by neuronal circuits in the retina and how these dynamics affect the entire visual system.

The lab is in initial stages of setup, and we are seeking highly motivated candidates, preferably with experience in two-photon microscopy and electrophysiology.

For more details, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Intellectual Disability Track at Bar-Ilan University, Israel, invites applications for tenure-track faculty member beginning October 2014.

Based on a special program launched by the University to recruit new faculty members, we are looking for a junior faculty member at entry level and a senior member at the level of associate or full professor.

A Ph.D. in Special Education/Psychology/Brain Science/Social work/Occupational therapy is required. Candidates are expected to have a record of publications and teaching experience in the field of Intellectual disability or borderline level.

The School of Education at Bar-Ilan University has approximately 2,000 students and 40 tenure-track faculty members. Degrees are offered in the Divisions of Curriculum Studies, Early Childhood Education, Educational Administration, Educational Counseling, Informal Education, Science Education and Special Education. Further information about the School of Education is available on the website http://education.biu.ac.il/en. The Intellectual Disability (ID) Track is a part of the MA program in the Special Education program.

The Special Education program offers B.A, M.A and Ph.D. degrees. Programs are delivered in Hebrew or English. Successful applicants will be expected to be active in research, teaching and supervision of graduate students.

Applicants should send an academic CV, a list of 3 possible referees and an academic profile outlining research plans for the coming 3-5 years (research statement) to: Prof. Hefziba Lifshitz - Vahav This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Candidates will be offered a tenure-track position subject to the universities budget constraints.

Enclosed information about the ID track

A Postdoctoral fellow position is available at the Hebrew University PsychoNeuroImmunology Laboratory, directed by Prof. Raz Yirmiya at the Department of Psychology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. We are seeking a highly motivated and well-trained postdoctoral fellow to lead a novel and exciting project on the role of microglia in stress and depression. Specifically, studies on the biological basis of major depression usually focus on abnormalities in neuronal functions, but our recent findings provide strong evidence that chronic stress-induced depression is caused by microglial pathology (Kreisel et al., Molecular Psychiatry, in press). The overall goal of the project, which recently received funding from the Bikura Program of the Israel Science Foundation, will be to elucidate the role of microglia in major depression by examining the hypothesis that dynamic, bi-directional alterations in microglia number and activation status are causally related to stress-induced depressive-like behavior and associated changes in neuroplasticity (particularly suppressed neurogenesis and neurotrophins production) in rodents. The successful candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Psychobiology, with solid experience in immunohistochemistry, molecular biology and behavioural analysis.

Candidates are requested to send by email a CV, a research statement, indicating scientific interests and relevant experience, and letters of recommendation from 2 scientists who know the candidate and his/her work to Prof. Raz Yirmiya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

A postdoctoral fellow is required 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 of structural plasticity using 3-D reconstruction neurons in combination with behavioral and electrophysiological disciplines (for examples, Barak et al., Nat. Neuroscience 2013, Ben Hamida et al., J. of Neuroscience, 2013, Ben Hamida et al. J of Neuroscience 2012, Neasta et al. PNAS 2010). The position also offers an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team at the vibrant research community at the UCSF Mission Bay campus.

Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Molecular Neuroscience or a related field and an in depth knowledge and experience in signal transduction are encouraged to apply. Experience in state of the art molecular biology and biochemical techniques is required.

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://www.galloresearch.org/dorit-ron.htm

A postdoctoral fellow is required to study mechanisms underlying addiction in the laboratory of Prof. Dorit Ron at the University of California, San Francisco.

Research in the Ron lab is aimed to understand molecular pathways and plasticity mechanisms that underlie behavioral phenotypes associated with alcohol use and abuse disorders. Research is conducted by using mouse and rat behavioral paradigms including operant self administration in combination with state-of-the-art techniques including brain region and neuronal subtype specific manipulation of genes, viral-mediated gene delivery, transgenic mice, clarity together with molecular, cellular and electrophysiological disciplines (for examples, Barak et al., Nat. Neuroscience 2013, Ben Hamida et al., J. of Neuroscience, 2013, Barak et al. J of Neuroscience 2012, Neasta et al. PNAS 2010). The position also offers an opportunity to be part of a collaborative team at the vibrant research community in UCSF Mission Bay campus.

Highly motivated candidates with a recent Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience who are interested to expand their expertise and knowledge in Molecular Neuroscience are encouraged to apply. Proven track record in rat and mouse behavioral paradigms is required.

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://www.galloresearch.org/dorit-ron.htm