Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position - Baruch Ivcher School of Psychology, IDC Herzliya
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.
Postdoctoral positions for electrophysiologists (April 2017)
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.
למעבדה פסיכוביולוגית באוניברסיטת חיפה אשר חוקרת את הבסיס הנוירוביולוגי של הפרעות פסיכיאטריות דרוש\ה מנהל\ת מעבדה
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 מחקר עצמאי
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).
Postdoctoral position in Neurogenomics
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.
Open position for PhD/Postdoc in the lab. of Prof. Hamutal Slovin
Topic: Neuronal mechanisms of visual processing and perception in the visual cortex of behaving animals.
Techniqiues: Optical imaging, extracellular recordings, optogenetics and optostimulayion.
Postdoctoral fellow in clinical/cognitive neuroscience
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.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow position at the Dept. of Psychology, University of Haifa
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.
Research position (student or a researcher)
We are seeking highly motivated students or researchers for a research position. Background in neuroscience and strong data analysis abilities are required.
Our lab focuses on the sensory systems, in particular the olfactory system. We are utilizing the recently developed exciting method of optogenetics together with large scale multiunit recordings and behavioral assays. We are interested in how neurons encode and decode information and how information is represented in successive brain regions. We are also trying to build a bio-electric nose that will enable the detection of any odor a mouse can detect.