A Postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately at the Laboratory for Brain and Behavior, directed by Prof. Raz Yirmiya at the Department of Psychology, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. We are seeking a highly motivated and well-trained postdoctoral fellow to lead a novel and exciting project that has just received long-term funding from the Israel Science Foundation. The project will focus 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 preliminary findings provide strong evidence that chronic stress-induced depression is caused by microglial pathology. The overall goal of the project 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 PhD in Neuroscience or Psychobiology, with solid experience in immunohistochemistry, molecular biology and behavioural analysis.

A full scholarship for the suitable candidate is guaranteed.

Candidates are requested to send by email a CV, a research statement, indicating scientific interests and relevant experience, and the names of 2 reference persons to Prof. Raz Yirmiya at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Postdoc position in Neuroimaging available at the Department of Psychology, Ben Gurion University, starting October 2012

Our lab uses neuroimaging techniques including MRI and EEG to study brain function and structure in autism. The two focuses of the lab are 1) to better understand the underlying physiology of individuals with autism and determine how it differs from other disorders, and 2) to develop new diagnosis techniques, which will enable early identification of autism based on physiological measurements from young children. See www.dinshi.com for details about research.

The lab is in initial stages of setup and we are searching for a candidate with a strong neuroscience background who has experience in designing, performing, and interpreting fMRI, MRI, DTI, and/or EEG studies. Knowledge of matlab is critical and knowledge of other programming languages and relevant software (e.g. Brainvoyager, Analyzer, DTI-studio, E-Prime, and Freesurfer) is advantageous. An independent “rosh-gadol” would be highly appreciated.

Funding is guaranteed for the first year and will likely continue for several years to come.

Please contact Dr. Ilan Dinstein for further details and attach a CV: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Postdoc position in Electrophysiology is currently available at the Department of Neuroscience, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm Sweden.

Research: Our lab uses electrophysiological, morphological, optogenetic, and computational methods to study neural microcircuits in the neocortex and basal-ganglia. In particular we are interested in the dynamic properties of neuronal microcircuits underlying sensory and motor processing. We study the dynamic interactions between different types of excitatory and inhibitory neurons in order to unravel the way neural networks are structured and dynamically orchestrated.

Lab website: www.neuro.ki.se/silberberg/

We are currently seeking candidates for a postdoctoral position in the lab. Candidates should have a strong neuroscience background with documented experience in electrophysiological techniques. Knowledge of neuroanatomy, imaging, and computer programming are advantageous. The project will involve multi neuron patch-clamp recordings in vitro and in vivo in neocortex and basal ganglia combined with optogenetics. The project is funded by an ERC starting grant, supporting the position and the necessary equipment for carrying out the projects.

Applications should be sent to Gilad Silberberg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., including a motivation letter, C.V., Publication List, details of two references. After initial contact, applicants should arrange to have at least two confidential letters of reference to be sent directly by referees.

 Funding is guaranteed for the first 2 years and may be extended according to progress and available funding. The position will be open until a suitable candidate is found, but preferential treatment will be given to applications submitted before June 30th.

For info about position in Haifa University (in Hebrew) click here

The Department of Psychology at the University of Haifa is seeking an excellent candidate for a tenure track position (lecturer/senior lecturer/assistant professor/associate professor) in the Psychobiology program, preferably with a degree in psychology.

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The Department of Entomology of the Hebrew University is continuing its search for an entomology faculty position.

Please see links below:

Hebrew - http://www.agri.huji.ac.il/kolkoreh/kk.html

English - http://www.agri.huji.ac.il/kolkoreh/kk-english.html

Looking forward to hearing from you, or your former students, or postdocs.

West Virginia University's Department of Psychology invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position beginning August 2012 in Behavioral Neuroscience. The position will require an active research program in the Neurobiology of Affective or Addictive Disorders (particular areas include, but are not limited to, mood, anxiety, and substance use disorders), a Ph.D. by the starting date, and evidence of strong potential in research and teaching. Responsibilities include undergraduate and graduate teaching (including student research supervision) and research. Obtaining significant external research support will be expected. Laboratory facilities will be assigned in our Life Sciences Building, which houses the Departments of Psychology and Biology. Additional facilities and collaboration opportunities are available through the University Health Sciences Center, Center for Excellence in Disabilities, Center for Advanced Imaging, and Center for Neuroscience. The Department of Psychology has 24 full-time faculty, 90 graduate students, and 800 undergraduate pre-majors and majors. This position is part of our continued development of our Behavioral Neuroscience program area. Psychology Ph.D. training also is currently offered in Behavior Analysis (ABA accredited), Clinical and Clinical Child Psychology (APA accredited), and Life-Span Developmental Psychology. Review of applications will begin September 15, and continue until the position is filled. Send a letter outlining teaching and research interests and plans for obtaining external research support, a vita, three letters of recommendation, and three (p)reprints to the Behavioral Neuroscience Search Committee, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 6040, West Virginia University, Morgantown, WV 26506-6040. Inquiries may be directed to Hawley Montgomery-Downs (304-293-2001 ext 31610 , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). WVU is the academic home to 29,000 students and is one of 10 U.S. land-grant institutions with an academic medical center. Morgantown, West Virginia is located within 90 minutes of Pittsburgh and 4 hours of Washington D.C. It has been recognized as one of the most livable small cities in the U.S. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. WVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. West Virginia University's Dual Career Program is designed to help meet the needs of professional couples.

The search is open for our fourth faculty member:

Miranda N. Reed, Ph.D.
Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Psychology
West Virginia University
P.O. Box 6040
53 Campus Drive
Morgantown, WV 26506-6040
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