A Postdoctoral Fellow position is available in the laboratory of Prof. Dorit Ron at the Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco. The Postdoc position is available in 2012 to study the Neurobiology of Addiction. Candidates must have a strong background in rat and mice behavioral models. Candidates should also show a strong interest combining behavioral and molecular approaches (for examples, Neasta et al. PNAS 2010,Wang et al. J. of Neuroscience 2010, Barak et al. J. of Neuroscience 2011, Neasta et al. Biol. Psychiatry 2011).

Please send Curriculum Vitae and names of three references to: Dorit Ron Ph.D. Professor Endowed Chair in Cell Biology of Addiction in Neurology Department of Neurology, University of California San Francisco, Principal Investigator, The Gallo Research Center, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For more information, please seehttp://www.galloresearch.org/dorit-ron.htm.

Deadline for submission - 30/9/2012

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.