Post Doctoral position is available in a multi disciplinary consortium
Do You Want to Crack Down Parkinson’s Disease?

Excellent and motivated Post doctoral students are invited to apply for leading research aiming to understand cellular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease using novel technologies (e.g. Brain-on-a-Chip, human induced-pluripotent stem cells bioinformatics, Super-Resolution microscopy, etc.).
Experience with hIPSCs is an advantage.

Please contact: Dr. Ben Maoz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Prof. Uri Ashery (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The research is supported by the Aufzien Center for Prevention of Parkinson’s Disease


Open positions (MA, PhD & Postdoc) in neurophysiology of social cognition & navigation, ELSC, Jerusalem
The laboratory of Dr. David Omer at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for brain Sciences (ELSC) – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is seeking highly motivated students at all levels (MA, PhD and postdoc) to participate in a research program aimed at elucidating the neural mechanisms of social cognition and navigation in the brain, using a combination of computational and experimental techniques. Ppositions are available for each of the following two projects:

(1) Neural basis of social cognition in the hippocampus.

(2) Spatial Navigation – neural basis of spatial navigation in freely behaving animals.

Candidates should have a strong scientific background in systems and/or computational neuroscience, and solid communication skills in English. Individuals with expertise in neurophysiological recordings and/or computational background (MATLAB/Python), are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary in accordance with university guidelines.


Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, brief statement of interest and names of 2-3 referees, to Dr. David Omer.

Contact information Dr. David Omer Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +972-2-5494712
Omer lab website:

Interim post PhD position
A postdoctoral position is available at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine in the new lab of Dr Noham Wolpe. The post is ideal as an interim post-PhD position, for a candidate who is e.g. waiting to start a new job, but who has been held off by covid or has recently returned to Israel. The successful candidate will analyse acquired datasets on human learning across the adult lifespan, and write up the results for publication as a first author. Both behavioural and neuroimaging data will be analysed, and knowledge in computational modelling and imaging methods is essential. For more information and informal enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your CV attached for reference.

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program in Brain Sciences - The Hebrew University
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) builds upon Hebrew University‘s record of excellence and innovation in its multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences.
ELSC invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in the following fields: theoretical and computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, molecular and cellular mechanisms, cognitive neuroscience, and neuronal circuits. Postdoctoral fellows receive a competitive stipend for a period of up to two years.

· State-of-the-art laboratories
· Distinguished faculty
· Generous Postdoctoral scholarships
· Enriched academic milieu
· Established ties and frequent collaborations with world renowned labs
· Opportunities to audit advanced courses
· Rich student and postdoctoral environments
· Postdoctoral support staff

The candidate must be (or have been) a student in an accredited institution of higher education and whose PhD training and post-doctoral projects are in the field of Brain Sciences.
The candidate's doctoral degree has been submitted in the current year of applying or will be approved by the following year.

Candidates Commitments:
1. A recipient of an ELSC Fellowship must commence his/her post doctoral training no later than 5 years after completion of the PhD.
2. A recipient of an ELSC Fellowship must provide written approval from the authority of PhD students in his/her institute, confirming that his/her PhD has been submitted before they begin their post-doctoral training. If PhD was not yet awarded, the candidate must provide approval of a PhD during the first academic year of the post doctoral studies
3. A letter from the host is mandatory in order to commence the post doctoral studies
4. A recipient of an ELSC Fellowship must begin the postdoc training within 6 months after receiving the acceptance letter

Terms of Fellowship:
1. The fellowship can be extended up to 2 years, given availability of funds and the scientific achievements of the candidate. ELSC is not committed to prolong the fellowship in advance.
2. Preference will be given to students who completed their PhD abroad


Further details and registration:



We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to carry out a research project aiming to study the roles of Eph receptors in synaptic plasticity and memory formation. Toward that end, the successful applicant will utilize state-of-the-art molecular and cellular techniques and behavioral approaches including optogenetic (e.g. Alapin et al., Cell Reports, 2018).

Basic qualifications

- A recent PhD degree in neuroscience, molecular/cell biology or related fields.

- Experience in the following areas is desired: two-photon imaging/uncaging (e.g. imaging of dendritic spines, calcium imaging, glutamate uncaging), slice electrophysiology.

- High level of motivation and independence and the ability to think critically are expected.

An application package, including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications and names of 2-3 referees, should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Prof. Raphael Lamprecht

Sagol Department of Neurobiology,

University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel


PhD candidate position is available at the Neuroimmunological laboratory at Rambam Healthcare Campus, lead by Dr. Ayal Rozenberg and managed by Dr. Dina Safina. Our main research focus is investigation of the mechanisms underlying multiple sclerosis (MS) pathophysiology in vitro, using patient-derived cells. We study different aspects of MS pathogenesis, which include: mitochondrial impairment; cross-talk between innate and adaptive immunity upon drug administration; cellular dynamics during pregnancy and postpartum. The research will be conducted in collaboration with Prof. Dorit Ben-Shahar and Prof. Nathi Karin at the Faculty of Medicine, Technion.

We are looking for a motivated, responsible, flexible and creative team member, who is ready to participate in method establishing and project shaping. Advantage will be given to candidates experienced in cell culture, flow cytometry, routine biochemical techniques, molecular biology and data analysis. Background in immunology, cell biology and neuroscience is welcome.
To apply, please send your CV to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


We are seeking highly motivated candidatesto fill several postdoctoral positions in the framework of the recently funded Horizon 2020 AND-PD research initiative.

The project focuses on the investigation of the causative mechanisms involved in co-morbidities linking Parkinson’s Disease with Anxiety and Depression.  

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is clinically categorized as movement disorder. However, approximately 40% of the PD patients experience comorbid anxietyand depression, which are complex mental conditions recognized as the leading cause of disability worldwide, and one of the strongest predictors of quality of life in PD. Their relationship and pathophysiology are, however, poorly understood.

To investigate the neuronal substrates of anxiety and depression in PD, the international consortium builds on the experience of the partners working at the intersection between basic research and biomedical applications.  The successful candidates will perform a programme of pre-clinical research using established disease animal models, multiscale neuronal circuit investigation, behavioral, molecular and cellular omics analyses.

We are looking for candidates with one of the following

  • Expertise in neurophysiological and optogenetics ex-vivo and/or in-vivo combined with viral-based approaches to deconstruct and manipulate neuronal circuits, together with confocal microscopy, is a mandatory prerequisite. Previous experience with calcium imaging will be highly valued.

4 positions, respectively at

  • Expertise in the generation, molecular characterization and behavioural analysis of mouse models of Parkinson’s disease. The candidate should have extensive knowledge of stereotaxic surgery, and competence in the assessment of motor, and affective functions in naive and transgenic mice. Experience in immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy will be an important additional merit.

1 position: Laboratory of Molecular Neuropharmacology (Gilberto Fisone;

  • Expertise in neurophysiology, biochemistry and molecular biology applied to viral-based mice models of Parkinson’s disease aimed to explore key molecular determinants of neuronal dysfunction and cell death. Experience with mouse stereotaxic surgery, immunofluorescence and confocal microscopy is mandatory

1 position: Neurobiology of the Basal Ganglia group (Rosario MoratallaVillalba;

  • Expertise in single-cell transcriptomics. The candidate should have extensive experience in RNA-seq analysis of gene expression. Bioinformatic skills are welcome. Experience in handling transgenic mice and brain tissues will add an important merit.

1 position: Non-coding RNAs and RNA-based therapeutics group (Stefano Gustincich;

The successful candidates will work in cutting-edge and highly collaborative research environments, and they will have the opportunity to train in the different laboratories of the research consortium to develop specific project tasks.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in either Physiology, Physics, Molecular Biology, Neuroscienceor related subjects, and have excellent written and verbal English communication skills. Applicants are expected to have a strong research track record and to be highly independent.

Salary will be commensurate to qualifications and experience and in line with international standards.

Applications, including detailed curriculum vitae, cover letter with indication of the targeted laboratories, and name and contacts of 2 referees, should be submitted in PDF format toThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.quoting “AND-PD Postdoctoral position” in the subject line.

Deadline 27th of January; short-list notification by the 1st of February; interview by TC on the 7th of February.


המעבדה לפסיכונוירואימונולוגיה באוניברסיטה העברית בירושלים היא מהמובילות בעולם במחקר של הקשרים בין מערכת החיסון, המח ותהליכים ריגשיים וקוגניטיביים. המעבדה מתמקדת בחקר המעורבות של תהליכים דלקתיים ושל פעילות תאי מיקרוגליה במח במחלות נוירו-פסיכיאטריות, כולל דיכאון ומחלות נוירודגנרטיביות (ראו אתר המעבדה

למעבדה דרוש/ה חוקר/ת בכיר/ה שישתלב/תשתלב בהובלת פרויקט מחקר ופיתוח של תרופות חדשניות למחלות נוירו-פסיכיאטריות

דרישות התפקיד:

תואר דוקטור במדעי המח, נוירואימונולוגיה, אימונולוגיה או תחום קרוב

ניסיון מחקרי משמעותי ויכולת להוביל מחקר עצמאי ויצירתי

ניסיון במדידת ביטוי גנים  (RT-PCR, RNA-Seq)

ניסיון באיפיון תאים של מערכת החיסון

ניסיון באימונוהיסטוכימיה

ניסיון מחקרי שקשור לתהליכים דלקתיים, כולל מדידת ריכוזי ציטוקינים ומרקרים דלקתיים אחרים, עבודה עם תרביות תאים, ומודלים של תהליכים דלקתיים בחיות ניסוי

ניסיון בעבודה עם דגימות דם בבני אדם מהווה יתרון

יכולת וניסיון בהובלת צוות של עוזרי מעבדה/טכנאים במעבדה

ידע וניסיון ספציפי בתחום הנוירואימונולוגיה, כולל עבודה עם מודלים של מחלות נוירולוגיות בחיות ניסוי, ניסיון בהפרדה של תאים מרקמות מח ואיפיון של תאים אלה בשיטות שונות, ניסיון בהפקת primary cultures של תאים במח, וכד', מהווים יתרון ויוכלו לתרום להצלחת הפרויקט.

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