Postdoc Positions at other Labs in Israeli Universities

Yissachar Lab
Yissachar Lab
Bar-Ilan University
Postdoc position at Yissachar Lab
We study how the gut microbiota communicate with the enteric immune and nervous systems, to control inflammation and tolerance, in health and disease (including IBD, autoimmunity, cancer and more). Our experimental approach combines a unique gut organ culture system (Yissachar et al., Cell, 2017) with next-generation sequencing and state-of-the-art molecular, cellular and immunological methodologies.

We are looking for an energetic, curious, team-player and quick learning postdoctoral fellow. Experience in immunology, neuroimmunology and bioinformatics is advantageous.

Interested candidates with background in experimental or computational biology are welcome to send their CV.

Recent publications:

Duscha A*, Gisevius B*, Hirschberg S*, Yissachar N*, Stangl GI, Eilers E, Bader V, Haase S, Kaisler J, David C, Schneider R, Troisi R, Zent D, Hegelmaier T, Dokalis N, Gerstein S, Del Mare-Roumani S, Amidror S, Staszewski O, Poschmann G, Stühler K, Hirche F, Balogh A, Kempa S, Holm JB, Massa MG, Nielsen HB, Faissner A, Lukas C, Gatermann SG, Scholz M, Przuntek H, Prinz M, Forslund SK, Winklhofer KF, Müller DN, Linker RA, Gold R, and Haghikia A. Propionic acid shapes the course of multiple sclerosis by a distinct immunomodulatory mechanism. Cell. 180(6):1067-1080. * Denotes equal contribution.

Yissachar N. Ménage à trois: regulation of host immunity by enteric neuro-immune-microbiota cross talks. Current Opinion in Neurobiology. 62:26-33. (2019)

Yissachar N, Zhou Y, Ung L, Lai NY, Mohan JF, Ehrlicher A, Weitz DA, Kasper DL, Chiu IM, Mathis D and Benoist C. An Intestinal Organ Culture System Uncovers a Role for the Nervous System in Microbe-Immune Crosstalk. Cell. 168:1135-1148 (2017)

This work was highlighted by Ivanov, Trends in Immunology (2017)

This work was highlighted by Thomas, Nature Reviews Gastro and Hepato. (2017)

This work was recommended in F1000 Prime (2017)

Yissachar N*, Sharar-Fischler T*, Cohen AA, Reich-Zeliger S, Russ D, Shifrut E, Porat Z and Friedman N. Dynamic response diversity of NFAT isoforms in individual living cells. Molecular Cell. 49:322-30 (2013) * Denotes equal contribution

This work was highlighted by Kalo and Shav-Tal, Genome Biology 14:102 (2013)

Contact information:

Twitter: @YissacharLab
E-mail: nissan.yissachar@biu.ac.il
Phone: +972-3-531-8389

Neural Circuits, Learning and Memory
Neural Circuits, Learning and Memory
The Gonda Brain Research Center
Bar-Ilan University
Postdoctoral or a research associate position available at the Neural Circuits, Learning and Memory Lab
A postdoctoral or a research associate position is available in the field of neural circuits, learning and memory under the supervision of Dr. Rafi Haddad. The Haddad lab is using state of the art electrophysiological, optogenetics and behavioral tools to study neural correlates of learning, memory and behavior.

Projects:
Several projects are available. To mention a few: How the neuro-genesis helps processing information? How mice detect and odor location? How innate information is processed? How learning and expectation change neural coding? How the brain conduct pattern recognition?

Requirements:
Candidates must hold a PhD degree in Neurobiology or related disciplines and should have interests in electrophysiology or related methods (experience and programming skills are an advantage). Candidates should be proficient in English.

Louzoun Lab
Louzoun Lab
Bar-Ilan University
Open positions at Louzoun Lab
The lab is a lively and active lab with 13-16 lab members (students and technicians), and is fully computational, with mathematicians, physicists, computer scientists and bioinformaticians collaborating for the development of advanced computational tools, and apply them to a wide range of clinical cases.

We have open positions in three main directions (up to two positions):

  • Computational immunology and specifically, the development of advanced machine learning tool for predicting disease state and history from large B and T cell receptor profiles . This work is performed in close collaboration with leading experimental labs. Candidates for these projects should have strong bioinformatics and machine learning background, and the skills to develop new prediction methods.
  • Microbiome based machine learning. We are developing prognostic and diagnostic tools from microbiome sequencing projects in collaborations with three leading Israeli experimental labs. Candidates for these projects should have strong bioinformatics and machine learning background, and preferntially microbiology or microbiome experience.
  • Bone marrow transplant analysis, and matching algorithms. We work in close collaboration with the national marrow donor program to improve matching algorithms for bone marrow tranplants. Candidates for these projects should have strong computational skills. Experience in the analysis of hemotalogical data and HLA would be an advantage.
Ayal Hendel Lab
Ayal Hendel Lab
Bar-Ilan University
Postdoctoral position at Ayal Hendel’s lab
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to join our therapeutic genome editing team. Our laboratory focuses on developing precise and efficient CRISPR genome editing as a curative therapy for genetic diseases. In particular, we are interested in developing an optimized CRISPR genome editing for gene therapy of hematopoietic inherited disorders such as severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID). Our research also focuses on applying the CRISPR technology to treat malignancies using cancer-immunotherapy.

The Hendel lab is specialized in a variety of cutting-edge technologies such as next generation sequencing, flow cytometry, ex-vivo manipulation of stem and progenitor cells, viral vector design and hematopoietic stem cells transplantation into mice models. The Hendel lab has assembled a multidisciplinary team of collaborators who fuse the creativity of academics with clinical experience to create a highly supportive research environment necessary to abridge the bench to bedside gap.
Bar-Ilan University is one of Israel’s leading center of higher learning. Thanks to its ideal geographic location, Bar-Ilan University’s campus is easily accessible to students arriving from all regions of the country. Conveniently situated within a 20 minutes’ drive from Tel Aviv. Hendel’s lab is fully equipped with all facilities needed to carry out pre-clinical gene therapy research. Hendel’s lab has a full access to the high quality infrastructure that Bar-Ilan University offers including imaging, next generation sequencing, FACS and animal core facilities.

Requirements:

  • A highly motivated immunologist who is desired to make an impact in the field of genome editing and gene therapy.
  • Candidate should be able to lead the project independently with high dedication and responsibility and should have a strong work ethics.
  • Candidate will be a team player capable of working in a fast-paced research environment.
  • Prior experience in next generation sequencing (NGS) and molecular biology is essential (cloning, qRT-PCR).
  • Prior experience in FACS operation and analysis is essential.
  • Prior experience with mice handling is essential.
  • One first author publication in a high quality journal.

Contact information:

Email: ayal.hendel@biu.ac.il,

Phone: 972-3-5317316

The Koren Lab
The Koren Lab
Life Sciences Faculty, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials building
Bar-Ilan university
Itay Koren
Post doctoral open positions at the Koren Lab
Lab focus: Systematic investigation of the specificity of degradation pathways withimplication to human disease. Protein degradation plays a key role in nearly all cellular functions and failure to maintain protein homeostasis (proteostasis) has been shown to facilitate the manifestation or progression of a variety of pathological disorders, including inflammation, neurodegeneration and cancer.To establish a systems level understanding of the specificity of mammalian degradation pathways, we developed a genome-wide approach to characterize sequences promoting protein turnover and match them with the degradation mechanisms regulating them (Koren et al., 2018, Timms et al., 2019).

Projects description:

In our lab we use genetics (CRISPR screens) coupled with synthetic biology (high density oligonucleotide libraries synthesis), biochemistry, cell biology and systems biology approaches to obtain a global view of degradation pathways and to tackle open questions in the protein degradation field.

We:

  • Investigate how the degradation machineries of the cell specifically recognize and target substrates
  • Characterize protein quality control pathways activated by cells to maintain proteostasis
  • Explore the involvement of specific degradation machineries in various biological processes including receptor trafficking and turnover, organelle protein targeting, antigen presentation and more
  • Elucidate how defects in protein degradation mechanisms result in disease such as cancer or neurodegeneration

References:

Koren, I., Timms, R.T., Kula, T., Xu, Q., Li, M.Z., and Elledge, S.J. (2018). The Eukaryotic Proteome Is Shaped by E3 Ubiquitin Ligases Targeting C-Terminal Degrons. Cell 173,1622-1635.e14.

Timms, R.T., Zhang, Z., Rhee, D.Y., Harper, J.W., Koren, I., and Elledge, S.J. (2019). A glycine-specific N-degron pathway mediates the quality control of protein Nmyristoylation. Science (80-. ). 364.

We are looking for talented, curious and motivated post doctoral fellows with experimental and/or computational expertise to join us.

Applicants should send their CV and a brief description of their interests to Itay Koren. 

Contact information:

Email: itay.koren@biu.ac.il
Mailing address: The Mina and Everard Goodman Faculty of Life Sciences Bar-Ilan University, Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials Building (206), Rooms C765(office), C-767(lab), Ramat Gan, Israel, 5290002
Phone: +972-3-7384211

Shai Carmi's Statistical and Population Genetics Lab
Shai Carmi's Statistical and Population Genetics Lab
The Faculty of Medicine
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shai Carmi
Open position at Shai Carmi’s Statistical and Population Genetics Lab
The lab develops methods and theory in statistical and population genetics, with applications to medicine, biology, and history, in particular in the context of the Jewish population. Current research is focused on the following areas.

Medical genetics:

  • Genome-wide association studies of various phenotypes, particularly in cardiology and ophthalmology
  • Carrier screening in Ashkenazi Jews
  • Technologies for pre-implantation genetic testing of human embryos
  • Genetic risk and trait prediction and their limitations

Population genetics:

  • The effect of demography on genomic similarity between individuals in a population
  • Inferring the ancestry and past demographic events of modern and ancient populations
  • Applications to Ashkenazi Jews and other Israeli populations
  • Genealogies and models of recombination

Selected publications:

J. Xue, T. Lencz, A. Darvasi, I. Pe’er, and S. Carmi. The Time and Place of European Admixture in Ashkenazi Jewish History. PLoS Genet. 13, e1006644 (2017).

L. King, J. Wakeley, and S. Carmi. A non-zero variance of Tajima’s estimator for two sequences even for infinitely many unlinked loci. Theor. Popul. Biol. 122, 22 (2018).

Y. Erlich, T. Shor, I. Pe’er, and S. Carmi. Identity inference of genomic data using long-range familial searches. Science 362, 690 (2018).

E. Granot-Hershkovitz, D. Karasik, Y. Friedlander, …, I. Peter, S. Carmi*, and H. Hochner*. A study of Kibbutzim in Israel reveals risk factors for cardiometabolic traits and subtle population structure. Eur. J. Hum. Genet. 26, 1848 (2018).

R. Schweiger, Y. Erlich, and S. Carmi. FactorialHMM: Fast and exact inference in factorial hidden Markov models. Bioinformatics 35, 2162 (2019).

D. Backenroth, F. Zahdeh, …, G. Altarescu*, S. Carmi*, and D. A. Zeevi*. Haploseek: A 24-hour all-in-one method for preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) of monogenic disease and aneuploidy. Genet. Med. 21, 1390 (2019).

D. Backenroth and S. Carmi. A test for deviations from expected genotype frequencies on the X chromosome for sex-biased admixed populations. Heredity 123, 470 (2019).

H. Fridman, D. Behar, S. Carmi, and E. Levy-Lahad. Preconception carrier screening yield: effect of variants of unknown significance in partners of carriers with clinically significant variants. Genet. Med., 22, 646 (2020).

E. Karavani*, O. Zuk*, D. Zeevi, …, T. Lencz*, and S. Carmi*. Screening human embryos for polygenic traits has limited utility. Cell, 179, 1424 (2019).

L. Agranat-Tamir, S. Waldman, …, B. Yakir, R. Pinhasi*, S. Carmi*, I. Finkelstein*, L. Carmel*, and D. Reich*. The Genomic History of the Bronze Age Southern Levant. Cell, in press (2020).

Requirements:

  • PhD in a quantitative field
  • Programming experience: one or (preferably) more of Linux (shell scripting), Python, C++/Java, R.
  • Strong quantitative skills, in particular in probabilistic modeling and statistics, and experience in data analysis.
  • Experience in genomics or bioinformatics is an advantage.
Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at Racah Institute for physics
Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences at Racah Institute for physics
Edmund J Safra Campus
The Hebrew University
Tsvi Piran
Postdoc position at the Center for Astrophysics and Planetary Sciences
Theoretical research in high energy astrophysics dealing with transient phenomena. The research involves both analytic and numerical simulations and it requires strong background in this field of research.

Contact information:

Tsvi Piran | Schwartzman Chair for Theoretical Physics

Racah Institute for physics
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
T +972.26584233 | M +972.548820032 | F +972.6511519
tsvi.piran@mail.huji.ac.il

Inbal Goshen Lab
Inbal Goshen Lab
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Postdoc position available at The Goshen Lab
The Goshen lab studies Neurons and Glia in the Transition from Recent to Remote Memory. We are combining optogenetic and pharmacogenetic manipulations of neurons and astrocytes with other advanced tools (projection targeting, 2-photon imaging in awake behaving mice, in-vivo and slice electrophysiology, CLARITY and behavior) to study the transition from recent to remote memory. The lab is funded by multiple grants (including ERC, ISF, Israel-Canada CIHR-ISF), allowing us to rapidly adopt new techniques, form collaborations, perform state of the art exciting experiments, and publish them in top tier journals.

Example ongoing projects:

  • We have recently shown that astrocytic activation can induce de-novo plasticity and enhance memory by performing activity-dependent modulation of neurons (Adamsky et al., Cell, 2018). Now we seek to understand how astrocytes selectively affect the activity of neurons within their domains. We attack this question from several directions, for example by imaging astrocytic and neuronal activity in navigating mice.
  • In a large-scale anatomy project, we use CLARITY to image tens of thousands of hippocampal astrocytes in clear brains, and provide a comprehensive quantitative characterization of their spatial distribution, morphology, excitatory neurons content, and proximity to inhibitory neurons in CA1.
  • We recently discovered a projection-specific effect of astrocytes on CA1 pyramidal neurons projecting to the ACC during memory acquisition (Kol et al., Nature Neuroscience, In-Press), and now investigate whether astrocytes are capable of such projection-specificity in other tasks, which recruit alternative hippocampal projections.
  • We image CA1-to-ACC projecting neurons during memory acquisition, recent recall and remote recall, to study the dynamics in their activity as a memory matures.
  • We tag active ensembles during the different stages of memory acquisition and recall, to define their projection targets in cleared whole-brains.

Required skills of research postdocs

Highly motivated candidates must hold a PhD degree in Neurobiology or a related discipline (e.g. Physics or Computer sciences), have passion for science, and experience in animal research and data analysis. Further experience in imaging, electrophysiology or related methods is a significant advantage.

Contact details: 

Address: Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC)
The Hebrew University
Givat Ram, Jerusalem, 9190401

Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology
Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology
Faculty of Medicine, IMRIC and ELSC
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Postdoc position at the Laboratory of Developmental Biology and Neurobiology
Our lab. researches essential mechanisms that regulate the development of the nervous and skeletal systems  during embryogenesis. We focus on three distinct and intimately interacting systems, the development of the neural crest into the peripheral nervous system and the ontogeny of the neural tube into distinct cell types of the central nervous system (CNS). Lately,  we became interested in the transition between the early neural crest and the definitive roof plate of the spinal cord, the latter constituting an organizing center for dorsal CNS development. To this end, we performed a transcriptome analysis of premigratory neural crest vs. roof plate progenitors; this yielded a rich assortment of novel and specific genes that will enable us to tackle the molecular basis of this important transition.

In parallel, our lab made significant contributions to the understanding of mesoderm development into muscle and dermis, and our current studies focus on the formation and evolution of the sclerotome into vertebra and tendons. As mentioned above, since mesodermal and neural components actively interact during development to establish an adult pattern of functional units, we study the mechanisms of action of locally secreted morphogens such as Sonic hedgehog, BMPs, Notch, Retinoic acid  and Wnts in the consolidation of the precedent systems and the cross-talk between them.

Our main experimental system are avian embryos (chick and quail species) which provide a fantastic platform for embryonic microsurgery and gene transfer (gain and loss of function) in ovo, followed by analysis of live and fixed embryos, cell cultures and tissue explants. Data analysis is performed by regular fluorescent and confocal imaging,  and by state of the art quantitative molecular approaches.

We believe that focusing on embryonic development will help us understanding the generation of complexity that characterizes the nervous and skeletal systems, as well as give us tools for approaching the etiology and treatment of congenital malformations.

For more details, please consult the PubMed under the name of Kalcheim, C.

Required experience and background of the candidates

We look for highly capable and motivated students, holding a PhD degree in various fields of Biology. Experience in Molecular Biology  and Basic Computer skills is required.

Students should have fine motor skills to work with tiny embryos under dissecting microscopes. Most of all, candidates should be curious and eager to learn!

Contact Information

Lab websites:
https://elsc.huji.ac.il/faculty-staff/chaya-kalcheim
http://sites.google.com/site/kalcheimlab

Contact person: Prof. Chaya Kalcheim, Dept. of Medical Neurobiology, IMRIC and ELSC

Address: Hebrew University of  Jerusalem- Hadassah Medical School- POB 12272- Jerusalem-Israel 9112102

Phone: 972-2-6758438
Fax: 972-2-6757451
Email: kalcheim@cc.huji.ac.il

Game Theory Group
Game Theory Group
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Fully-funded postdoctoral positions in Game Theory
The Game Theory Group at the Technion (Israel) is inviting applications for fully-funded postdoctoral positions in Game Theory (broadly defined). As a postdoc at our group, you will work with a varied team comprised of both leading researchers and young, highly motivated colleagues, all of whom are passionate about topics at the intersection of computer science, economics, operations research, and game theory.  

Requirements:  

  • A Ph.D. degree obtained no earlier than 5 years and no later than 1 month prior to the expected start of the postdoc.
  • Evidence of successful research accomplishments (discipline dependent; e.g., in CS, such evidence would usually be publications at top-tier conferences).

If you fit this profile and are passionate about an academic research career path, we would love to hear from you. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until positions are filled. The exact starting date is flexible/negotiable. Positions are for 1 year and are renewable for up to 3 years. There are no teaching duties (in some cases, compensation for performing additional teaching duties may be arranged).

Applications should be addressed to GameTheory@technion.ac.il and should include:

  • CV
  • One representing research paper (possibly published)
  • A short research statement (no more than 200 words)
  • 3 recommendation letters (please ask for these to be sent directly to GameTheory@technion.ac.il)

Typically post-doctoral scholarships range from $25,000 to $40,000 per year and carry no teaching duties. Note that scholarship income is not taxed in Israel and this may apply to non-residents through tax treaties. Also, the cost of living in Haifa is comparatively low. For example, the monthly rental of a one/two bedroom apartment in Haifa costs around $500-$800. For general information about doing a postdoc at the Technion, visit the Technion International School.

If you have already submitted your application to our earlier announcement this year then there is no need to re-apply. However please make sure that we have received 3 letters.

Please check out https://gametheory.net.technion.ac.il/post-doc-positions/

Yehezkeli Lab
Yehezkeli Lab
The Laboratory of Nano-Bio Interfaces, The Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoc position at the Yehezkeli Lab
In the Yehezkeli lab, we investigate how nanomaterials and electrodes can activate enzymes and living cells, or how proteins or cells can be utilized for nanomaterials synthesis. We use the unique properties of nanomaterials (electrical, optical) in conjugation with enzymes to gain a synergetic effect in catalysis and sensing. Our goal is to construct novel nano-bio hybrid systems with unnatural triggers like light irradiation for enzyme activation.

As a multi-disciplinary lab, our tools vary from electrochemical setups and a glove box to plasmid design and separation columns.

The lab research is mainly focused on these scientific topics:

  • Controlled synthesis of nanomaterials in conjugation with proteins for in vivo and in vitro applications. We aim to design new strains of bacteria that will consist of an add-on, a nano-element that add new properties to the bacteria strain
  • Biosensing. We develop new low-cost amperometric biosensing devices for biomarkers like glucose and lactate. We also utilized the developed sensing electrodes for the construction of biofuel cells and wearable devices.
  • Renewable Energy. We aim to develop novel biotic/abiotic systems that work synergetically to utilize light irradiation for the generation of ammonia, fuels or electrical power. The work includes electrodeposition methods, nanomaterials design and synthesis, and protein expression and purification.

The lab is very multidisciplinary so different backgrounds in the fields of chemistry, chemical engineering, biology and bioengineering could fit.

Technion’s computational MRI Lab (TCML)
Technion’s computational MRI Lab (TCML)
Faculty of Biomedical Engineering
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoc position at the newly established Technion’s Computational MRI Lab
We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow at the newly established Technion's Computational MRI lab (TCML) at the faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. The major focus of the lab is to improve patient care through better characterization of the underlying physiological and structural factors in human diseases by developing novel deep-learning-based methods for MRI acquisition and analysis.

We have access to a high-performance computing cluster which allows us to leverage deep-learning technologies at a scale and to a 3T human MRI scanner dedicated to research. Our current efforts are focusing around improving our capacity to quantify physiological properties from DW-MRI using deep-learning approaches with applications in Crohn’s disease and fetal imaging.

We are part of the faculty of biomedical engineering at the Technion. The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology is Israel’s premier center of science and technology education and applied research. It is ranked among the world’s best science and technology universities and is recognized as a global leader in cutting-edge research, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Technion’s powerful synergy with the tech sector in Israel has created an ecosystem of technological innovation, attracting numerous international tech giants such as Google, Apple and Microsoft, and inspiring hundreds of start-up enterprises in Israel and throughout the world.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Hold a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering/electrical engineering/computer science or engineering/Physics/MRI.
  • Have strong programming skills, preferably in Python, and/or C++.
  • Have expertise in machine/deep learning and/or in MRI acquisition and analysis.

Contact information:

Email: moti.freiman@technion.ac.il
Phone number: +972-77-887-4147

Shenhav Cohen Lab
Shenhav Cohen Lab
Faculty of Biology
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Open postdoctoral positions to study mechanisms of muscle weakness in aging, disease or exposure to microgravity
We are recruiting! Open postdoctoral positions to study mechanisms of muscle wasting and weakness in aging, disease or exposure to microgravity. The research in our lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of protein degradation in atrophying muscle during aging, fasting, cancer, metabolic disorders (type 2 diabetes, obesity), microgravity, or motor neuron degeneration.We use cutting edge innovative technologies in biochemistry, genetics, and proteomics, as well as bioinformatic approaches, electron microscopy, and super-resolution microscopy. The combination of these powerful tools together with the development of in vitro regimes increase our understanding of muscle architecture and homeostasis in health and disease.

Postdoctoral positions are now available in our lab. We are seeking highly motivated, excellent, hard-working, and enthusiastic postdocs, with passion for science to join our team! The successful candidates will enjoy a unique stimulating research environment, will benefit from working in a dynamic and highly collaborative group, and will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and core-facilities.

The Technion has been Israel’s primary technological university for more than eight decades and the largest center of applied research. It is ranked among the leading technological universities in the world, and its researchers have won many prestigious international awards over the years, including three Nobel prizes in the last decade.

Postdoctoral candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Shenhav Cohen (shenhavc@technion.ac.il) with a statement of interest and CV.

Berlin Lab
Berlin Lab
Neuroscience dept. Faculty of Medicine
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoc position at an exciting ERC-funded project
We are looking for a postdoc to work on an exciting ERC-funded project (5yrs) entailing the design of novel MRI-contrast agents.

We are looking for someone with general skills in Neuroscience, for instance electrophysiology, molecular biology, genetics, imaging (in vitro/vivo), neurodegeneration, and more.

Qualified candidates are asked to send CV and recommendations.

Contact details:

Email: shai.berlin@technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-4-8295346

Ron-Harel Lab
Ron-Harel Lab
Faculty of Biology
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoc position at Ron-Harel Lab
We investigate how cellular metabolism regulates T cell activation and effector function, and are especially interested in defining the metabolic hurdles limiting T cell immunity in aged individuals. Our research takes a multidisciplinary approach combining biochemistry, molecular biology and in-vivo mouse studies and use a variety of models including cancer immunotherapy, vaccination, and infection.

We are looking for a highly collaborative and motivated postdoctoral fellow with a PhD in related fields (Immunology / Metabolism / Biology of Aging). Interested candidates are welcome to send their CVs and cover letter.

Recent publications:

  • Noga Ron-Harel, Jonathan Ghergurovich, Giulia Notarangelo, Martin W LaFleur, Yoshiki Tsubosaka, Arlene H. Sharpe, Joshua D. Rabinowitz and Marcia C. Haigis. “T cell activation depends on cellular alanine”. (Cell Reports, 2019, 28(12), 3011-3021.e4).
  • Noga Ron-Harel, Giulia Notarangelo, Jonathan Ghergurovich, Joao A. Paulo, Peter T. Sage, Daniel Santos, F. Kyle Satterstrom, Steven Gygi, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Arlene H. Sharpe and Marcia C. Haigis. “Defective respiration and one-carbon metabolism contribute to impaired naïve T cell function in aged mice”. (PNAS, 2018, 115(52), 13347-13352).
  • Noga Ron-Harel, Daniel Santos, Jonathan Ghergurovich, Peter T. Sage, Anita Reddy, Scott B. Lovitch, Noah Dephoure, F. Kyle Satterstrom, Michal Sheffer, Jessica B. Spinelli, Steven Gygi, Joshua D. Rabinowitz, Arlene H. Sharpe and Marcia C. Haigis. “Mitochondrial biogenesis and proteome remodeling promote one-carbon metabolism for T cell activation” (Cell Metabolism, 2016 24(1): 104-117)- featured article.

Highlighted in the Editor’s Choice section by Science (Science, 2016, 353(6299) pp. 554).

  • Noga Ron-Harel, Arlene H. Sharpe and Marcia C. Haigis. “Mitochondrial Metabolism in T cell activation and senescence” Gerontology, 2015 61(2): 131-8.

Contact details: 

Email: Nogaronharel@technion.ac.il
Phone: +972-77-887-1349

Zeisel Lab
Zeisel Lab
Biotechnology and Food Engineering
Technion - Israel Institute of Technology
Two ERC-funded Postdoc positions available
The Single Cell Molecular Neurobiology lab at Technion is growing and we currently have openings for two ERC-funded Post docs. The lab uses advanced high-throughput genomics data to tackle problems in neuroscience using the mouse as animal model. We thrive at the intersection of molecular- and neurobiology, technology development and computer science, so if you do too, join us!

Suitable candidates hold, or are about to obtain, a PhD, are eager to lead their project independently, as much as in collaboration with others and have strong, creative problem-solving skills. You are going to lead our ERC Start Up funded project towards a systematic approach to resolve nervous system computation at the level of its cellular building blocks. 

Candidate 1 – Computational: This project involves development and application of machine learning tools for large-scale single-cell RNAseq data.

Your profile: Candidates should be fluent programmers with a quantitative background such as engineering, physics or computer science. We highly value proven experience in analysis of biological data and knowledge in machine learning tools. If neuroscience excites you, you’ve come to the right place. 

Candidate 2 – Experimental: This project involves developing strategies to study neuronal connectivity at the single cell level in mice. Methods include engineered viruses and single cell RNAseq.

Your profile: Candidates must have experience in neurobiology, including animal work (mouse/rat) and be familiar with molecular and cell biology techniques. Experience with stereotactic surgeries, virus work, NGS and basic analysis skills are of advantage.

Our lab offers excellent research facilities. We are affiliated with the Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Engineering and located at the Lorry I. Lokey Multidisciplinary Center. Visit us at zeisellab.org and address your CV and statement of interest to zeisel-lab@technion.ac.il

Shenhav Cohen Lab
Shenhav Cohen Lab
The faculty of Biology
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
An open postdoctoral position to study the biophysical properties of cytoskeletal networks in muscle
The research in our lab focuses on the molecular mechanisms of muscle wasting and weakness during aging and disease. A postdoctoral position is now open to study the nano-structures of cytoskeletal networks and their physical properties in order to advance understanding of the triggers for wasting. For this project we use cutting edge technologies in biochemistry, electron microscopy, super-resolution microscopy. Our goal is to identify novel drug targets for therapeutic intervention.

We are looking for a candidate with background and technical experience in biophysics and/or mathematics/physics. Experience with microscopy techniques is an advantage. We are seeking a highly motivated, excellent and enthusiastic postdoc, with passion for science to join our team! The successful candidate will enjoy stimulating research environment, will benefit from working in a dynamic and highly collaborative group, and will have access to state-of-the-art technologies and core-facilities at Technion.

The Technion has been Israel’s primary technological university for more than eight decades and the largest center of applied research. It is ranked among the leading technological universities in the world, and its researchers have won many prestigious international awards over the years, including three Nobel prizes in the last decade.

Postdoctoral candidates are welcome to contact Dr. Shenhav Cohen (shenhavc@technion.ac.il) with a statement of interest and CV.

Mechanics of Advanced Materials
Mechanics of Advanced Materials
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Ph.D. student/Post-doc for a project on mechanical metamaterials
Current technology enables the production of materials with coupled physics, and the design of theirstructure at small length scales. These capabilities paved the way to metamaterials with extraordinaryproperties such as negative mass and moduli, that can be actuated by external stimuli such as electric andthermal fields. Metamaterials show promise for various applications in soft robotics, energy transport,functional materials, and more. The mechanics of advanced materials group seeks to promote theengineering of such novel materials, by a fundamental understanding of their structure-property relationsand coupled mechanics. To this end, we combine analytical and numerical methods with basicexperiments.

Our group is a part of the faculty of mechanical engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, located along the Mediterranean in Haifa, Israel, ranked in top 100 universities, houses 3 Nobel laureates, and is a world leader in scientific research and technology development. Technion is recognized as the engine of Israel’s “start-up nation”, as Technion graduates lead 59 of the 121 Israeli companies listed on NASDAQ.

Our research is funded by the Israel Science Foundation (ISF), Binational Science Foundation (BSF), and Ministry Of Science and Technology (MOST).

Interested candidates should submit their complete application including a CV and a short motivation letter to Prof. Gal Shmuel at meshmuel@technion.ac.il

Link to our group’s webpage: https://solidmech.net.technion.ac.il/

Information on the Principal Investigator

Prof. Gal Shmuel received his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Ben-Gurion University in 2012. Thereafter, he was a Postdoctoral Associate at the California Institute of Technology. Since 2014, he is an assistant Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Technion, Israel. His research is concerned with the mechanics of active materials, which deform and change their properties by application of external stimuli; soft materials, capable of undergoing large deformations; and heterogeneous media, such as composites and polycrystals.

The Autonomous Navigation and Sensor Fusion Lab
The Autonomous Navigation and Sensor Fusion Lab
The Hatter Department of Marine Technologies, Charney School of Marine Sciences
University of Haifa
Postdoctoral research positions available in navigation, deep-learning and sensor fusion
Navigation aims to determine the position, velocity and attitude of platforms, humans and animals. Commonly, fusion between several sensors is required to obtain accurate navigation. The Autonomous Navigation and Sensor Fusion Lab (ANSFL) researches problems in the fields of autonomous navigation, inertial navigation systems, estimation theory and related fields. Our focus is mainly (but not only) in marine platforms such as autonomous underwater vehicles, buoys, drifters and surface unmanned vehicles. Current research goals are to derive unorthodox inertial and sensor fusion algorithms, hunt for the next inertial navigation system architecture and pioneer deep learning based navigation approaches.

Required elements for research-based postdoc applications:

Postdoctoral research fellow positions are available in navigation, deep-learning and sensor fusion. The positions will provide an opportunity to advance breakthrough scientific discoveries in those fields. Appointments are for one year with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. Funds for some conference travel and research expenses will also be provided. Openings are available immediately, but there is flexibility in start dates. While all candidates will be considered, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Applicants should have a doctorate degree in engineering, computer science, or a related discipline
  • Programming expertise in Python, Matlab, or another programming language is essential
  • Experience with deep learning frameworks and tools is useful

Contact information:

Email: kitzik@univ.haifa.ac.il
Address: University of Haifa, 199 Aba Khoushy Ave Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel.
Phone: 972-549982328

Marine Community Ecology Lab
Marine Community Ecology Lab
National Institute of Oceanography, Israel Oceanographic and Limnological Research (IOLR)
University of Haifa
Postdoc position available for a new European Horizon 2020 research project
Excellent postdoc wanted for a new European Horizon 2020 research project on impacts of climate change on marine biodiversity, ecosystem functions and services as well as assessment of adaptation potential and Nature Based Solutions. The work involves diving in different Mediterranean and northeast Atlantic coastal areas, conducting mesocosm experiments, producing ecological models and working on large datasets. Some socioeconomic aspects may be included.

Required experience:

  • High quality PhD in biology or marine science
  • High proficiency in data analysis and statistics
  • Lab work experience
  • Diving experience
  • Creativity and independence

The job is positioned in Haifa, Israel but involves much traveling.

Interested candidates please send your CV, university grades and recommendation letters to Dr. Gil Rilov at rilovg@ocean.org.il

Perlson Lab
Perlson Lab
Molecular Nuerodegeneration Research Group, Sackler Faculty of Medicine
Tel-Aviv University
Postdoc position at Perlson Lab
For the past decade, our research has focused on understanding the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration using in-vitro and in-vivo rodent and human iPSC models. We developed a unique compartmental microfluidic chamber to model the motor unit and currently trying to understand the role of local protein synthesis and RNA localization along the axons and neuromuscular junction in ALS disease. 

Complete list of publication:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/?term=Perlson+E%5BAuthor%5D&sort=date

Required elements for research-based postdoc application:

We are looking for highly motivated postdoc with education and experience in molecular and cellular neurobiology.

Contact details:

Email: eranpe@tauex.tau.ac.il
Address: Dept. of Physiology and Pharmacology, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Room 605
Tel Aviv University Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv 69978, Israel
Phone: +972-3-6408743

The Levy Lab
The Levy Lab
Department of Structural Biology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Post-doc position in Structural Systems and Synthetic Biology in the Levy Lab
We’re looking for two highly motivated postdocs to join our interdisciplinary lab. The overarching goal of our research is to characterize general principles by which proteins self-organize in space and time. In this endeavor, we develop computational as well as experimental approaches and bridge different fields of biology, which include:
  •  Structural Bioinformatics and Protein Networks
  • Structural Biology & Biochemistry
  • Yeast Biology and Lab Automation
  • Synthetic Biology and Protein Design
  • Protein and Proteome Evolution
  • High-throughput Confocal Microscopy

Examples of projects include the design of protein condensates with unique functions and tunable phenotypes, the creation of chaperones based on non-chaperone proteins, or characterizing protein evolution across 1,000 yeast strains.

Our lab is an outstanding place to transition from wet-to-dry or dry-to-wet work.

The ideal candidate should be curious and independent with strong analytical skills and have a Ph.D. in biological sciences (wet- and/or dry), chemistry, or physics.

If interested, get in touch by email (emmanuel.levy@gmail.com), and explain your motivation to join our lab.

References:

Heidenreich et al.
Designer protein assemblies with tunable phase diagrams in living cells.
Submitted

Dubreuil et al.
Protein abundance biases the amino-acid composition of disordered regions to minimize non-functional interactions.
J. Mol. Biol.
2019.

Dubreuil et al.
YeastRGB: Comparing the abundance and localization of yeast proteins across cells and libraries.
Nucleic Acids Res.
2019

Meurer M et al.
A genome-wide resource for high-throughput genomic tagging of yeast ORFs.
Nature Methods.
2018.

Dey S et al.
PDB-wide identification of biological assemblies from conserved quaternary structure geometry.
Nature Methods
2018

Garcia-Seisdedos et al.
Proteins evolve on the edge of supramolecular self-assembly.
Nature. 2017

Ziv Reich’s lab
Ziv Reich’s lab
Department of Biomolecular Sciences
Weizmann Institute of Science
Ziv Reich
Looking for an outstanding and motivated postdoc
Ziv Reich’s lab at the Weizmann Institute of Science is looking for an outstanding and motivated postdoc to study microscopic and mesoscopic re-arrangements of photosynthetic complexes and membranes that govern the plant’s response and tolerance to high-light stress. Our long-term goal is to unravel how structural dynamics in photosynthetic membranes control photosynthetic energy conversion under varying environmental conditions. The project involves high-end electron microscopy techniques, such as freeze-fracture and cryo-electron tomography, together with spectroscopic and phenotypic characterization. The project is conducted in collaboration with the lab of Helmut Kirchhoff at Washington State University.

Requirements:

Experience in electron microscopy and image analysis is an advantage.

To apply:

Please send a letter with a description of your previous research experience and your future research interests along with your curriculum vitae.

Contact information: 

Email: ziv.reich@weizmann.ac.il
Address: Weizmann Institute of Science
PO Box 26, Rehovot, Israel 7610001
Tel: 972-8-9342982

Schraga Schwartz Lab
Schraga Schwartz Lab
Weizmann Institute of Science
Postdoc position at Schraga Schwarts Lab
RNA is modified by >100 chemical modifications. These modifications are, in some cases, highly ubiquitous, conserved and dynamically regulated in mRNA, imposing a unique and uncharacterized regulatory code. Our lab aims to crack this code, and understand how modifications on mRNA direct gene expression programs and cell state decisions. Our lab bridges experimental and computational aspects of biological research, combining genomic, genetic and biochemical approaches with tailored computational ones (Safra et al, Nature, 2017; Garcia-Campos et al, Cell, 2019; Sas-Chen et al, Nature, 2020).

We are currently seeking to hire enthusiastic, motivated and skilled individuals, with experimental and/or computational expertise, to decipher nature’s most closely guarded secrets. If interested, please contact us with a description of your background and interests.

The Oren Lab
The Oren Lab
Dept. Molecular Cell Biology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Challenge yourself to engage in active critical thinking and contribute to the dynamic field of cancer biology
Our group explores molecular circuitries and biological processes that affect cancer, specifically tumor suppression by p53 and the Hippo pathways.The p53 tumor suppressor gene is the most frequently mutated gene in cancer. When functional, p53 drives a transcriptional program leading to the elimination of transformed cells. In contrast, cancer-associated mutations in p53 not only abolish its anti-tumor activity, but also endow the p53 protein with novel pro-oncogenic functions.

Research in our lab focuses on the involvement of tumor suppressive wild type p53 and oncogenic mutant p53 in biological processes that determine cell fate and modulate the emergence and progression of cancer.

We are also interested in the “Hippo” tumor suppressive pathway. At the core of the Hippo pathway are two kinases, LATS1 and LATS2, which negatively regulate the pathway effectors, YAP and TAZ. YAP and TAZ are transcriptional cofactors that orchestrate physiological and pathological transcriptional programs, positioning “Hippo” as a master controller of tumor growth and metastasis.

In addition to studying the roles of the p53 and Hippo pathways within the cancer cells, we also aim to elucidate the impact of these pathways on the crosstalk between the cancer cells and their microenvironment, with particular focus on the immune system. For instance, recent findings suggest that p53 mutations might render the cancer cells less susceptible to elimination by the immune system. Additionally, mutant p53 is a key player in regulating tumor inflammatory responses, in part by direct crosstalk with NF-kB, a transcription factor that is a master regulator of the immune system.

Some of the methods employed by our lab include fluorescent imaging, bulk and single cell RNA-sequencing, proteomic analyses, and gene manipulation by CRISPR-Cas9 and siRNA. Using in vitro cell cultures, bioinformatics and human clinical modalities, complemented by in vivo mouse models, we integrate state-of-the-art benchwork with clinically relevant patient data.

Are you an independent, creative, enthusiastic and ambitious scientist with the following qualifications?

  • Background in molecular and cellular biology
  • Enthusiasm to learn, query and examine biological processes
  • Critical thinking and desire to challenge the ruling dogma
  • Team player, willing to contribute to a friendly working atmosphere

In return, we offer good opportunities to further promote your scientific career in a strong and positive research environment.

Aspiring postdoctoral researchers should submit their C.V. and a statement of research and career interests, indicating overlap with our lab’s research areas.

Contact details:

Email: Moshe.oren@weizmann.ac.il
Address: Weizmann Institute of Science, Dept. Molecular Cell Biology
Ullmann Building, room 103,
Rehovot 76100
Tel: +972-8-934-2358

Gil Levkowitz Lab
Gil Levkowitz Lab
Department of Molecular Cell Biology, Faculty of Biology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Postdoc position open at Gil Levkowitz Lab
We utilize zebrafish to investigate development and function of neurons that reside in the hypothalamus. These neurons regulate fundamental body functions including sleep, blood pressure, temperature, hunger and metabolism, thirst and satiety, stress and social behavior.

Our main goals are to identify the molecular mechanisms underlying:

  • Morphogenesis and cell biology of the hypothalamo-neurohypophyseal system (NHS), an important neuroendocrine conduit between brain and blood through which neurohormones are released into the general circulation without disrupting the blood-brain barrier.
  • How early developmental processes affect the physiological function of the mature hypothalamus focusing on stress and social behaviour.
  • Key words: hypothalamus, neurohypophysis, oxytocin, neuro-vascular, stress, social behaviour

Required elements for research-based postdoc applications:

We look for excellent, openminded and driven candidates

Contact information:

Address: Department of Molecular Cell Biology
The Weizmann Institute of Science
234 Herzl St.
Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL
Phone: 972-8-934-6077

The Lab of Efrat Shema
The Lab of Efrat Shema
Department of Biological Regulation
Weizmann Institute of Science
Postdoc position at a young and vibrant lab studying epigenetics with cutting-edge technologies
We study epigenetic events that contribute to cellular differentiation and cancer. To address these fundamental questions, we develop and apply innovative cutting-edge single-molecule technologies. The activity of genes, and thus the establishment and maintenance of a cell’s identity, is regulated by their cell type-specific chromatin organization. Chromatin structure is constantly changing in response to developmental and environmental cues; this dynamic regulation is the basis for cellular plasticity.

Epigenetic deregulation is common in a wide spectrum of diseases, from developmental disorders to many types of cancers. We develop novel methodologies with the goal of paving the way towards deeper understanding of chromatin regulation, as well as the development of therapeutic and diagnostic tools.

Required elements for research-based postdoc applications

We are looking for highly motivated postdocs with experience in molecular biology and/or optics and imaging. Candidates should show successful track record during their PhD, with at least one first-author publication in peer-reviewed journal.

Contact details: 

Address: Max and Lillian Candiotty Building
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot, 7610001
Israel
Phone: +972 89343794

Quantum Circuits Group
Quantum Circuits Group
Faculty of Physics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Postdoctoral position in the area of quantum information processing
The Quantum Circuits group at the Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel, invites motivated researchers in physics and electrical engineering to apply for a postdoctoral position in the area of quantum information processing. The lab focuses on developing and implementing novel methods for quantum error correction at the few-qubit scale.

Applicants are expected to have a Ph.D. in physics or electrical engineering or an equivalent degree. Administrative details can be found on the website of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Feinberg School. Priority will be given to applicants with a background in quantum information, design and fabrication of microwave/superconducting devices, and cryogenics & operation of dilution refrigerators.

Applicants should send an email to serge.rosenblum@weizmann.ac.il, with a brief description of why you would like to work with us, along with an up-to-date CV and list of publications.

Contact details:

Dr. Serge Rosenblum
Department of Condensed Matter Physics,
Weizmann Institute of Science,
Rehovot 76100, Israel

Phone: +972-8-934-6157

Zeldov Lab
Zeldov Lab
Department of Condensed Matter Physics
Weizmann Institute of Science
Eli Zeldov
Open position at Zeldov Lab
Study of quantum and topological states of matter using novel scanning probe microscopy tools. We have recently developed a nano-SQUID (Superconducting Quantum Interference Device) that resides on a very sharp tip and allows imaging of the local magnetic fields with sensitivity that is sufficient for detection of the magnetic field of a spin of a single electron. This device provides also a unique tool for nanoscale cryogenic thermal imaging with 1 µK sensitivity sufficient for imaging of inelastic electron scattering from a single atomic defect.

The project will focus on utilizing these new techniques for investigation of magnetism and dissipation in graphene devices, magic angle graphene, transition metal dichalcogenides, superconductors, and topological insulators.

Funding is available for three years.

Contract is for one year, and will be renewed with good progress.

The candidate should have a demonstrated potential for excellence in research.

Advantage for background in transport and magnetization measurements, cryogenic systems, scanning probe systems, programming and computationally intensive data analysis; microfabrication techniques and clean room facilities; comfort working in a collaborative setting.

Interested candidates should send CV and list of publications to eli.zeldov@weizmann.ac.il.

Contact details: 

Email: eli.zeldov@weizmann.ac.il
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 7610001, Israel
Tel: +972-8-9342892

Yonina Eldar’s Lab
Yonina Eldar’s Lab
Weizmann Institute of Science
Postdoc position available in Yonina Eldar’s Lab, Weizmann Institute, Israel
The Signal Acquisition Modeling Processing and Learning (SAMPL) lab focuses on sampling, modeling and processing of continuous-time and discrete-time signals with the aim of extracting as much information as possible using minimal resources to perform various tasks, including communication, radar, medical and optical imaging and biological inference. The lab also develops model-based methods for artificial intelligence (AI) that aid in obtaining increased information from fewer samples, and facilitates the transition from pure theoretical research to the development, design and implementation of prototype systems and clinical studies.

We invite postdocs interested in the areas of signal processing, machine learning, medical imaging, communications and radar processing.

The lab is part of the department of mathematics and computer science at the Weizmann Institute. In the area of medical imaging, the work will be performed in close collaboration with leading hospitals in Israel and abroad. Some of the topics will be in close collaboration with PIs at MIT, Stanford and the Broad Institute.