Postdoc Positions at Zuckerman Labs

The Harel Lab
The Harel Lab
Experimental Biology of Vertebrate Aging and Age-Related Diseases, Faculty of Science
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Postdoc position available in the Harel Lab
Aging is the primary risk factor for many human pathologies, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Yet, understanding how and why we age remains one of the biggest challenges in biology. To address a major challenge in aging research, the lack of a short-lived vertebrate model, we have developed the first genetic platform for rapid exploration of aging and disease in the African turquoise killifish; the shortest-lived vertebrate model with a lifespan of 4-6 months (Harel et al, Cell 2015).

Have a look at the fantastic video abstract of the lab and our research:

This genome-to-phenotype platform includes a sequenced genome, CRISPR/Cas9-based genome editing, and mutant fish for many aging- and disease-relates genes.

Using state-of-the-art genome engineering, in-vivo imaging, single-cell, and computational approaches, the Harel lab is exploring fundamental questions in aging biology, such as why is aging such a strong driver of disease? And what is the molecular basis behind the outstanding diversity of vertebrate lifespan (which can reach up to 1000-fold differences between vertebrates).

Located @ the beautiful Giv’at Ram campus (HUJI), we are looking for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs interested in cutting-edge aging research. Have a look at our outstanding lab members, and recent activities.

Required elements for research-based postdoc applications

We are looking for highly motivated graduate students and postdocs, with either and experimental of computational training. If you are interested in joining the lab, please send an email to Itamar ( Please include your CV with references and a brief statement of why you are interested in our work.

Contact information:

Phone: +972-(0)2-6585918 (Office, Rm 3-536)
Fax: +972-(0)2-6585502
Silberman Institute of Life Sciences
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Givat Ram,
Jerusalem, 9190401

We look forward to hearing from you!

The Goldstein Lab
The Goldstein Lab
Nutrigenomics, Liver Biology and Gene Expression
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Postdoctoral fellow needed for a funded project – Transcriptional regulation of liver metabolism during fasting
The Goldstein Lab at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, is looking for highly motivated and creative postdoctoral fellows to study gene regulation in the liver during fasting. We are particularly interested in elucidating how transcription factors regulate enhancer dynamics to facilitate the fasting response. We use high throughput genome-wide sequencing techniques (ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, WGBS, GRO-seq and RNA-seq) as well as genetic mouse models to study transcription factor crosstalk and chromatin dynamics in the liver during fasting, ketogenic diet and high-fat diet.

Educational Requirements:
PhD in Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Endocrinology and/or related field of study

Qualifications and Experience:
Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and expertise in animal work and molecular biology. Experience in liver biology, metabolism, endocrinology, chromatin biology, epigenetics and related fields is preferred.

To apply:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, bibliography, and references with contact information.

Ben-Zvi Lab
Ben-Zvi Lab
Systems Physiology of Obesity and Diabetes
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Positions for post-doctoral fellows
The Ben-Zvi Lab uses bariatric surgeries as a tool to study obesity, weight-loss and remission form metabolic diseases. We utilize mouse models, data and tissues from patients, and mathematical modeling in our research. Topics of interest include the gut-brain axis in obesity and weight-loss, molecular mechanisms leading to remission of type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, how maternal metabolism affects embryonic development and regenerative biology of the gastrointestinal tract.

Post-doctoral fellows with background in experimental or computational biology are welcome to send their CV.

Complex Photonics Lab
Complex Photonics Lab
Exploring Complex Systems with Light
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Postdoctoral position in experimental quantum photonics
The Complex Photonics Lab at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has an available postdoctoral position in experimental quantum photonics. We seek a highly motivated and talented physicist to develop a new platform for generating high-dimensional photonics qubits. Specifically, you will use wavefront shaping techniques and nonlinear parametric processes to control the spatial-temporal structure of photons in high dimensions. The goal of the project is to tailor the quantum state of qubits for high-dimensional quantum key distribution. The position is funded for two years.

Position Requirements

  • A strong background in experimental optics
  • Prior experience in quantum optics, nanophotonic or nonlinear optics is preferred
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

A PhD degree completed within the last five years or soon to be completed in physics, electrical engineering or related discipline

Nano-Bio-Optics Lab
Nano-Bio-Optics Lab
The lab develops novel microscopy tools and applies them to answering biological questions on the nanoscale.
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Postdoc position available in Yoav Shechtman’s lab, Haifa, Israel
The research will focus on combining optical design and computational methods for optical measurements at very high spatio-temporal resolution, with biological applications. Successful applicants will have shown original creative work in one or more of the following: super-resolution microscopy, computational imaging, optical system design, microfluidics, machine learning.
Neuro-Engineering Laboratory
Neuro-Engineering Laboratory
Technion – Israel Institute of Technology
Interested in linking fine synaptic structure with how brains compute?
The Neuro-Engineering lab at the Technion’s Faculty of Biomedical engineering, led by Assistant Professor Limor Freifeld, is seeking a post-doctoral fellow to work on an exciting project involving: Nano-scale fluorescence microscopy with Expansion Microscopy, Neural activity monitoring and manipulation, behavior tracking, biophysical modeling and data analysis – all using the larval zebrafish as a model.

Candidates must hold a PhD in Biology / Engineering and have relevant research experience.

To apply: Please contact us with your CV, a letter describing your research experience and interests, and 1-3 references.

Bisker Lab
Bisker Lab
Novel Nanomaterials for Probing Living Systems at the Nano-Scale
Tel Aviv University
Open position at the Bisker Lab, where we are studying the physics of living systems
We are hiring motivated candidates for postdoctoral positions. • Applicants should have a good background in Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics, or related subjects • Experience in statistical physics and numerical simulations is a plus Broad research interests in nonequilibrium physics • Stochastic thermodynamics • Estimators for entropy production • Inference from partial information • Time-irreversibility • Nonequilibrium self-assembly

See our latest published research here:

The Bisker Lab is affiliated with:

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Center for Physics and Chemistry of Living Systems
  • Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
  • Center for Light Matter Interaction
  • Faculty of Engineering, Tel Aviv University

To apply:  Please send your CV, a description of your past research experience and your future research interests.

Shalev-Benami Lab
Shalev-Benami Lab
Department of Structural Biology
Weizmann Institute of Science
Research-based postdoc position at Shalev-Benami Lab
The Shalev-Benami lab focuses on visualizing the complex architectures of macromolecular assemblies, with the aim of learning how their complicated structures contribute to their ability to mediate cellular functions. To do this we use a combination of structural, biophysical and biochemical techniques with an emphasis on high-resolution electron cryo- microscopy (cryo-EM). Our current emphasis is on signaling pathways in the CNS in health and disease.

Required elements for research-based postdoc applications:

This is an opportunity for a talented and self-motivated structural biologist to undertake structural studies of macromolecular complexes through cryo-EM and cryo-ET. Applicants should have prior experience in biochemistry (protein purification) and structural biology (crystallography and/or cryo-EM). Cryo-ET and cell culture work will be an advantage.

Contact details:

Address: Department of Structural Biology, Helen and Milton A. Kimmelman Building, Room 665
Weizmann Institute of Science
Rehovot 761001, Israel.
Tel:  +972-8-952-9182