Tel Aviv University The School of Psychological Sciences and the Sagol School of Neuroscience at Tel Aviv University invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in Behavioral Neuroscience beginning October 2017.
Outstanding applicants with research focus on neural basis of behavior and neuropsychiatric disorders with an emphasis on animal models will be considered. Candidates should combine strong behavioral analysis with advanced, state-of-the-art techniques of molecular biology and/or electrophysiology (e.g., genetic and epigenetics techniques, neuroimmunology, optogenetics, pharmacogenetics, in- vivo imaging and electrophysiology). Individuals holding Ph.D. and/or M.D., or equivalent degrees, with two or more years of postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record are encouraged to apply.
Applicants should demonstrate excellence in research and strong potential for securing and sustaining independent and collaborative extramural funding. A successful applicant will be expected to develop an innovative, independent research program, and to share our commitment to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education.
For full consideration, applications should be received by October 28, 2016, and should include:
1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum vitae 3) Research statement 4) Teaching statement 5) Three letters of recommendation.
Applications should be sent by email by October 28, 2016 to Prof. Ina Weiner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Head of the School of Psychological Sciences and to Prof. Uri Ashery, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., Head of the Sagol School of Neuroscience.
Questions may be addressed to Dr. Segev Barak at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
The closing date for receipt of applications is 28 October 2016

Massive work was done to decipher the neural code of the visual information at the retina level. How do retinal targets integrate and process the retinal output is still an unsolved question.

The aim of the project is to reveal how visual information is processed along the main visual pathway. For that, advanced in vivo imaging techniques will be used in combination with retinal manipulations using pharmacogenetics and other methods.

Computational/engineering background and programming experience are preferable.

Experience with two-photon imaging is an advantage.

Good social skills and a sense of humor are a must.

Interested candidates with proven academic record are requested to send their CV and contact details of 3 referees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lab website: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/neurobiology/labs/rivlin/

A lab manager position is available at the laboratory for neurobiology of psychiatric disorders at the University of Haifa. Applicants should have a PhD degree. Background in neurosciences is an advantage, but related fields (engineering, biology, physics, biochemistry, medicine, etc.) are also considered. Extensive experience in neurophysiology, fluorescent imaging or molecular work is an advantage. The applied methods are two-photon imaging, fluorescent confocal microscopy, intracellular and extracellular ex-vivo electrophysiology, basic biochemistry and molecular biology and rodent's behavior. The lab work is mostly with rodents. The job entails managing several projects in parallel, instructing students and developing novel experimental methods. For further details please contact Dr. Hanoch Kaphzan via cellphone: 053-5230608 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A postdoc position is available at the laboratory for neurobiology of psychiatric disorders at the University of Haifa. The studies are in the field of molecular and cellular research of autism, and involve techniques like: two-photon imaging, fluorescent confocal microscopy, intracellular and extracellular ex-vivo electrophysiology, basic biochemistry and molecular biology and rodent's behavior. MSc background in neuroscience or any other related field (engineering, biology, physics, biochemistry, medicine, etc.) is required. Previous experience in any of the abovementioned methods is not a must but an advantage. The work is with mice. For further details, please contact Dr. Hanoch Kaphzan via cellphone: 053-5230608 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The BeSeeEye project and the Advanced Reality Lab at IDC - are inviting researchers to join us in developing a facial and head gesture recognition engine based on bio-signals. This project is one of the four winners in the 1st phase of the ALS Assistive Technology Challenge

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-als-association-and-prize4life-announce-first-phase-winners-of-the-als-assistive-technology-challenge-launch-400000-prize-phase-300233058.html

Required skills

- Signal processing

- Matlab / Python or similar

- Machine learning or advanced statistical data analysis

For details please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

A postdoctoral position is available in the Milner lab at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, to work on vascular remodeling and blood-brain barrier (BBB) integrity in inflammatory demyelinating disease. The research will focus on the roles of specific extracellular matrix (ECM) receptors (integrins) to either promote vascular remodeling or stabilize BBB integrity. This study will employ the experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mouse model of multiple sclerosis and will include the use of several endothelial-specific integrin-deficient transgenic mouse strains to define the roles of these integrins in regulating BBB integrity, vascular remodeling, vascular inflammation and activation of endothelial signaling pathways.

The ideal candidates should have experience with the mouse EAE model and with standard genotyping and immuno-histochemical techniques. The position can begin as early as this May. Interested candidates should send a CV and a list of three potential referees to Dr. Richard Milner, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Our new Visual Science and Optometry department in Bar Ilan is seeking highly motivated individuals for post-doc, PhD and MSc studies, to involve in exciting research in visual sciences from brain and cognition mechanisms supporting visual perception, to retinal research. Our research involves multiple research techniques [as human brain imaging (MRI, fMRI, and EEG), eye movement analyses, perceptual training techniques, visual and neuropsychological examinations, retinal implants, in-vitro electrophysiology, patch-clamp, calcium imaging, neural stem cell facility, and virtual reality]. We study normal and atypical vision (developmental or acquired cases) across the lifespan, including acquired but also developmental cases of visual perception deficits. We also investigate how visual correction paradigms influence visual functions in deficient vision conditions.

Enthusiastic candidates with backgrounds in neuroimaging, cognitive or computational neuroscience, optometry, psychology, computer science, mathematics, engineering or physics, with excellent collaboration skills, capable of initiating and leading novel research projects are encouraged to contact us (see below).

The PhD/post-doc work would require experience and good programming skills (as in Matlab, C/C++), strong written and verbal communication skills, and proficient knowledge of English.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong neuroimaging, computational, or quantitative background. However, applicants with strong background in related disciplines of cognitive neuroscience are welcome to apply.

Please email your CV. PhD and post-doc applicants should also include a statement of research interests, and two letters of recommendation from academic references sent directly to us.

For more information please contact our research team:

Prof. Uri Polat email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Yoram Bonneh email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Sharon Gilaie-Dotan email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Yossi Mandel email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

and see https://uripolat.wordpress.com/

Neuroimaging Data Analysis

Purpose of Position: The Educational Neuroimaging Center (ENIC) in the Technion is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral fellow position. ENIC focuses on revealing the neural circuits related to Literacy, Language and Reading in healthy developing children as well as in atypical developing children. We use neuroimaging tools such as functional and structural MRI, EEG, tDCS, and eye trackers to improve evaluation and treatment for children with language, literacy and reading difficulties, as well as developing new interventions, assessment tools and devices for this population.

Come join our team!

Current projects represent collaborations with Children’s hospitals in Israel and the US and focus on the fundamental of language, literacy and reading acquisitions and plasticity in healthy children and atypical developing children (illiterate children, children with dyslexia, with ADHD, with Epilepsy, with Psychiatric disorders and more).

We seek a motivated individual to assist and lead in all aspects of the research process including conducting research and clinical trials, analysis of behavioral, fMRI, sMRI, EEG. Eye-tracking and tDCS data, participation in the development of articles for publication, grant writing, and the mentoring and supervision of students and research assistants.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Qualifications include a PhD in cognitive neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, or a related field; strong experimental and statistical skills; ability to work independently and within a team and strong verbal and written communication skills.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

● Data collection

● Analysis of neuroimaging data using SPM, AFNI, FSL, FreeSurfer or other software

● Data management

● Management of lab operations

● General research and administrative duties

Necessary Qualifications

● PhD in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, computer sciences, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience, or related fields

● Strong programming skills (e.g., shell scripting, Matlab, Python)

● Strong data management skills

● Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication (written and verbal) skills

Additional Highly Desirable Skills

· Prior research experience with human participants

· Technical experience in fMRI and functional connectivity MRI

· Experience with data-driven techniques (e.g., ICA, graph theory)

· Strong statistical (e.g., SPSS, R) and analytical skills

· Knowledge of neuroanatomy

· Experience in other imaging modalities (e.g., DTI, EEG, sMRI, fNIRS, MEG)

If interested, please send your CV and a brief statement of interests to Dr Tzipi Horowitz-Kraus at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.