The Department of Cognitive and Brain Sciences at Ben-Gurion University is seeking to fill tenure-track, open rank, faculty positions, with a start date of October 1, 2016 in the fields of Psycholinguistics, Neurolinguistics and Philosophy of Cognitive Science. Applications in other fields of Brain and Cognitive sciences will also be considered based on merit.

We are seeking candidates interested in an interdisciplinary approach to brain and cognition, whose research program investigates issues such as the cognitive and neural basis of learning, memory, perception, language acquisition and processing, mental functions, and computational modeling of cognitive capacities. Successful individuals are expected to establish and independently fund a research program that synergizes with the interests of other members of the cognitive and brain science communities at BGU, and to contribute to the teaching effort in the department. Applications should be submitted by e-mail to Prof. Alon Friedman at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants should include a curriculum vitae, description of research and teaching interests, selected reprints and arrange for three letters of recommendation. Applications must be received electronically or postmarked by November 1st, 2015.

We are looking for a PhD-student at the Advanced Technology Center (Yael Mardor’s group) and the Sagol Neuroscience Center (Itzik Cooper’s group), Tel-Hashomer (as part of Tel-Aviv University Medical School), to be part of an exciting interdisciplinary project in which electric fields are applied to affect the blood-brain barrier function and enable efficient drug delivery into the brain. The research project involves work in vitro and in vivo, in addition to running simulation programs describing the electric fields distributions, and is aimed at developing a new modality for treating brain tumors.

We are looking for a highly motivated student that can easily work independently and along with a dynamic group of people.

To apply send CV and brief statement of previous research experience to Dr. Yael Mardor or Dr. Itzik Cooper at:

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For more details call: 03-5302993 or 3693

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.

PhD student positions are 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 Computational and Experimental Neuroscience Laboratory is looking to fill a postdoctoral fellow position. This is a joint position with the University of Haifa which is based at the University of Arizona, USA. The research project is geared towards understanding the role of sleep in memory consolidation in behaving rodents. Applicants with a subset of the following skill set are strongly encouraged to apply:

- Scientific expertise or interests in hippocampus and/or sleep and/or prefrontal-cortex and/or Thalamus
- Behavioral neuroscience and animal training (rat preferred)
- Electrophysiology (in vivo chronic behaving, or in vitro). Wireless recordings.
- General laboratory skills (e.g. histology, surgery)
- Optogenetics

(Optionally)
- 3D printing and CAD
- Biophysical computational modeling (NEURON or other simulators)
- Matlab programming and spike-data analyses
- Labview programming

These techniques are currently in use in the laboratory (and are therefore available for training, if lacking by the applicant). The project is multi-disciplinary and involves collaborations with other researchers at the Univ. California Riverside, the Univ. California San Diego, The Salk Institute and Harvard Univ. Good communication skills are required. More information about the laboratory can be found at:
http://amygdala.psychdept.arizona.edu/lab.html
Applicant should send a cover letter (email is ok), a CV and the names/contact information of at least 2 references to Dr. Jean-Marc Fellous (fellous at email.arizona.edu). The search is ongoing and is projected to be completed by Oct 30th, 2015. Applications will be processed in the order they are received.

A postdoctoral position is available for a collaborative project between the groups of Sophie Deneve and German Sumbre, at Ecole Normale supérieure Paris. Paris in general, and the Ecole Normale in particular provides a very stimulating environment for theoretical neuroscientists. The 2 year position comes with generous travel and equipement funding, with a starting salary of 2600 euros per month.

The candidate should have a strong background in computational neuroscience as well as an expertise in the mathematical tools for analyzing large neuronal datasets.

The project will consist in computational modelling and analysis of whole-brain recordings using transgenic zebrafish larvae expressing GcaMP and Selective Plane Illumination Microscopy (SPIM).

Candidate should contact both German Sumbre (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Sophie Deneve (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Please email a CV, letter of motivation, and names of referees in a single PDF file.

Relevant publications:

Romano, S.A.A., Pietri, T., Pérez-Schuster, V., Jouary, A., Haudrechy, M., and Sumbre, G. (2015). Spontaneous Neuronal Network Dynamics Reveal Circuit’s Functional Adaptations for Behavior. Neuron 85, 1070–1085.

Panier, T., Romano, S.A., Olive, R., Pietri, T., Sumbre, G., Candelier, R., and Debrégeas, G. (2013). Fast functional imaging of multiple brain regions in intact zebrafish larvae using selective plane illumination microscopy. Front. Neural Circuits 7, 65.

Boerlin M, Machens CK, Denève S. Predictive coding of dynamical variables in balanced spiking networks. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(11):e1003258.

The Department of Psychology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem invites applications for a tenure-track position in Psychobiology. We are seeking an outstanding scholar who studies the biological mechanisms underlying behavioral processes (e.g., neurobiological, genetic, epigenetic approaches). The proposed beginning date is October 2016.

The Psychology Department at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is at the forefront of psychological research and is committed to excellence in research and in both graduate and undergraduate teaching. Candidates are expected to have a PhD and post-doctoral training in relevant fields, and to show extensive research experience in behavioral neuroscience (in rodents). Interested candidates should submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, a sample of reprints and preprints and three letters of reference.

Applications (and questions) should be sent by email to Prof. Raz Yirmiya (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

Applications should be submitted by September 15, 2015.

"Biological mechanisms of social interaction and compassion"

Highly motivated applicants with a deep interest in the biological mechanisms of social interaction and compassion are invited to apply for a postdoctoral position starting on or before fall 2015. The primary responsibilities of the fellow include: 1) development of experimental paradigms with a focus on naturalistic interpersonal setups 2) basic and advanced analysis of physiological data (autonomic system and EMG) 3) management of a large-sample data collection 4) manuscript preparation. Project includes both normal population studies and compassion intervention studies.

This is a collaborative position between the Sagol Center for Brain and Mind (IDC, Israel) and the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (Wisconsin University, USA). The researcher will be primarily located in Israel with annual travels to University of Wisconsin-Madison. The position is fully funded for three years and also includes dedicated funds for research expenses.

Requirements: The position is designed for a productive researcher with a PhD in biological psychology or neuroscience, who wishes to develop innovative approaches in social neuroscience. A background in designing and analyzing physiological experiments is required. Preference is given for candidates with strong computational skills, experience with Matlab programming, and experimental software, such as Psych Toolbox or Python. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Candidates should send a CV and cover letter to Yulia Golland (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), and should arrange for three letters of reference to be sent to the same address. Please include "postdoctoral fellowship" in the subject line of any correspondence. The cover letter should include a summary of the candidate's research interests to date and a statement of future research interests.