Scientific manager of the National Autism Research Center of Israel


We are seeking candidates for a full time, tenure-track, research-associate position, as the scientific manager of the National Autism Research Center of Israel at Ben-Gurion University in Beer Sheva. The center was mandated by the Israeli Ministry of Science to lead autism research at the national level by building a national autism database and supplying research services to researchers, clinicians, and companies. In addition, the center organizes an annual national conference and acts as a knowledge center for the general public and decision makers in Israel.
The position will require a deep understanding of autism, familiarity with current autism research, proven research capabilities, independence, responsibility, assertiveness, preciseness, a love of technology, great inter-personal skills, and a good sense of humor.
Candidates must have an MD or PhD degree in a relevant field such as Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychology, Neuroscience, or Life Sciences as well as a publication record and experience writing research proposals to grant agencies in English. Additional experience in management and/or clinical studies is an advantage.
Responsibilities will include:
Research
• Supervising students and research assistants in performing studies with clinical, biological, and behavioral information.
• Management of clinical research about new therapies, medications, and technologies for autism.
• Writing and publishing scientific papers.
• Writing and submitting grants to funding agencies.

Management
• Participate in defining and prioritizing the center’s scientific goals together with the center’s leadership committee.
• Managing the center’s website and related social media pages.
• Creating marketing materials including written brochures, presentations, and movies that explain the activities and science at the center to families and the general public.
• Writing periodical activity reports to funding agencies and donors.
• Writing and submitting research protocols to institutional ethic committees

Conferences and events
• Scientific management of the annual national autism research conference.
• Creating scientific outreach events for families, clinicians, decision makers, and the general public.

Position terms:
• This is a full-time, tenure-track, BGU position.
• Salary is identical to the basic salary of academic track positions, which depends on experience (without eligibility for sabbatical or academic bonuses, but with eligibility for an annual travel budget). The details of the position are available here and the salary table is available here.

Interested applicants should send their CV and relevant publications to Dr. Idan Menashe, at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) has moved to its new home, and we are offering tenure-track positions. We are looking for excellent early-stage scientists who aspire to establish active innovative and interdisciplinary research programs in neuroscience.

ELSC builds upon the record of excellence and innovation of the Hebrew University, and its multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences. ELSC provides a thriving interface between theoretical and experimental neuroscience across levels.

Selected candidates will be invited to present their work to the neuroscience community of the Hebrew University and meet with members of the recruitment committee on November 1-3, 2020 in Israel. In addition, some candidates will be requested to present their research to the ELSC International Steering Committee on November 31-December 1, 2020 via Zoom.
Participation in these meetings is mandatory.

WE OFFER:
• State-of-the-art, individually-designed laboratories and research facilities
• Competitive start-up funding
• Top ranking Ph.D. interdisciplinary program
• Ph.D. and post-doc fellowships
• State-of-the-art central research facilities
• Outstanding academic milieu

WE SEEK TO RECRUIT SCIENTISTS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
1. Theoretical and computational neuroscience
2. Cognitive neuroscience & human brain imaging
3. Systems neuroscience
4. Neural circuits and behavior
5. Molecular neuroscience

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:
1. Curriculum vitae
2. A letter of intent
3. An outline of future research and scientific vision
4. Reference letters from the PhD advisor and Post-Doctoral host
5. A copy of 3-5 publications that represent your work

Application materials should be submitted on-line

 

Application Deadline: August 31, 2020

 

Mid-career candidates should contact ELSC directors directly at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For further information:
https://elsc.huji.ac.il/opportunities/faculty
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; Phone: +972-2-6586085

 

Postdoctoral position in neurophysiology of social cognition and navigation, ELSC, Jerusalem

The Omer lab at Hebrew university of Jerusalem is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral fellows to participate in a research program aimed at elucidating the neural basis of social cognition and navigation in the primate brain. The lab is situated at the Edmond & Lily Safra center for brain sciences – a worldwide leading center in the field of neuroscience.

There are positions for each of the following two projects testing freely-moving marmoset monkeys:
(1) Neural basis of social cognition in the marmoset hippocampus.
(2) Spatial Navigation – neural basis of spatial navigation in freely behaving marmosets.
Candidates should have a strong scientific background in systems and/or computational neuroscience. Individuals with expertise in neurophysiological recordings in behaving animals (in primate or non-primate models), molecular technologies and/or computational analysis are particularly encouraged to apply.

The positions are funded by the Edmond and Lily Safra center for Brain Sciences, and are available immediately.

For more information or to apply for the position, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applicants should send a CV, brief statement of interest and a list of 2 references.

Elucidating the impact of aging on microglia activities and responses
by leveraging longitudinal in-vivo calcium imaging.
The Translational In-Vivo Sciences and Multiple Sclerosis & Neurorepair Research units at Biogen invite applications for a postdoctoral position in Neuroimmunology, applying systems neuroscience approaches to advance neuroimmunology research. Outstanding candidates working in all areas of Neurosciences and Neuroimmunology are invited to apply. The successful applicant will join a collaborative, multidisciplinary and dynamic group of high caliber neuroscientists and neuroimmunologists, whose common aim is to make breakthrough discoveries in our understanding of CNS diseases, and translate them into innovative therapeutics.
The project proposal will be discussed with the candidate(s), with the following primary goals: • Develop an innovative platform for in-vivo calcium imaging of microglia activity in behaving mice.
• Leverage this platform to advance our understanding of aging and its impact on microglia physiology in homeostatic and upon perturbation conditions.
• Translate findings into potential novel therapeutic applications targeting microglia functions relevant to brain physiology and physiopathology.
• Generate high-impact publications.
Biogen is equipped with the most cutting-edge in-vivo technologies (2-photon and 1-photon calcium imaging, electrophysiology and optogenetics), which offer unique opportunities to interrogate microglia functions in the native in vivo brain context. In addition, the MS & Neurorepair and Translational In vivo Sciences units constitute a uniquely motivating environment striving for technical and intellectual excellence in which the fellow will be fully integrated.
Applicants should have recently completed their Ph.D. studies in Neurosciences, or related biological sciences, with no more than 2 years of prior postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will have a proven experience with in in-vivo recordings, preferably along with signal processing/image analysis and coding capabilities (e.g. MATLAB, Python). The candidate should be self-motivated with a strong interest in basic and translational research, and be passionate and driven to make impactful scientific discoveries which will impact our understanding of CNS diseases and ultimately treatments of patients suffering from these diseases.
Additionally, this position requires a track record of peer-reviewed publications, excellent communication skills, work ethics, and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a highly matrixed environment.
Applications should include a cover letter, CV, list of publications, and references.
Please contact:
Dr. Yael Mandelblat-Cerf:
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Dr. Michael Mingueneau
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Details about the Biogen Idec Postdoctoral Program can be found at:
https://www.biogen.com/en_us/postdoctoral-program.html

Description

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

Websitehttps://rafilamprecht.wixsite.com/laboratorymemory

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; https://ki.se/en/neuro/fisone-laboratory)

  • 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; http://www.cajal.csic.es/departamentos/moratalla-villalba/moratalla-villalba.html

  • 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; https://www.iit.it/research/lines/non-coding-rnas-and-rna-based-therapeutics)

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 https://scholars.huji.ac.il/razyirmiya/home).

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.

מועמדים/ות מתאימים/ות יקבלו משרה אקדמית במסלול חוקרים באוניברסיטה העברית (https://hr.huji.ac.il/hokrim), בדרגה ההולמת את מעמדם האקדמי.

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