The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences in the Hebrew University
Is looking for a:
Brain Imaging Specialist
Full time position in the rank of Research Associate

Job Summary
The role of the microscopy core unit is to help scientists apply advanced microscopy techniques to their biological research through specific-project solutions. The core is expected to develop, hands on, and together with the scientists, robust solutions to research problems using the most advanced imaging and analysis techniques. The core will also manage a shared-use microscopy unit. The shared-use microscopy core facility is located in a designated space within the Goodman Brain Sciences Building in Safra Campus and is focused on light microscopy. In addition to the facility and the in-lab microscopes, the facility also provides software and hardware resources for data acquisition and image analysis.

Job Duties:
• Provide scientific and technical advice to ELSC scientists on light microscopy including training and maintenance.
• Adopt and develop state-of-the art techniques and experimental approaches to advance the research programs.
• Provide hands-on technical help on light microscopy including implementation of in-house custom built microscopes.
• Train new users and provide in-depth workshops on microscopy theory and practice.
• Manage the day-to-day operations of the microscopy core facility.

• PhD degree in natural sciences or engineering.
• Theoretical knowledge and practical experience with optics and light microscopy.
• Open to learning new techniques.
• Experience with Image processing.
• Excellent and effective communication, management and organizational skills.
• Teaching/training capability.
• Ability to work independently as well as with researchers.


Required Documents
Publication list
Reference letter
PhD approval document.


Please send your application documents in PDF format to:
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the title “Brain Imaging specialist”

Last date for submission: December 24, 2020


Tenure Track Faculty Position in Neuroscience at University of Haifa
A full-time tenure-track faculty position in Neuroscience is available at the Sagol Department of Neurobiology, University of Haifa, Israel ( starting at the academic year of 2021-2022. Individuals with two or more years of postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record are encouraged to apply.
We are seeking candidates who apply innovative system, cellular, molecular and/or computational approaches to study mechanisms underlying behavior. Successful candidates are expected to engage in independent research funded by external competitive funding, in active instruction of graduate students as well as in academic teaching.
Applications will be accepted until January 15, 2021.
Each application package must be sent to the Departmental Search Committee by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include the following items:
· A cover letter
· A full resume including a list of publications
· Research statement
· Teaching statement
In addition, 3 recommendation letters should be addressed and sent directly to the Departmental Search Committee.

Post Doctoral position is available in a multi disciplinary consortium
Do You Want to Crack Down Parkinson’s Disease?

Excellent and motivated Post doctoral students are invited to apply for leading research aiming to understand cellular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease using novel technologies (e.g. Brain-on-a-Chip, human induced-pluripotent stem cells bioinformatics, Super-Resolution microscopy, etc.).
Experience with hIPSCs is an advantage.

Please contact: Dr. Ben Maoz (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or Prof. Uri Ashery (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)
The research is supported by the Aufzien Center for Prevention of Parkinson’s Disease


Open positions (MA, PhD & Postdoc) in neurophysiology of social cognition & navigation, ELSC, Jerusalem
The laboratory of Dr. David Omer at the Edmond & Lily Safra Center for brain Sciences (ELSC) – The Hebrew University of Jerusalem is seeking highly motivated students at all levels (MA, PhD and postdoc) to participate in a research program aimed at elucidating the neural mechanisms of social cognition and navigation in the brain, using a combination of computational and experimental techniques. Ppositions are available for each of the following two projects:

(1) Neural basis of social cognition in the hippocampus.

(2) Spatial Navigation – neural basis of spatial navigation in freely behaving animals.

Candidates should have a strong scientific background in systems and/or computational neuroscience, and solid communication skills in English. Individuals with expertise in neurophysiological recordings and/or computational background (MATLAB/Python), are particularly encouraged to apply. The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary in accordance with university guidelines.


Applicants should send a CV, list of publications, brief statement of interest and names of 2-3 referees, to Dr. David Omer.

Contact information Dr. David Omer Edmond & Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Tel: +972-2-5494712
Omer lab website:

Interim post PhD position
A postdoctoral position is available at Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine in the new lab of Dr Noham Wolpe. The post is ideal as an interim post-PhD position, for a candidate who is e.g. waiting to start a new job, but who has been held off by covid or has recently returned to Israel. The successful candidate will analyse acquired datasets on human learning across the adult lifespan, and write up the results for publication as a first author. Both behavioural and neuroimaging data will be analysed, and knowledge in computational modelling and imaging methods is essential. For more information and informal enquiries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with your CV attached for reference.

Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program in Brain Sciences - The Hebrew University
The Edmond and Lily Safra Center for Brain Sciences (ELSC) builds upon Hebrew University‘s record of excellence and innovation in its multidisciplinary approach to brain sciences.
ELSC invites applications for postdoctoral fellows in the following fields: theoretical and computational neuroscience, systems neuroscience, molecular and cellular mechanisms, cognitive neuroscience, and neuronal circuits. Postdoctoral fellows receive a competitive stipend for a period of up to two years.

· State-of-the-art laboratories
· Distinguished faculty
· Generous Postdoctoral scholarships
· Enriched academic milieu
· Established ties and frequent collaborations with world renowned labs
· Opportunities to audit advanced courses
· Rich student and postdoctoral environments
· Postdoctoral support staff

The candidate must be (or have been) a student in an accredited institution of higher education and whose PhD training and post-doctoral projects are in the field of Brain Sciences.
The candidate's doctoral degree has been submitted in the current year of applying or will be approved by the following year.

Candidates Commitments:
1. A recipient of an ELSC Fellowship must commence his/her post doctoral training no later than 5 years after completion of the PhD.
2. A recipient of an ELSC Fellowship must provide written approval from the authority of PhD students in his/her institute, confirming that his/her PhD has been submitted before they begin their post-doctoral training. If PhD was not yet awarded, the candidate must provide approval of a PhD during the first academic year of the post doctoral studies
3. A letter from the host is mandatory in order to commence the post doctoral studies
4. A recipient of an ELSC Fellowship must begin the postdoc training within 6 months after receiving the acceptance letter

Terms of Fellowship:
1. The fellowship can be extended up to 2 years, given availability of funds and the scientific achievements of the candidate. ELSC is not committed to prolong the fellowship in advance.
2. Preference will be given to students who completed their PhD abroad


Further details and registration:



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


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.