PhD positions

Research areas:
Departments:
  • Prof. Oren Schuldiner | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Circuit remodeling - molecules, circuits and behavior

  • Prof. Michael Fainzilber | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Size and growth control in neurons and other large cells - do cells sense their own size and how can they do that?

  • Prof. Anthony H. Futerman | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on a new and exciting project on lipid complexity. There are many more lipids in cells and in cell membranes than once thought and this complexity has significant ramifications for understanding both the roles of lipids in the origin of life and also in modern cell function. A position is available for an enthusiastic candidate to work on lipids in the origin of life, lipid fine-tuning, and functional studies of lipid complexity. For publications and details see the lab web page at

    https://www.weizmann.ac.il/Biomolecular_Sciences/Futerman/

  • Prof. Eli Zeldov | link for homepage

    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    PhD position

    Scanning probe microscopy of quantum and topological states of matter

  • Prof. Michal Neeman | link for homepage

    Department of Immunology and Regenerative Biology
    PhD position

    ECM crosslinking in pathology and physiology

  • Prof. Ari Elson | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    Formation and function of osteoclasts (bone resorbing cells) in vitro and in vivo, in health and in disease.

  • Prof. Ari Elson | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    How do fusing cells stop fusing?

  • Prof. Jeffrey Gerst | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    Intracellular and intercellular mRNA trafficking

  • Prof. Neta Regev-Rudzki | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Applicants with a research background at the intersection of molecular biology, biochemistry, imaging and/or biophysics are encouraged to apply. Experience in microbiology, molecular genetics (including CRISPR/Cas9), advanced imaging platforms (including image analysis) or advanced protein chemistry is advantageous.

    This is a full-time position available from June 2022 for a period of 4 years with a possibility of a further extension subject to funding availability.

    Candidate should send a cover letter and CV (includes a publication list) to Dr. Neta Regev-Rudzki.

    For any informal inquiries please contact us by email at

    neta.regev-rudzki@weizmann.ac.il

  • Dr. Orly Laufman | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    The Laufman lab studies the ways human RNA viruses interact with their host cells and transform them into viral manufactories using state-of-the-art microscopy, molecular and cell biology, genetic and biochemistry approaches. We tackle questions at the forefront of the exciting field of virology. We are looking for talented and highly motivated PhD students to join us. If you possess a strong background in molecular biology and the passion to execute a groundbreaking research - your place is with us! We offer an exceptional scientific environment to develop into a mature top-class researcher. Our team members enjoy a pleasant and supportive research environment at the heart of the vibrant campus of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

  • Prof. Alexander Milov | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Data analysis from the ATLAS experiment.

    Heavy Ion Physics is about exploring what the Strong Force Interaction is. Our World is not only confined to two- and three-quark particles. Imagine a system built of as many quarks as you want. Do we know enough to tell how such a system would behave? Would it be a quark-gluon plasma, a hadronic gas, or liquid? Does QCD do a good job predicting its properties, or...

    You can help to find answers to these and many other questions. About one month in a year, the LHC collides ions of heavy elements. Each of these collisions is a mini-universe that sends hundreds of times more particles into ATLAS detector than a proton-proton interaction. You can be a part of a team to dive into this sea of quarks and gluons and find an answer to one of many questions.

    Heavy-ion data from the ATLAS experiment is an excellent opportunity for students seeking an academic carrier to do research and get fantastic visibility in the physics community. But if you want to learn the most sophisticated data analysis, create your own algorithms, and get into the world of finance, data mining or high-tech, it's a place for you too. 

  • Dr. Rina Rosenzweig | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    NMR studies of transient chaperone-substrate interactions

  • Prof. Yonina Eldar | link for homepage

    Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
    PhD position

    The Signal Acquisition, Modeling, Processing and Learning (SAMPL) lab headed by Prof. Yonina Eldar at the Weizmann Institute of Science is recruiting PhD, MSc and post-doctoral students for cutting-edge research applying signal processing and machine learning for communication and radar systems.

  • Prof. Assaf Tal | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Developing new neuroimaging methods for studying brain physiology in humans and understanding neurological diseases.

  • Dr. Yuval Ronen | link for homepage

    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    PhD position

    Our lab investigates quantum phenomena which focus on the interplay between correlations and topology. This intriguing interplay allows to develop unique realizations of non-abelian quasi-particles (qps) which are neither Boson nor Fermion-like. Among the phases which host these qps are the well-known fractional quantum Hall effect, topological superconductivity, and the recently emerging field of moire-superlattcies (twistronics). We are developing experiments in these arrowheads to unravel this intriguing physics.

    This line of research often utilizes quantum materials whose reduced dimensionality enhances quantum effects. We profit from the use of various van der Waals (vdW) materials (graphene, hBN, TMDs, etc.) as well as high-mobility two-dimensional GaAs electron gas, which are both grown in our department. Fabrication is performed in a state-of-the-art clean room facility, specially designed for vdW materials nanofabrication.

    These devices will be measured with transport techniques including quantum Hall interferometry, Josephson interferometry, capacitance measurements, thermal transport, and shot noise measurements. These measurements require high magnetic fields and low electron temperatures. Our lab will be equipped with an 8mK wet dilution refrigerator with a 20T magnet, a 7mK dry dilution with a 3D vector magnet, as well as a variable temperature cryostat.

    Interested candidates should contact: yuval.ronen@weizmann.ac.il

  • Dr. Doron Kushnir | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    We live in fortunate times, where there are still many fundamental unsolved problems in astrophysics, while technological progress allows new observations, which may make some of them solvable. Now is the time to attack the most puzzling challenges posed to us by the Universe.

    Join Doron Kushnir's group to study explosions and extreme stars of the Universe. We use theoretical and computational tools to interpret state-of-the-art observations, aiming at resolving fundamental problems in astrophysics. 

  • Prof. Eitan Reuveny | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Ion channels regulation by G proteins coupled receptors:

    We have open positions for Ph.D. candidates interested in mechanisms of channel activation using, but not limited to, computational (molecular dynamics), electrophysiological and optical methodologies.

  • Prof. Eitan Reuveny | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Regulation of astrocytes by G protein coupled mechanisms.

    Using both biochemical and functional (live animals) methodologies.

  • Dr. Nir Fluman | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Membrane protein folding and quality control

  • Dr. Assaf Gal | link for homepage

    Department of Plant and Environmental Sciences
    PhD position

    We are looking for extremely talented candidates to study the roles of dense mineral phases in the formation of biomaterials.

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Oxygen and Circadian Clocks

    How does chronic exposure to hypoxia, as occurs with people living at high altitude, affects the human clock? How oxygen is connected to exercise performance and is there a time preference for high altitude training? (Tripartite model for performance: Clocks, oxygen, and exercise) How does HIF-1a endogenously integrate with circadian clock complexes during the circadian cycle? How do HIF-1a and BMAL1 regulate rhythmic transcriptome?

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Interactions between circadian clocks and exercise physiology

    We employ various clock mutant mouse models with different light regimens to characterize the interaction between clocks and exercise. Further, we have designed and built fully automated time-controlled Running Wheels that can be programmed in advance to be in locked or unlocked positions for designated times to enable scheduled training of animals without manual interventions.

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Clocks resetting

    How the clock integrates different resetting cues? Are there differences in resetting capacity between different cell types? How different pharmaceutics influence the clock? Can it be harnessed to improve therapy?

  • Prof. Eran Oded Ofek | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    M.Sc. in obsevational astrophysics, instrumentations, and methods.

  • Dr. Noam Tal Hod | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Tests of lepton non-universality with ATLAS.

  • Dr. Shikma Bressler | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Advanced R&D of radiation detectors for physics and civil applications. 
    Please contact me for me details. 

  • Dr. Ziv Meir | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Our lab tries to bring molecules into the forefront of quantum technologies. We have open PhD positions for quantum-physics enthusiastic with the eager to learn many experimental skills and build state-of-the-art quantum systems.

    For more information on our lab, visit: https://www.weizmann.ac.il/complex/meir/

  • Prof. Ofer Aharony | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    0-1 positions for Ph. D. students in theoretical high-energy physics, working on quantum field theory, string theory and/or quantum gravity

  • Dr. Ariel Afek | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    We are looking for a curious and motivated student for an ambitious project to investigate the impact of mechanical perturbations on the most fundamental DNA interactions in the cell. Relevant background and skills include microarray printing, lithography, microfluidics, sequencing techniques, molecular biology, and DNA biochemistry.

    We also encourage curious candidates from different backgrounds to apply; as we believe in doing fantastic multidisciplinary science and we are engaged in many collaborative projects. 

    https://www.weizmann.ac.il/CSB/Afek/

  • Dr. Noam Tal Hod | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Development of new class of wide band-gap radiation-hard solid state detectors for high energy physics experiments, medical applications and space missions.

  • Prof. Victor Armand Malka | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Relativistic interaction at near critical density

  • Prof. Ziv Reich | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    The Reich lab is looking for students interested in microbial evolution. We study the evolution and diversity of lineages, genotypes and phenotypes within communities of yeast, and their relation to environment.

  • Dr. Barak Zackay | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Using novel statistical and algorithmic tools to improve observational astrophysics (exoplanets, gravitational waves and pulsar astrophysics)

  • Prof. Victor Armand Malka | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Laser plasma accelerators of electrons

  • Prof. Joel Stavans | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Experimental study of the ecology of bacterial communities from a 700 million year old site

  • Prof. Ilan Koren | link for homepage

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    PhD position

    Looking for students/postdocs in cloud physics, self organization and pattern formation in cloud fields. 

  • Prof. Eilam Gross | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    We are looking for students interested in integrating their Physics skills with Math skills, particularly in the Machine Learning discipline. Students should be interested in both High Energy Physics and Machine Learning.

  • Prof. Michal Sharon | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Developing novel structural mass spectrometry methods

  • Prof. Michal Sharon | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Discovering the mechanisms that control and coordinate the activity of molecular machines involved in the protein degradation pathway by combining native mass spectrometry and cell biology approaches 

  • Prof. Eli Waxman | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Theoretical high energy astrophysics research

  • Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    One Ph.D position possibly available for a student focussing on studies of very early emission from supernova explosions.

  • Prof. Eran Hornstein | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    PhD Joint Program Centre National de la Recherche (CNRS)-Weizmann Institute of Science (WIS) - 2022-2025

    Two Ph.D. grants (3-year duration, starting Oct. 2022) one from Hornstein lab (WIS) and one from Monchaud lab (CNRS) have been awarded to our French/Israeli consortium, one for each country, to develop a chemical biology program aiming at deciphering the biology of a peculiar RNA structure referred to as G-quadruplex RNA (or G4-RNA) in human cells and diseases (chiefly cancers and neuropathology). The position at WIS (in Rehovot, IS) has been filled; the position at CNRS (in Dijon, FR) is still open.

  • Dr. Ariel Afek | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    We are looking for team members to perform groundbreaking research on the biophysical principles of mutagenesis at all levels.

    https://www.weizmann.ac.il/CSB/Afek/

  • Dr. Shikma Bressler | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    General search for bumps using the data-directed paradigm [1], the symmetry-based search for lepton flavor violation decays of massive resonances (e.g. [2]) and general searches for e/ asymmetries [3]. 

    [1] arXiv:2107.11573
    [2] arXiv:1604.07730
    [3] arXiv:2203.07529

  • Prof. Micha Berkooz | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Theoretical high energy physics: string theory, field theory, gravity, black holes, relations to stat. mech., condensed matter and quantum information systems.  

  • Prof. Nir Davidson | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    experimental investigations of coupled laser systems 

  • Prof. Nir Davidson | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    experimental study of quantum degenerate gases and ultra cold atoms for quantum information

  • Prof. Ariel Amir | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Our research centers on the theory of complex systems and biophysics, applied to a broad spectrum of problems, mainly in the context of the physics of living systems. Our research is often done in collaboration with experimental groups. Key themes of our lab include mathematical modeling of cell growth and mechanics, both at the single-cell level and the population level, stochastic processes, disordered systems, and coarse-grained modeling of complex processes. 

    For more information and recent publications see: https://amir.seas.harvard.edu/

  • Prof. Yitzhak Maron | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    We study processes in plasmas subjected to high-energy deposition: conversion of electric energy to heat and radiation, turbulence,  fast penetration of magnetic fields into plasmas, and plasma rotation. For diagnosing the plasma we develop fast, high-resolution spectroscopy of radiation in the visible, U.V., vacuum UV, and x-ray regions. We have close collaboration with major universities and institutions in the US and Europe.

  • Prof. Deborah Fass | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    O-linked carbohydrates play an important part in cell adhesion, combating viral infection, and many other important physiological processes. Our lab has recently discovered that a catalyst of disulfide bond formation regulates a set of enzymes in the Golgi apparatus that control O-glycosylation in musocal tissues. A Ph.D. project following up this finding can develop in the direction of structural biology, biochemistry, cell biology, and in vivo studies, according to the student's interests. No prior experience necessary, we will teach you everything you need to know!

  • Prof. Deborah Fass | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    We have a very exciting new project on the redox-regulation of cell division, with implications for cancer treatment. The project involves biochemistry and structural biology, with the option of visiting a collaborating lab in Europe.

  • Prof. Deborah Fass | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    Believe it or not, mucus is one of the most beautiful substances in the world if you look at it at the right resolution. The right resolution is of course in atomic detail. Come help us determine the high-resolution structures of mucus proteins using cryo-EM and X-ray crystallography!

  • Dr. Osip Schwartz | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    PhD positions available in

    • laser-based quantum control of free-space electrons and its applications to biological imaging
    • electromagnetic nonlinearity of physical vacuum probed by intense lasers.
  • Prof. Ilan Lampl | link for homepage

    Department of Brain Sciences
    PhD position

    Studying tactile perception in mice using cutting edge methods, including cellular physiology Neuropixels, 2P imaging and other approaches. 

  • Prof. Yonina Eldar | link for homepage

    Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics
    PhD position

    Recruiting PhD, MSc and post-doctoral students for cutting-edge research applying signal processing and machine learning for communication and radar systems.

  • Prof. Yardena Samuels | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Immunotherapy has sparked new hope for oncology in recent years, due to its remarkable ability to induce durable response in patients with metastatic cancer. It is therefore essential to accurately delineate the interactions of cancer cells with the immune system. The project will use multiomic tools including whole exome sequencing , RNAseq, ribosome profiling, proteomic, HLA-peptidomics and systems biology to decipher the genetic, neo-antigenic and immune landscape in melanoma. Followup functional and immunological analysis of  relevant genes and neoantigens will be conducted using novel mouse models

  • Prof. Yardena Samuels | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Immunotherapy has sparked new hope for oncology in recent years, due to its remarkable ability to induce durable response in patients with metastatic cancer. It is therefore essential to accurately delineate the interactions of cancer cells with the immune system. The project will use multiomic tools including whole exome sequencing , RNAseq, ribosome profiling, proteomic, HLA-peptidomics and systems biology to decipher the genetic, neo-antigenic and immune landscape in melanoma. Followup functional and immunological analysis of  relevant genes and neoantigens will be conducted using novel mouse models

  • Prof. Igor Ulitsky | link for homepage

    Department of Immunology and Regenerative Biology
    PhD position

    We are interested in understanding what kind of activities can long RNAs, including both long noncoding RNAs (lncRNAs) and mRNAs, or fragments thereof, carry out in mammalian cells. We particularly interested in the question of how these activities are encoded in the genomic sequences of these genes, how they are related to the secondary structures they adopt in cells, how mutations in lncRNA genes or in noncoding regions in mRNA UTRs affect their function, and how to exploit all this knowledge to design better therapeutic approaches for both rare and common diseases. We are addressing these questions using a combination of both experimental biology (including molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology, and neurobiology) and computational biology/bioinformatics. PhD projects focused on specific projects related to these questions are available.

  • Prof. Rivka Dikstein | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Understanding how the transcription and translation processes control the cellular response to extra-cellular stimuli

  • Prof. Yardena Samuels | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Immunotherapy has sparked new hope for oncology in recent years, due to its remarkable ability to induce durable response in patients with metastatic cancer. It is therefore essential to accurately delineate the interactions of cancer cells with the immune system. The project will use multiomic tools including whole exome sequencing , RNAseq, ribosome profiling, proteomic, HLA-peptidomics and systems biology to decipher the genetic, neo-antigenic and immune landscape in melanoma. Followup functional and immunological analysis of  relevant genes and neoantigens will be conducted using novel mouse models

  • Prof. Ayelet Erez | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Dissecting metabolic changes that accompany carcinogenesis at the tumor, microenvironment and host levels for improving cancer diagnosis and therapy. 

  • Prof. Gilad Haran | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Employ state-of-the-art single-molecule fluorescence methods to study the dynamics of large protein machines. Decipher the role of microsecond-time-scale motions on the function of these machines. 

    Acquire a broad set of skills, from protein chemistry to single-molecule spectroscopy and statistical methodology for data analysis. 

  • Prof. Ron Diskin | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    Investigating the function of topological changes in membrane-crossing viral proteins.

  • Prof. Eitan Reuveny | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    We have open positions for Ph.D. candidates interested in mechanisms of channel regulation by GPCRs using, but not limited to, computational (molecular dynamics), electrophysiological, molecular and/or optical methodologies.

     

  • Dr. Roi Avraham | link for homepage

    Department of Immunology and Regenerative Biology
    PhD position

    We are looking for a talented PhD student to join the lab. The project involves microbiology, immunology single cell tools and bioinformatic analysis. Prior knowledge is an advantage but not required.