PhD positions

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

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Developmental Neurobiology: Molecular mechanisms of neuronal remodeling

  • 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?

  • Dr. Amit Finkler | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Hybrid quantum devices - combining NV centers in diamond with superconducting resonators via mechanical oscillators

  • Prof. Eli Zeldov | link for homepage

    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    PhD position

    Scanning probe microscopy of quantum and topological states of matter

  • Dr. Rita Schmidt | link for homepage

    Department of Brain Sciences
    PhD position

    Imaging the human brain: ultra-high field MRI and new biomarkers for brain function

  • Prof. Sima Lev | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Cell Biology
    PhD position

    Exploiting ferroptosis vulnerability for TNBC therapy

  • Prof. Michal Neeman | link for homepage

    Department of Biological Regulation
    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?

  • Dr. Rina Rosenzweig | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    Elucidating the role of molecular chaperones in cancer

  • Prof. Ayelet Erez | link for homepage

    Department of Biological Regulation
    PhD position

    Cancer metabolism

  • 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. Jeffrey Gerst | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    Intracellular and intercellular mRNA trafficking

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Investigating the effect of time of the day on exercise performance and related metabolic pathways.

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Establishing a system for studying the effect of dissolved gases (oxygen/carbon dioxide) on cyanobacteria clock

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Studying circadian clock communication through exosomes mediated signaling

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Examining the metabolic consequences and disease states due to misalignment between feeding-activity and disrupted circadian clock

  • Dr. Rina Rosenzweig | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    Studying the structure function relationship of molecular chaperone complexes involved in protein disaggregation.

  • Dr. Baran Eren | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    PhD position in designing new methods with UHV-AFM that can provide chemical sensitivity from surfaces. The method relies on distinguishing vdW and electrostatic forces, as well retarded non non-retarded regimes in vdW interactions. 
    Experience in either handling UHV, AFM, or Python coding required. 

  • Dr. 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 2021 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

  • Prof. Joel Stavans | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Ecological systems biology of natural microbial communities

  • 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 machine learning and deep networks to clinical problems in collaboration with leading hospitals in Israel and abroad.
    Candidates with strong algorithmic background are invited to send their CV to yonina.eldar@weizmann.ac.il.

  • Dr. Orly Laufman | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    Molecular and Cell Biology of RNA viruses 

  • Prof. Samuel Safran | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Theoretical biological physics of cells - including mesoscale structure and dynamics of the cytoplasm and of the nucleus. Most projects are in collaboration with experimental partners.  Strong background in statistical physics and soft matter physics is very useful. For examples of our research and publications see:   https://www.weizmann.ac.il/chembiophys/SafranGroup/ 

  • 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.

  • Dr. 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.

  • Prof. Joel Stavans | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Study the interplay of coupled circadian clocks in multicellular cyanobacterial filaments with differentiation processes

  • Dr. Amnon Bar-Shir | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science Kimmelman
    PhD position

    PhD students for projects that combine molecular biology and in vivo imaging. We engineer extracellular vesicles to express targeting moieties on their surface for improved delivery 

     

     

  • Dr. Baran Eren | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Designing & building micro-reactors for in-situ electron microscopy measurement under electrochemical reaction conditions. In collaboration with the EM-Unit, performing experiments with these micro-reactors, optimizing the process, and revealing insights about various electrodes. Materials of interest include Cu for CO2 reduction in aqueous solutions, and battery electrodes for energy storage in organic solutions. Additional spectroscopy experiments with similar micro-reactors will be performed abroad in user facilities.  

  • Dr. Dvir Gur | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    Chameleons, copepods, fish, and many other organisms, use organic crystals for an astonishing variety of optical functions. These crystals are formed by specialized cells, in which remarkable control over crystal shape, size, and assembly is obtained using strategies that are beyond the state of the art in materials science. While these cells were identified many years ago, almost nothing is known about their biology, particularly the cellular processes involved in organic crystal formation. We use biological tools and physical and chemical methodologies to study the processes organisms use to produce either optically functional or pathological bio-organic crystals. Our primary model organisms for these studies are zebrafish and medaka.

  • 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

  • Prof. Gad Asher | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Examining the metabolic consequences and disease states due to misalignment between feeding-activity and disrupted circadian clock

  • 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. 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 Lubomirsky | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Chemistry and Materials Science Perlman
    PhD position

    Development of novel electromechanically active materials for bio-compatible MEMS. Solid State Chemotronic devices operating at room temperature (devices changing a certain property due to change in composition induced by electric field)

  • Dr. Ofer Shoshani | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    If you are a curious and motivated student interested in how cancer genomes evolve please contact us to learn about our exciting projects. In our lab we study basic mechanisms that drive chromosome abnormalities in cancer, and how such events lead to functional consequnces such as therapy resistance and metastasis. We work with cell cultures, patient samples, and mouse models, and employ cutting-edge microscopy and sequencing technologies. For more information please contact Ofer.

  • Prof. Igor Ulitsky | link for homepage

    Department of Biological Regulation
    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. Elazar Zelzer | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    I am looking for partners to join me on my journey to a deeper understanding of the development of the musculoskeletal system. Must bring along your own curiosity and passion

  • Prof. Ziv Reich | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    The Reich lab (Weizmann Institute of Science) and the Shental lab (Open University) are looking for outstanding PhD students or postdoctoral researchers for a large-scale environmental microbiome research project. The project would survey the microbiome of plants and soil in high resolution, thus asking both basic science and translational questions. The candidate will be involved in developing novel analysis algorithms, and in large scale analysis of already collected data.

  • Prof. Deborah Fass | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    Redox regulation of O-linked carbohydrate addition in mucosal tissues.

  • Dr. Nir Fluman | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    Membrane protein folding and quality control

  • Dr. Sagi Ben-Ami

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    The experimental and instrumentation Astrophysics group at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel invites applications for its PhD program. Our group aims to offer outstanding research and training opportunities with excellent instrumental and observational facilities.