PhD positions

Research areas:
Departments:
  • 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. Eli Zeldov | link for homepage

    Department of Condensed Matter Physics
    PhD position

    Scanning probe microscopy of quantum and topological states of matter

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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

    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. 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. 

  • 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?

  • 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. Eli Waxman | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Theoretical high energy astrophysics research

  • 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 physics and quantum chaos.  

  • 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. 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. Lucio Frydman | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Students with interest in working with magnetic resonance are sought for the development of new metabolic imaging experiments. The student will work on understanding the physics and performing an array of new MRI experiments on high end scanners, and apply these in the detection of small tumors, and in the evaluation of chemotherapeutic and biological treatments. The student will be advised by physicists, chemists and biologists/clinicians in this project

  • Prof. Lucio Frydman | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Students are being sought for developing new experiments in the area of electron-enhanced nuclear magnetic resonance. This so-called dynamic nuclear polarization (DNP) NMR experiment subjects electrons in the sample to microwave irradiation, and then uses the ensuing nuclear polarization enhancement to open new analytical and metabolic frontiers in NMR. Topics involved in this research will include developing new forms of quantum control between spins to enable a more efficient electron-->nuclear polarization transfer, automation, cryogenics, and the design and construction of radiofrequency and microwave components.  Programming experience also required. Applications of this project to solve both analytical and biophysical problems are also envisioned. 

  • Prof. Victor Malka | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Context: laser plasma interaction at relativistic regime. Strong experimental component

  • 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. 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.

     

  • Prof. Avishay Gal-Yam | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Ph.D thesis work in observational astrophysics with a focus on early observations and in particular spectroscopy of exploding stars 

  • Prof. Ulf Leonhardt | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Fiber-optical analogue of the event horizon

  • Prof. Yinon Rudich | link for homepage

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    PhD position

    Developing AI architectures for extreme weather events forecasting.

    Department of Earth and Planetary Science, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

  • Prof. Gilad Haran | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Study protein dynamics using advanced single-molecule fluorescence methods.

  • Prof. Yitzhak Maron | link for homepage

    Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics
    PhD position

    Plasma Physics, Spectroscopy, Plasma Diagnostics, Atomic Physics

  • Prof. Yinon Rudich | link for homepage

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    PhD position

    Studying the Microbiome of the atmosphere.

  • Prof. Yinon Rudich | link for homepage

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    PhD position

    Develop and explore AI architectures for extreme weather events forecasting, driven by remote sensing and in-situ data, to replace theory-driven climate models.

  • Prof. Yinon Rudich | link for homepage

    Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
    PhD position

    Studying the Microbiome of the atmosphere.

  • Prof. Nir Davidson | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Experimental and theoretical studies of laser spin simulators and solvers

  • Prof. Nir Davidson | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Experimental and theoretical studies of ultra-cold quantum degenerate Bose and Fermi gas

  • Prof. Nir Davidson | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Experimental and theoretical studies of neutral atom quantum simulators

  • Prof. Oren Tal | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    Electron-phonon interaction under temperature gradients in atomic-scale junctions

  • Prof. Neta Regev-Rudzki | link for homepage

    Department of Biomolecular Sciences
    PhD position

    OPEN PhD Position - MALARIA lab.

  • Prof. Joel Stavans | link for homepage

    Department of Physics of Complex Systems
    PhD position

    Bacterial spatial ecology of an ancient site and active matter physics

  • Prof. Oren Tal | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Biological Physics
    PhD position

    The study of chemical reactions near absolute zero temperature in molecular junctions. 

  • Prof. Amnon Horovitz | link for homepage

    Department of Chemical and Structural Biology
    PhD position

    Talented and motivated individual who wishes to study the mechanism of GroEL-assisted folding using molecular biology and biophysical approaches

  • Prof. Orly Reiner | link for homepage

    Department of Molecular Genetics
    PhD position

    Human brain organoids in health and disease.