Positions

Questions? Contact the Feinberg Graduate School at nfinfo@weizmann.ac.il

Note: Due to the multidisciplinary nature of scientific research, you may be interested in scanning the entire list of
rotations offered by scientists in all the faculties: chemistry, life sciences, physics, and mathematics/computer
science. There are for example, scientists in life sciences who are interested in rotation students in chemistry, and
scientists in physics who might supervise students in the life sciences. However, before beginning a rotation in an
area that is outside your own field of study, you must obtain the approval of the Head of the Board of Studies.

Research positions available in our department include:

Looking for bioinformatics students to study cancer biology. The project involves computational prediction of neo-antigens presented by tumor cells to T-cells. The project integrates computational analyses of various large-scale data, including RNAseq, Whole-genome sequencing, and proteomics data.

Other positions available at the Weizmann Institute:

>> Undergraduate Summer Programs
>> Postdoctoral Fellowships
>> Visiting Professorships
>> Visiting Scientists

In addition to the above, PhD and postdoctoral positions are available with Igor Ulitsky's group. The Ulitsky lab will start operations in September 2013 and will study the biology of noncoding RNAs and their roles in gene regulation, with a particular focus on the recently emerging class of long intervening noncoding RNAs (lincRNAs). We will study modes of actions and functions of these RNAs, as well as their evolution and their roles in higher-order regulatory networks. To do so, we will use novel and existing techniques in genomics, systems biology, biochemistry and computational sequence analysis.

Candidates with background in computational or molecular biology are sought, and those with a multidisciplinary background, spanning both life sciences and computer sciences, are especially encouraged to apply. Among candidates with background in molecular biology, preference will be given to those with experience in molecular work with RNA, biochemical purifications, and/or studying mammalian stem cells in culture.

The starting date is flexible. Interested and highly motivated applicants should send their CV and brief description of research interests to ulitskyi@gmail.com. Informal inquiries are welcome.

For more details and relevant publications see: http://jura.wi.mit.edu/bartel/ulitsky.

Graduate student and postdoctoral benefits are as described at http://www.fgs.org.il/en/.