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:

Prof. Moshe Oren

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-2358
Cancer molecular biology, with special emphasis on the role of the p53 tumor suppressor, regulation of cell proliferation and cell death, regulation and function of microRNAs, and the role of chromatin modifications in cancer.

Prof. Dov Zipori

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
Studies on stem cell differentiation, de-differentiation and tumorigenesis

Dr. Valery Krizhanovsky

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-6575
The role of cellular senescence in cancer, aging and embryonic development

Dr. shalev itzkovitz

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-3104
Mathematical modelling of mammalian tissues

Prof. Elior Peles

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-4561
Development of myelinated nerves

Prof. Oren Schuldiner

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-2769
Developmental Neurobiology: Molecular mechanisms of neuronal remodeling

Prof. Gil Levkowitz

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-6077
Development and function of the zebrafish hypothalamus (see: http://www.weizmann.ac.il/mcb/GLevkowitz/research)

Prof. Yardena Samuels

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-3631
High-throughput, whole exome, whole genome sequencing and systems biology tools will be performed to decipher the genetic landscape in melanoma. Followup functional analysis of mutated genes using cell knockout technologies will be conducted.

Prof. Elior Peles

Rotation: 1st, Rotation: 2nd, Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-4561
Development of myelinated nerves

Prof. Sima Lev

Rotation: 3rd
+972-8-934-2126
Triple negative breast cancer: combination therapies and drug resistance.

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/.