The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

PhD/Post-Doc Fellow in RNA Genomics

2024-06-30 (Asia/Jerusalem)
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About our Campus: Hebrew University’s Edmond J. Safra Campus on Givat Ram, in Jerusalem, is a vibrant hub of academic and research excellence nestled in the heart of Jerusalem. Our modern campus boasts state-of-the-art lab facilities, world-renowned faculty, and a stimulating environment that fosters scientific exploration, intellectual growth, and innovation. 

About Our Department: Hebrew University’s Department of Genetics lies at the frontier of genetic research, genetic engineering technologies and systems biology. Our department encompasses 20 research groups working in diverse fields and research systems.

About Our Research: At the Rabani Lab at the Hebrew University, we research RNA biology, using tools from both computational and experimental genomics. We aim to uncover general principles of post-transcriptional RNA regulation in biological systems, by investigating these questions in the context of cell-state transition and animal development.

Job Description: We are looking to recruite highly talented and motivated students for fully funded Ph.D. and Postdoc positions.

As a PhD candidate or postdoc in our lab, you’ll be engaged in cutting-edge research in a range of topics, including: 

  • RNA biology
  • Advanced genomic technologies
  • Bio-imaging
  • Model organisms
  • Genomic big-data analysis
  • Computational modeling 

About the Supervisor: Dr. Michal Rabani is a world-leading expert in machine learning and genomic big-data analysis, RNA biology and the zebrafish model organism, with hands-on experience in both experimental and computational biology.

Funding: A monthly stipend, ranging from 6,000 to 10,000 NIS.

Your Profile: We offer an interdisciplinary scientific training, and encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds, including biological, computational, and related fields to apply. To excel in this role, we seek candidates with:

  • Degree in biology and/or related fields – required
  • Excellent English skills– required
  • Experience with molecular laboratory work (e.g., RNA-Seq, PCR) – advantage
  • Experience with bio-imaging (e.g., confocal microscopy, fluorescent imaging) – advantage
  • Programming experience in MATLAB/python/R – advantage 
  • Experience with zebrafish work – advantage

Embracing Diversity: At Hebrew University we believe that diversity inspires creativity, fosters curiosity, and enriches our ecosystem through academic collaboration and cultural exchange. We consider every member of our community an integral part, irrespective of their religion, gender, or ethnic origin.

HUJI is home to nearly 25,000 students across our 6 campuses, including ~2,500 per year representing 90+ countries. You’ll enjoy the opportunity to engage with your peers here on equal ground, in an environment that promotes equity and inclusion, and celebrates the contribution of its talented members.

Application: We welcome your application with all required documents compiled into a single PDF:

Letter of motivation
CV (including a list of publications)
Brief statement of research interests (max. 1500 characters)
Copy of your original academic degree(s)

Application Deadline: Applications must be submitted through our online portal by June 30, 2024.

To apply for the PhD position, click here.

To apply for the PostDoc position, click here.

About Hebrew University: The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) is one of the world's leading research institutions, consistently ranked as a global top-100 university. Established by luminaries such as Albert Einstein, we’re at the forefront of groundbreaking research, entrepreneurship, and innovation across various domains, including brain sciences, medicine, biomedicine, life sciences, mathematics, agriculture, and more. Our 6 campuses house 100+ research centers, with ~4,000 research projects underway year-round. 

About Jerusalem: Hebrew University is an integral part of Jerusalem, Israel’s capital and one of the most fascinating, diverse cities on earth. Thousands of students from across the globe live in Jerusalem, immersing themselves in its vibrant cultural and culinary scenes, while marvelling at the juxtaposition of its 3,000-year-old history and cutting-edge modernity. Students make the most of their spare time by enjoying Jerusalem’s myriad attractions, from restaurants, cafes, and pubs, to dance clubs, museums, theaters, and year-round festivals.

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Job details

Title
PhD/Post-Doc Fellow in RNA Genomics
Location
Edmond J. Safra Campus, Givat Ram Jerusalem, Israel
Published
2024-03-14
Application deadline
2024-06-30 23:59 (Asia/Jerusalem)
2024-06-30 22:59 (CET)
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