Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Program in Brain Sciences

ELSC invites you to be part of our flourishing research environment and community. We focus, in particular, on the theoretical and experimental study of the dynamics and computational capabilities of neural networks. Our goal is to develop new insights into the mechanisms underlying normal brain function and brain dysfunction.

The Position Offers:

  • State-of-the-art laboratories
  • Distinguished faculty
  • Generous Postdoctoral scholarships are available
  • Enriched academic milieu
  • Established ties and frequent collaborations with world renowned labs
  • Opportunities to audit advanced courses
  • Rich student and postdoctoral environments
  • Postdoctoral support staff

Terms of Fellowship

  1. Generous Postdoctoral scholarships are granted to ELSC international fellows, for a period of two years with an option to extend.
  2. A post-doctoral fellowship will not begin more than five years after the approval of the candidate’s doctoral thesis.

ELSC Fellowship details:

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Please note:

  • Stipends paid to Post-doctoral Fellows are considered by the Authorities in Israel as grants and are free of any tax in Israel
  • Please note that international fellows are required to obtain an A2 student visa prior to taking up the fellowship at the Hebrew University. For assistance in this matter please contact
  •  All the intellectual rights pertaining to any invention developed by a Fellow as a result of or in the course of his/her research work at the Hebrew University and/or resulting from the use of University laboratories or property shall entirely belong to the University. The Fellow will be entitled to royalties deriving from patent registration of any such invention, as prescribed in the University Regulations

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Requirements, Application Procedures and Forms

The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of excellence in his/her field. Applicants are expected to work closely with other research teams and develop a solid theoretical and computational foundation in their area of research. Specific emphasis will be placed on interdisciplinary research that uses molecular, optical and electrophysiological methods for manipulating neuronal networks that are directly related to specific behaviors.

Admission Requirements:

1. Students in an accredited institution of higher education whose PhD training and postdoctoral projects are in the field of Brain Sciences.

2. Students whose Doctoral degree has been submitted in the current year of applying or will be approved by the following year.

3. Prospective applicants are required to have a host from the ELSC’s  PIs  

The applications will be reviewed twice a year. The application deadlines are as follows:

1. November 30

2. May 1

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