Post-Doc/PhD position in bioinformatics study of RNA editing in the brain

Published by: Eli Eisenberg

E-mail address: elieis@post.tau.ac.il

I am looking for a talented computational biologist for a postdoctoral/doctoral position in my lab.
The main focus of my bioinformatic group is RNA editing, a process upon which mRNA is enzymatically modified from its genomic blueprint. I am looking for an excellent candidate to take part in an exciting new project, where we study the extent of this phenomenon in cephalopods. As we've shown in recent years (see attached paper, for example), these species utilize RNA editing to an unprecedented level – over half of their proteome may be modified by editing!

We utilize extensive RNA-seq experiments, and work in a close collaboration with a leading experimental group in the US, which study the physiological implication of the editing events, in particular their effect of the organism neurobiology. It is possible to combine experimental work (in the US lab) with the computational project.

Please email me if you're interested.

Eli Eisenberg
Tel-Aviv University
elieis@post.tau.ac.il

Field of research: computational neuroscience

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Join us to understand the neuronal and molecular basis of severe epilepsy and autism

Published by: Moran Rubinstein

E-mail address: moranrub@post.tau.ac.il

The tremendous advancement in genetic studies helped to identify the involvement of many genes in the etiology of autism and epilepsy. Indeed, mutations in multiple types of voltage-gated sodium channels (Nav) channels were identified in patients. In order to understand how genetic mutations in ion channels lead to altered behavior, we use mouse models that mimic the human genetic mutation and explore perturbations of neuronal function on cellular, network and behaving animal levels.
For more information please contact Moran Rubinstein: moranrub@post.tau.ac.il

Field of research: behavioral Neuroscience, brain disorders, cellular / molecular neuroscience

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Join us at Sheppes Emotion & Self Regulation lab

Published by: Gal Sheppes

E-mail address: sheppes@post.tau.ac.il

Join our lab!
The Emotion & Self Regulation Lab seeks to integrate basic and applied science in order to study the underlying mechanisms of emotion regulation and self-regulation among healthy and clinical populations.

Open positions: Project for Sagol B.Sc students
Rotation for Sagol M.Sc students
Ph.D or Post-doc students

For more details and applying please read the attached pdf and contact our lab manager Leemor at leemorzucker@mail.tau.ac.il

Field of research: behavioral Neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience

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Advanced MRI methods for the assessment of the human cerebral vascular system

Published by: Dafna Ben Bashat

E-mail address: dafnab@tlvmc.gov.il

Accurate and comprehensive assessment of the cerebrovascular system is highly important in clinical setup, for the assessment of tissue integrity and disease severity; identification of tissue at risk; and prediction of treatment response. Characterization of the cerebrovascular system includes quantitative measures such as blood flow and perfusion, assessment of the presence, source and potency of collaterals, and imaging and assessment of perfusion in the different vascular territories. Using MRI, several methods have been proposed to indirectly measure various vascular parameters, yet many of these methods still rely on qualitative assessment and require the input of an expert neuro-radiologist when applied in clinical practice.
The project will focus on developing and applying methods for quantitative assessment of the brain's vascular system in healthy controls and in patients with vascular pathologies.
The research is being conducted at the Functional Brain Center at Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center the supervision of Dr Dafna Ben Bashat.

Field of research: brain disorders

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Lab technician

Published by: Angela Ruban

E-mail address: angellruban@post.tau.ac.il

Lab Manager for in-vivo in-vitro research in the animal model of CNS diseases

Field of research: brain disorders, cellular / molecular neuroscience

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Motor cognition lab

Published by: Roy Mukamel

E-mail address: rmukamel@tau.ac.il

The motor cognition lab is seeking highly motivated students and post-docs interested in the neural representation of motor actions in humans.
Using NeuroImaging (fMRI, EEG, ECoG), behavioral measures, and advanced analysis tools, we study the neural mechanisms underlying the representation of action goals ('I want to drink a cup of water'), their motor implementation ('reach the cup with my left hand since my right hand is occupied'), and expected sensory consequences ('is it water or Vodka?'). We also study the process of learning new skills (e.g. typing on a keyboard) and the influence of sensory feedback (visual, tactile, auditory) on the learning process.
Our studies bear relevance to healthy adults, expert populations (e.g. musicians and athletes), and also the rehabilitation process of patients with motor deficiencies.
Students with diverse background are welcome to apply, Previous programming/computational experience are an advantage.

Field of research: behavioral Neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, system neuroscience

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Open research position in the high-level cognition lab

Published by: Liad Mudrik

E-mail address: mudrikli@tau.ac.il

We are seeking highly motivated graduate students to lead our research of high-level cognition. We focus on two main phenomena: semantic integration, and conscious awareness. More specifically, we ask what enables the process of judging the relations between two objects or concepts, what are the functions of consciousness and what are its neural substrates. To tackle these questions, we use behavioral studies and electrophysiology (EEG and intracranial recordings).

Field of research: cognitive neuroscience

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Study of children language development with a puppet robot

Published by: Goren Gordon

E-mail address: goren@gorengordon.com

The aim of this thesis project is to design, conduct and analyze a study to test the effects a specialized puppet storytelling robot has on second language development in kindergarten children.
The robot is developed by our lab technician, but the content of the stories, the pedagogical design and developmental psychology angle of the children's attitude towards the robot is the responsibility of the thesis MSc student.
If you're interested, please contact me.
Goren

Field of research: cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience

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