Research Openings

updated: 28.12.2021


The Sackler Faculty of Medicine is looking for excellent and highly motivated graduate students (M.Sc. and Ph.D.) and postdoctoral students for our research labs. Research occurs on TAU's campus, in affiliated clinical sites, and in our research institutes.



MSc/PhD in neurobiology in the  Laviv lab  at the Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University

The main goal of the lab is to understand the molecular processes regulating information transfer in the brain. We develop and use biosensors, CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, and advanced microscopy to visualise dynamics of neuronal activity and biochemical signalling in the living brain. 

  • Specific projects in the lab: 

    -The role of transcription factors in regulation of long-lasting synaptic plasticity.

    -Signalling between synapses to the nucleus in cortical circuits and how failure in this signalling feature can lead to cognitive and developmental disorders.  

    - Development of new techniques for monitoring and manipulating neuronal signalling. 

 Previous experience with any of the following will be advantageous: molecular biology, tissue processing, imaging and microscopy, animal models.

For more information and application, please send CV to Dr. Tal Laviv




MSc/PhD students in Neurodevelopment, Transcription Regulation and Genetics of Human Retinal Diseases

We study the mechanism of gene regulation in neurodevelopment and genetics of human retinal diseases focusing on transcription factors and epigenetic factors, and the bound genomic regions in ocular tissue differentiation. The projects combine functional studies using stem cells and mouse genetic tools, bioinformatics analyses of complex genomic data, and high-resolution imaging approaches.

  • Candidates should have a Bachelor's of Science (BSc) degree (preferably with experimental experience) in life sciences; prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture, mouse genetic tools, and/or the use of bioinformatics tools is desirable.

Please send a CV to:

Ruth Ashery-Padan (




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