The Department of Cognitive Sciences and The Faculty of Medicine at The Hebrew University – Joint Tenure-Track Position
Brain research at the Hebrew University deals with a wide range of topics that often share common aspects: psychology, cognition, neural networks, development, systems neurobiology, clinical neurobiology. Several methodological breakthroughs such as the development of genetic methods, advanced imaging and microscopy methods in various organisms and in humans, have opened new horizons in brain research. Among them are such topics as the study of the computational, genetic, cellular and systems-level mechanisms underlying cognitive processes in both health and disease. The department of cognitive sciences and the faculty of medicine wish to cultivate interdisciplinary research in collaboration between two key hubs of brain research at the university. We are confident that this collaboration will constitute a new and unique hub in Israeli brain research that will attract outstanding new researchers and students and generate a thriving academic environment.
Brain research at the Faculty of Medicine spans different aspects of nervous system function in both health and disease: aging, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, spinal injuries, neuroregeneration, motor control, pain, addiction, vision, olfaction, social behavior, synaptic transmission, cellular neurobiology and nervous system development. To understand the function of the neural networks that regulate sense and response in health and disease, brain researchers at the faculty use different biological models including worms, flies, zebra fish, chicks, rodents and humans.
Research at the Cognitive Sciences department is concerned with the study of cognitive mechanisms, e.g., information representation and processing, perception, learning and decision-making and language. To this end, scientists at the department study philosophical, social, computational and neurological aspects of these processes and integrate between the following disciplines: psychology, philosophy, linguistics, computer sciences and neurobiology.
Applicants should hold a PhD or MD degree. The Faculty will consider applicants that have demonstrated excellence and creativity during their doctoral and postdoctoral training. Successful applicants are expected to carry out independent competitive research programs and contribute to undergraduate and graduate teaching.