Postdoc Position: Experimental Biology of Vertebrate Aging and Age-Related Diseases


The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Date Posted: 05/27/2020
City: Jerusalem
Country: Israel
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral; Full-Time
Website: http://

Description & Details

The lab of Dr. Itamar Harel is using state-of-the-art genome engineering, in-vivo imaging, single-cell, and computational approaches, to explore fundamental questions in aging biology, such as why is aging such a strong driver of disease? And what is the molecular basis behind the outstanding diversity of vertebrate lifespan (which can reach up to 1000-fold differences between vertebrates). We are currently looking for two talented and enthusiastic postdocs to join us, as part of a well funded project.

Aging is the primary risk factor for many human pathologies, including cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases, cancer, and diabetes. Yet, understanding how and why we age remains one of the biggest challenges in biology. To address a major challenge in aging research, the lack of a short-lived vertebrate model, we have developed the first genetic platform for rapid exploration of aging and disease in the African turquoise killifish; the shortest-lived vertebrate model with a lifespan of 4-6 months (Harel et al, Cell 2015).

We are looking for highly motivated postdocs interested in cutting-edge aging research. Have a look at our current lab members, and recent activities. You will work on cutting-edge research in a young and international lab, and can choose to focus on either computational or experimental approaches. Our lab is located at the beautiful Giv’at Ram campus (The Hebrew University, Jerusalem).

Qualifications: We are looking for highly motivated candidates with either experimental or computational training. Suitable candidates should have (or are about to obtain) a PhD degree, and be fluent in English.

To Apply: If you are interested in joining the lab, please send an email to that includes your CV, contact details for 2-3 references, and a brief statement detailing your experimental and/or computational skills and why you are interested in our work.