We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic scientists.
We are a multidisciplinary lab, and welcome inquiries from applicants with diverse backgrounds across the life and exact sciences. However, most of our work involves quantitative analysis (theory, modeling, data analysis, etc). Therefore, applicants should be interested in addressing biological questions from a quantitative perspective.
The projects available at the moment are detailed below. However, feel free to contact us if you are especially excited by the group's research even if your profile does not match these positions listed below.
PhD/Postdoc position: How do species evolve within communities?
This project aims to understand how does the presence of additional species affects the strength and targets of selection. To do so, we will compare the phenotypic and genotypic adaptations that occur in species that have been propagated in mono vs coculture.
PhD/Postdoc position: How do bacteria decide when to produce which antibiotics?
This project aims to reveal the cues bacteria use to regulate their antibiotic production and the ecological consequences of this regulation. To do so, we will use high-throughput culturing in nanodroplets to map the biotic and abiotic conditions that induce the production of secondary metabolites.
Joining the group
If you'd like to join the lab, email Jonathan and explain why you are interested in the lab. When writing your email, use the phrase "[Position Inquiry]" in the subject line (including the brackets). Also, please follow this academia-specific advice as well as this general one. (If you're reading this, you're already ahead of the game.)
Postdoctoral fellows: Interest in the lab's research and a record of excellence in your graduate career are the only requirements for successful candidates. In addition to the funded positions available at the lab, there are multiple external funding opportunities for those interested in training in the lab. A full list is detailed here.
Undergraduate students: We welcome inquires from HUJI undergraduates that are enrolled in the "Amirim" program, or those who would like to do their senior year research exercise in the lab.
Summer/visiting students: There are multiple opportunities for short stays for students from specific institutions, as detailed here. Rarely, the lab also hosts outstanding students from other institutions, though we have very limited funds to do so.