The Friedman Lab
Ecology & evolution of microbial communities
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.
We do not have any specific positions available at the moment. However, we always welcome inquires from individuals that are especially excited about the group's research.
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, please use the phrase "[Position Inquiry]" in the subject line (including the brackets) and 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 funded positions that are sometimes available at the lab, there are multiple external funding opportunities for those interested in joining the lab. A full list is detailed here.
Graduate students: Graduate students in the lab can pursue their degree with several programs at the Hebrew University, including Agroecology and Biotechnology.
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.