OPEN POSITIONS

We are actively looking for curious, talented, motivated team members to perform research at all levels.

Current research projects involve working with genetic data generated from ancient skeletal remains and/or archaeological sediment samples to study the genetic makeup of ancient populations.

We have projects consisting of wet lab work, sequencing data analysis, or both.

All available positions are fully funded.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Project description:

The "Neolithic Revolution" from a genetic perspective: we will sequence ancient human genomes to study the genetic makeup of the last hunter-gatherers and of the first farmers in the southern Levant.

Position description:

The position will be fully-funded for a minimum period of two years. The project is open to start, and the position will remain open until filled. Depending on the interest of the chosen candidate, the project can include wet lab work, or can be solely computational.

Required qualifications:

- PhD in biology, archaeological sciences, genomics, computational sciences, or a related field

- Experience working with ancient DNA data

Interested?

Please send a letter of motivation and your CV to viviane@tauex.tau.ac.il

Informal inquiries are also welcome.

POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCHER

Project description:

In this project, we plan to develop analytical pipelines to the study of ancient hominin nuclear DNA retrieved from sediment samples, and apply them to samples of interest, in order to address questions pertaining to our evolutionary history in novel ways.


The project is a collaboration between the Moorjani lab (https://moorjanilab.org/) at the University of California, Berkeley, and the Slon lab (www.slonlab.com) at the University of Tel Aviv, Israel, and will involve exchange of ideas and travel between the two labs.

Position description:

The position will be fully-funded for a minimum of two years. Starting date is flexible, and the position will remain open until filled. The chosen applicant will be hired through the Slon lab at Tel Aviv University.

See here for more details.

Required qualifications:

- PhD in biology, computational sciences, genomics, population genetics, or a related field

- Experience with programming (in C, Python, R, or language of your choice) and data analysis

- Experience working with ancient DNA is an advantage, but not required.

Interested?

Please send a CV, a letter of motivation, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Priya Moorjani (moorjani@berkeley.edu) and to Dr Viviane Slon (viviane@tauex.tau.ac.il)

PHD STUDENTS

Available projects:

We have a variety of projects available across the range of research topics in the lab, including:

- The genetic makeup of pre-historic and proto-historic populations of the southern Levant, as retraced using ancient DNA recovered from skeletal remains and archaeological sediments;

- The development of wet lab and/or computational methods for the recovery and analysis of ancient DNA from sediments, and their application to a variety of ancient sites;

- Leveraging ancient DNA data to study evolutionary processes.

We also welcome discussions on your own project ideas!

Position description:

PhD positions are for a duration of four years, during which the student will receive a scholarship. Several starting dates are possible throughout the academic year (see details here). To start your PhD in the fall semester of 2022, please get in touch before June 10th, 2022.

Required qualifications:

- MSc in biology, archaeological sciences, genomics, computational sciences, or a related field

- Further requirements to enter the PhD program at TAU can be found here

Interested?

Please send a letter of motivation, your CV, and grade transcripts to viviane@tauex.tau.ac.il

Informal inquiries are also welcome.

MSC STUDENTS

Available projects:

We have a variety of projects available across the range of research topics in the lab. We have projects consisting of wet lab work, sequencing data analysis, or both. Get in touch for further details!

Position description:

MSc positions are for a duration of two years, during which the student will receive a scholarship.

Required qualifications:

- BSc in biology, archaeological sciences, genomics, computational sciences, or a related field

- BA graduates may be required to complete additional courses

- Further information and requirements to enter the MSc program at TAU can be found here

Interested?

Please send a letter of motivation, your CV, and grade transcripts to viviane@tauex.tau.ac.il

Informal inquiries are also welcome.