Postdoc and PhD/MA positions

Two Postdoc and Two PhD/MA positions are available in the Baruch Ivcher’s Institute for Brain, Cognition and Technology headed by Prof. Amir Amedi (Prof. Amedi) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya (IDC), Israel.

Two positions are funded by the European Research Council Grant (NovelExperiSENSE) to study the nature vs. nurture factors in shaping brain specialization using novel technologies developed by the lab (Click here for more information).

The lab publishes cutting edge neuroscience and technology papers in leading journals like J. Neuroscience, Current Biology, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications, Neuron etc. For more lay language information about the two projects see the Haaretz cover story.

Another two positions are part of a new Joy Venters grant “Space Body Sound” which involves developing mind body interventions (MBIs) for achieving beneficial mental and emotional goals in health and disease, and testing them using our unique multi-sensory space, physiological recordings and fMRI.

Equipment in the lab:

  • One of a kind multi-sensory Ambisonics Room with 97 speakers and screens for multi-sensory stimulation

  • Set-up for physiological recordings

  • Touch and auditory devices for augmentation and sensory substitution and

  • VR and motion capture system

  • A dedicated research MRI centre equipped with a 3T scanner located in the lab building with almost unlimited access to brain imaging acquisition 


Job Description:

We are looking for highly motivated and independent researchers for fully funded positions who have interest in multi-sensory perception/integration, and brain functional and structural imaging (fMRI, resting-state fMRI and DTI). The selected candidate will design and conduct novel behavioral and imaging studies, and analyze the collected data.

Experience in either:

(1) Leading at least one paper in the field of Neuroimaging


(2) Background in machine learning / computer science.

Additional required qualifications and skills:

  • BA / MA in Cognitive Neuroscience or related field, e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Engineering or similar (for PhD positions).

  • PhD in Cognitive Neuroscience or related field, e.g. Psychology, Neuroscience, Cognitive Science, Computer Science, Engineering or similar (for Postdoc positions).

  • Programming proficiency, preferably in Matlab, R, or Python.

  • Excellent analytical and statistical skills

  • Experience in designing, conducting and analysing fMRI experiments

  • Experience in designing, conducting and analysing behavioural and/or EEG experiments

  • Excellent scientific writing and communication skills, documented by peer-reviewed publications

  • Ability to work independently

  • Ability to supervise junior students


  • Experience in advanced fMRI analysis methods, e.g. retinotopic mapping, multi-variate pattern analysis, representational similarity analysis, or machine learning approaches.

The positions do not require teaching, but there is the opportunity to gain teaching and supervision experience if desired. The Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya (IDC) is a bilingual university (Hebrew&English). Israel is multilingual and multicultural, offers a high standard of living and great opportunities for outdoor activities. Herzliya is a vibrant city located between Tel-Aviv and Netanya, both lie within commuting distance. Salaries are in accordance with the guidelines of the Interdisciplinary Center of Herzliya (IDC). Start dates are flexible.

Informal enquiries and applications including CV, motivation letter and contact details of at least 2 referees should be sent to