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Potential postdocs seeking an opportunity in Israel can navigate this directory to locate a relevant supervisor in STEM fields.

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Ariel University

Postdoctoral candidates at Ariel University (AU) work closely together with leading scientists in a wide range of fields.

Postdoctoral scholars are encouraged to learn and think creatively, while developing interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to real-world contemporary challenges as part of diverse research teams.

Under the umbrella of the Research and Development Authority, our postdoctoral scholars are provided every resource needed to succeed: guidance from caring and committed mentors; state-of-the-art labs, facilities, and research centers; access to up-to-the minute findings and literature; scholarships; and advice about available research grants, conferences, and social events.

Ariel University is Israel’s newest and fastest growing research university, committed to academic excellence. More than 17,000 Israeli and international students, spanning our bachelor, master, doctoral, and postdoctoral programs, call our campus and facilities home.

The university is recognized both within Israel and internationally as standing at the vanguard of research. AU boasts faculties in Engineering, Natural Sciences, Social Science and Humanities, Architecture, Communication, Health Science, as well as the Adelson School of Medicine, Israel’s newest medical school. Together, these academic units create the stimulating environment that permeates our campus.

We invite you to join our community and develop as a scholar and person, to expand your horizons and discover a new world from our campus.

Bar-Ilan University

Bar-Ilan University is consistently ranked in the top two percent of all universities throughout the world.

The university’s milestone achievements in the sciences, humanities, and all fields of human endeavor have made an indelible imprint on Israel and the world.

There are nine faculties: Medicine, Engineering, Law, Life Sciences, Exact Sciences, Social Sciences, Education, Jewish Studies, and Humanities. All faculties are active partners in Israel’s national science and technology initiatives, among others.

The university’s research centers span across a wide range of disciplines including nanotechnology, physics, medicinal chemistry, life sciences, mathematics, brain research, medicine, computers, robotics, music, law, Jewish studies, Bible studies, archaeology, and more.

The academic standard at Bar-Ilan University is among the highest in the country. The university’s prizewinning professors and researchers are internationally recognized for their academic achievements and lead significant advancements in research in their fields.

The International School offers excellent, highly rated postgraduate research opportunities, most of which are taught and supervised entirely in English. All professors and researchers are personally committed to providing their students and fellows with a first-rate education, cultivating independent thinking and personal growth.

The International School’s Student Services Center provides full support to international students and serves as a one-stop, home-away-from-home address to care for students’ needs.

Bar-Ilan University believes that all postdoctoral researchers will benefit enormously from choosing to complete their postgraduate research in one of its top-quality faculties and research centers.

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Ben-Gurion University of the Negev

A postdoctoral fellowship at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, home to transformative research in a supportive environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) has a long-standing tradition of groundbreaking research in areas such as alternative energy, water resource management, sustainability and climate change, data science, cybersecurity, autonomous robotics, cleantech, as well as medicine, management, and traditional fields in the humanities and social sciences. The university is also a global leader in entrepreneurship and innovation, engaging the entire university community in a range of entrepreneurial initiatives, including a unique accelerator and a venture capital fund.

BGU is proud of its trans-disciplinary perspectives and its extensive collaborations with industry – from leading national and transnational corporations to government and public institutions in Israel and abroad – offering researchers access to the knowledge, connections, and advanced technology this entails. As a comprehensive university involved in a broad spectrum of knowledge and research fields, trans-disciplinary collaborations between departments and faculties are a matter of course.

The open-minded ethos of the University encourages original thinking and the exchange of ideas, supporting the cross-disciplinary research taking place at several national research institutes housed in the University, as well as more than 60 interdisciplinary research centers. These combine with cutting-edge laboratories and research infrastructure to attract top-notch young faculty members and visiting scholars.

We are committed to supporting your academic success while maintaining the highest academic standards of excellence. BGU is the place for your postdoc: first-rate advisors who are significant contributors to their fields at the international level will ensure that your work engages current scientific discourse and help secure your success.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) is Israel’s leading research institution and ranks among the world’s 100 leading universities.

Our goal is to expand the boundaries of knowledge for all humanity and to foster the next generation of leaders. Founded in 1918 by visionaries, including Albert Einstein and Sigmund Freud, HU is ranked among the world’s 100 leading universities. To date, HU faculty and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, one Fields Medal and one Abel Prize.

We currently have over 600 academic agreements with institutions in 60 countries; 78 competitive research grants from the European Research Council (ERC); 250 student exchange agreements with 56 institutions in 33 countries; 144 courses for the study of 24 languages; 370 postdoctoral researchers from 48 countries; and 1,200 students from 50 countries enrolled at our Rothberg International School.

The Open University of Israel

The Open University of Israel (OUI) is a distance-education university. It is one of ten public universities in Israel recognized by the Council of Higher Education (CHE).  

The Open University’s teaching methods are based primarily on distance learning technologies, with the option of face-to-face tutorial sessions. Campuses are located in Ra’anana, Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa, Beersheba, Givat Haviva, and Nazareth, in addition to approximately 50 study centers located throughout the country.

Most students study remotely from their homes in Israel and around the world. As in other higher education institutions, graduation from the OUI is contingent upon successfully fulfilling degree requirements; English-language proficiency is also required. The university offers bachelor’s degrees, as well as a number of master’s degree programs, and a doctoral program in education.

OUI hosts postdoctoral researchers in all research fields. Exact science postdocs conduct their research in labs located at various facilities in Israel, from the north to the south. OUI supports postdocs regarding visas, administrative issues, health insurance, and arrival to Israel. The university also arranges for accommodations for the first days of the postdocs stay in Israel.

The research dean’s office accompanies the postdocs throughout their time in Israel and gives personal attention to each postdoc to make them feel part of the Open University family.

Reichman University

Reichman University was founded in 1994 by Prof. Uriel Reichman to train the future leadership of the State of Israel.

From the outset, the institution was modeled after the elite universities in the United States – it does not receive funding from the governmental budgetary system for higher education and is run as a public benefit corporation. The university’s current president is Prof. Rafi Melnick.

Reichman University students are educated in light of the motto “Freedom and Responsibility,” and alongside the emphasis placed on excellence in research and teaching, prominence is given to social responsibility and community involvement. Since its inception, about 36,000 graduates have earned their diplomas from Reichman University.

Reichman University offers undergraduate and graduate programs, including PhD programs in social sciences and computer science, with a strong research output. Our interdisciplinary research is renowned world-wide in both competitive grants and publications. We have over 150 tenure-track researchers across 10 schools with more than 30 research centers, labs and institutes, working on over 100 active grants and projects annually.

Reichman University is an active member of various international research consortia, for example the Law Schools Global League; the ALEUESS consortium of leading European social science universities; and the McDonnell International Scholars Academy.

Over the last five years, Reichman University has participated in more than 40 consortia – numerous national funding agencies, Horizon2020 research groups, ERC projects, and COST Actions.

Reichman University has institutional cooperation agreements with over 100 academic institutions abroad, dozens of them with leading European institutes. These agreements include student exchanges, faculty exchanges, and research cooperation between the different institutions and their faculty members.

The Technion

The Technion is Israel’s oldest institution of higher education with a long history of innovation.

It has evolved from a small technical university into a world-leading  institution, consistently ranked among the world’s top 50 science and technology  research universities. Since its founding in 1912, the Technion has remained dedicated to  pioneering new technologies to anticipate and meet the current and future needs of  humanity.

The Technion is home to world-renowned engineers, physicians, professors, and  scientists, including three Nobel Laureates. The institution has also played a leading role  in fostering Israel’s “Start-Up Nation” economy and has produced some of the most  successful start-up founders.

In 2009, Technion International was established to oversee international academic  programs and initiatives, as well as academic agreements with foreign partners, which  include more than 200 universities and research institutions. Today, students across the  globe are enrolled in programs offered through Technion International, including postdoctoral fellowship tracks.

Technion International provides a wide range of support services for all students who  come to study from abroad, including those enrolled in postdoctoral programs. The office  arranges visas for visiting family members, guidance in opening bank accounts, housing  support, and assistance with nursery and kindergarten registration. Technion  International also plays a large role in supporting the social needs of its students,  arranging activities, excursions, and networking events. The main goal of the Technion  International team of administrators is to provide a safety net to students who need extra support while overcoming the obstacles that come with living and studying abroad.

Tel Aviv University

Tel Aviv University (TAU) is the largest university in Israel, home to 30,000 students, and 1,200 researchers.

TAU is the center for teaching and research in the nonstop city of Tel Aviv, ranking fifth in the world for entrepreneurship, sixteenth for faculty citation impact, and eighth for the number of graduates establishing unicorn companies (worth $1+ billion).

Bringing together research and innovation, TAU houses 125 research institutions, 400 labs, Israel’s biggest Cancer Center (17 affiliated hospitals), and RAMOT – Technology Transfer Company, which has 100 start-up companies, 5,000 patent applications, and 1,300 inventions. All of this innovation infrastructure is shared with over 150 partner universities and 70 industry partners from Israel and worldwide, which are boosted by TAU’s proximity to Israel’s high-tech and biotech hub.

Our international students are supported 24/7 by our excellent on-campus student life team. From the moment they arrive in Israel until they finish their studies with us, they enjoy tailor-made social and cultural activities to learn more about Tel Aviv and Israel, and to connect with other students and university staff.

The University of Haifa

The University of Haifa is the largest research university in Northern Israel.

Located on the top of Mount Carmel, and surrounding the magnificent Bay of Haifa, its campus is home to over 18,000 students.

Founded in 1963, the University of Haifa received full accreditation in 1972. Since then, it grew into a worldwide recognized institution dedicated to academic and research excellence.

The University is composed of six faculties: Humanities, Social Sciences, Education, Law, Social Welfare and Health Sciences, Natural Sciences, and of the School of Marine Sciences. With its large number of departments, schools, research centers, and institutes, the university has gained an international reputation in many fields of research.

The University of Haifa is known for its unique atmosphere of tolerance and multiculturalism.

Each year, the University of Haifa hosts postdoctoral researchers from all over the world. Our excellent supervisors, faculties, departments, labs and centers offer postdocs the opportunity to carry out breakthrough studies with a large array of research tools.

Our international postdocs receive all necessary instructions towards visa arrangements, necessary documentation, and arrival at the University of Haifa through the Graduate Studies Authority, and once in Haifa, are assisted by the Welcome Center of the International School in their administrative procedures. We ensure our postdocs know they have where to turn to from the moment they register to a postdoctoral program.

Weizmann Institute of Science

Scientific Research for the Future of Humanity

The Weizmann Institute of Science is one of the world’s leading basic research institutions. It is comprised of 260 experimental and theoretical research groups across five faculties—Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics and Computer Science. Insights that emerge from its labs help provide a fundamental understanding of the human body and the universe, and lead to advances in medicine, technology, and the environment. The prestigious list of achievements of the Weizmann Institute include Nobel Prize and Turing Award laureates.

The Feinberg Graduate School is the academic arm of the Weizmann Institute of Science responsible for all student and postdoctoral affairs. The Weizmann Institute of Science has a diverse community of researchers, students and postdoctoral scholars, who are brought together by the campus atmosphere of scholarship, excellence and cooperation. At the Feinberg Graduate School, you can obtain a postdoctoral research position in all previously mentioned areas and in science teaching.

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