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Current Positions Available

MSc candidates = 0 
PhD candidates = 2
PostDoc Fellows = 1

The Papathanos Lab at HUJI in Rehovot is recruiting PhD and Postdoctoral researchers with an interest in developing new genetic tools for insect pest control and to explore insect genome biology. The positions are available immediately. Potential candidates are encouraged to contact Phi ( with a cover letter, a CV including contact information for references.



The Insect Genetics Lab at the Department of Entomology in Rehovot is developing state-of-the-art genetics tools to study and control insect pest populations. We work on a number of insect species including agricultural insect pests, model flies and mosquitoes and draw extensively from areas of synthetic biology, genetic engineering, population genetics and functional genomics. Key areas of research include the development of insect gene drives and deepening our understand of the content and function of insect sex chromosomes. See here for ongoing research projects.


Profile of Recruits

Candidates should have deep interest in applied molecular insect science, genomics and entomology. Candidates will be expected to lead or support research in the laboratory. Previous experience will depend on the position being filled. Valuable experience includes genetics and molecular biology, programming, genomics and rearing insects or other laboratory models.


Department and lab

The successful candidates will be joining the Department of Entomology in the beautiful Rehovot campus of the Hebrew University at the Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment in Israel. Our department unites a diverse range of researchers working on various aspects of entomology, including mating systems, reproduction, control, ecology and neurophysiology. The department is a stimulating environment for collaboration, networking and education. The Insect Genetics lab is the most recent addition to the Department of Entomology and contains state of the art facilities for engineering of insect biology.

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