Joint Australia/Israel PhD Position - now open for applications

PhD scholarship available for joint Israel-Australia project on prediction and brain oscillations (Hogendoorn & Landau labs)

A PhD scholarship is available in Dr. Hinze Hogendoorn’s and Dr. Ayelet Landau’s respective labs as part of a joint PhD program organised by The University of Melbourne (Australia) and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). The project will study the role of brain oscillations in predictive visual processing using psychophysics and time-resolved EEG decoding.

The 3-year PhD position is part of a Jerusalem-Melbourne Joint PhD Program ( The successful candidate will spend part of their candidature in Australia and part in Israel. Upon completion, the candidate will obtain a degree from both the University of Melbourne and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Travel funds are available to facilitate the transition at half time of the candidature.

The candidate will be supervised by Dr. Hinze Hogendoorn at UoM ( and by Dr. Ayelet Landau at HUJI (

The successful candidate will have:

- An Undergraduate (with Honours) or Master’s degree in Cognitive (neuro)science, Biology, Psychology, Computer Science, or related discipline

- Demonstrable programming skill in Matlab, Python, or comparable language is desirable

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills in English (written and spoken)

- Intrinsic motivation and initiative

- An affinity for international collaboration

- Previous research experience with experimental psychology or cognitive neuroscience techniques (psychophysics, EEG, fMRI, TMS etc) is desirable.

Submissions should include
a) a cover letter addressing the motivation for the application and the selection criteria,
b) a curriculum vitae, including contact details of two references
c) a transcript of recent university marks and certificates of previous degree(s).
For any questions and for submission of applications please email Hinze Hogendoorn at or Ayelet Landau at Applications will be considered until the position is filled.