Postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR)

Candidates interested in conducting postdoctoral research at the Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research (BIDR) are invited to apply for postdoctoral fellowships from the Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation. These fellowships are for the 2019-2020 academic year and are eligible to be renewed for a second year. Postdoctoral positions are available for scholars performing research in topics related to drylands, including: desert ecology, solar energy, environmental physics, architecture and urban planning, rainfed and irrigated agriculture, hydrology, aquaculture, environmental microbiology, desalination and water treatment, and biotechnology. A detailed list of the various research activities of the Institutes’ faculty can be found at
Candidates should contact a prospective supervisor to develop a research program with him/her before applying for the BCSC postdoctoral fellowship.
 Fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis to candidates who received their Ph.D. degree within the last five years from the start date of the postdoctoral position.
 The program is open to scientists from all over the world.
 The current value of a yearly BCSC fellowship is approximately $25,000 USD (paid in NIS (Israeli currency)). Housing costs are not included.
 Exceptional candidates may be awarded the prestigious Jacob Blaustein Fellowship, which includes a yearly fellowship of approximately $27,000 USD (paid in NIS (Israeli currency)), a roundtrip air ticket, and complementary lodging at the BIDR’s student/scholar housing unit. All applicants are automatically considered for this fellowship and no additional material is required to apply.
 The deadline for applications is March 3, 2019 and applicants will be notified of the BCSC Steering Committee’s decision in May 2019.
 Fellowships are not available to those who received their Ph.D. at BGU.
 Detailed instructions on the preparation and submission of applications can be found at:
For further information concerning the Jacob Blaustein Institutes, please visit: The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research
or contact:
Hagit Yahel -The Jacob Blaustein Center for Scientific Cooperation,
The Jacob Blaustein Institutes for Desert Research.
Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Sede Boqer Campus, 84990 Israel.
Fax: 972-8-659-6718
E-mail: Tel: 972-8-659-6717