Once you can sincerely say, "I don't know," then it becomes possible to get at the truth.
(Robert A. Heinlein)
Interested in joining the Martin group?
We are open year-round to inquiries from suitable candidates, be it for a M.Sc. rotation, an M.Sc. thesis project, a Ph.D. position, or a postdoctoral position. Acceptance is a function of available funding, including any competitive fellowships the applicant has a chance of getting.
For obvious reasons, rotation and M.Sc. thesis students have to be enrolled in the Weizmann Institute M.Sc. program.
Applicants for a Ph.D. level position should satisfy the admission requirements to the Ph.D. Program of the Feinberg Graduate School, full details of which (as well as salary and benefits information) are available here. Ph.D. positions at WIS are generally for about 4 years, with a trial period that runs until the student passes (or, alas, fails) the WIS Proposal Examination (usually after about 1 year).
Applicants for a postdoctoral position should be no later than three years after their Ph.D. (It is OK to apply while you are still awaiting defense or thesis approval.) Details of salary and benefits for postdocs at the Institute are available here. Postdoctoral positions will be for 1 year, extendable by mutual agreement. Unlike in the past, all postdocs at WIS receive the same fellowship and benefits (details here), regardless of marital status or prior postdoctoral experience.
How to apply
Rotation and M.Sc. applicants may contact me informally (as they are already at Weizmann). Ph.D. and postdoctoral applicants should Email me a CV, list of publications, and contact information for at least two references. (Please do not send "to whom it may concern" reference letters with your application.) Please avoid sending Word files: the preferred format for sending formatted documents is PDF. Email: gershom AT weizmann DOT ac DOT il
For foreign applicants, fluency in English is an absolute “must”.
Good computer skills (Unix/Linux, Mac OS X an asset) and willingness to acquire more.
The desire to learn more about theory than “button-pushing”.
Programming skills (particularly Fortran), or at least willingness to acquire them.
Aptitude for scientific writing and reporting in English.
A good background in one or more of the following: theoretical chemistry, organometallic chemistry, biochemistry.
Ability to work creatively and independently.