Postdoctoral researcher or research assistant (F/M) for flow and transport in microfluidic porous media

Open position for a postdoctoral researcher or research assistant (F/M) for flow and transport in microfluidic porous media

We seek a postdoctoral researcher or research assistant (F/M) for a new research group at MIGAL – Galilee Research Institute, working on the nexus of soil science, environmental hydrology, and experimental fluid mechanics using porous media microfluidic flow experiments.

The aim is to investigate the impact of porous medium structure on unsaturated flow processes (such as drainage, infiltration, and drying), solute transport and mixing in heterogeneous porous media, and more. The primary motivation is understanding how these processes impact the fate of pollutants, microbial activity, and root activity in soils.


  • Designing and constructing microfluidic experimental systems mimicking porous environmental media (soil, sediment, or rock)
  • Performing flow experiments with fluorescent tracers, acquiring images, processing, and analyzing them.
  • Summarizing results, writing and publishing articles and reports, and presenting results at conferences. (Depending on the specific role)
  • Instructing and supervising students (Depending on the specific role)
  • Logistic management of the lab, equipment, and materials.


  • Masters or Ph.D. in natural or engineering sciences or other relevant fields
  • Experience with MATLAB or Python – required 
  • Experience in laboratory flow experiments – highly preferred
  • Experience with microfluidic fabrication techniques and flow experiments – highly preferred
  • Knowledge of image processing and analysis – preferred 
  • Knowledge of numerical simulations with Comsol or OpenFOAM – preferred 
  • Independent learning and working ability, diligence, reliability, high organization level, and good communication skills.

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