BGA annual meeting Brisbane, Australia


mergedWelcome to the BGA annual meeting in Brisbane, Australia! 21-23 June 2016, local host Sarah Medland. This is the preliminary program!

Note that this is a preliminary program, which means that order & timing of talks may slightly vary from the final one.  If you find any errors in names, titles, co-authors, assignment of Thompson (T) or Rowe (R) eligibility or other conflict, please email asap.  If you’re unable to attend the meeting, please notify us as soon as possible so that we can adjust the program accordingly.

More info about the meeting can be found HERE.

PhD student or Postdoc in genetic data analysis, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

The Complex Trait Genetics lab ( at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research in Amsterdam (see is seeking applicants for a PhD or Postdoc position in Statistical Genetics/ Bioinformatics.Logo-CTG Research at the department of Complex Trait Genetics focuses on identifying the genetic and environmental causes of individual differences in human traits related to behavior, cognition and mental and physical health. We integrate knowledge from different fields (biology, genetics, neuroimaging, bioinformatics) and use and develop statistical tools to analyze genome-wide data sets for complex traits. If you love analyzing genetic data and working with large data files find via this link more information.

Distinguished chair in Psychology, University of Georgia (USA)


The Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia ( is seeking applicants for the Travis and Mary Osborne Distinguished Chair in Human Behavior Genetics beginning August, 2017. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in Psychology or related field and an established, highly visible research program in the area of human behavioral genetics, broadly defined.

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Postdoc in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Language & Genetics Department, Nijmegen, the Netherlands  

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology (Starting salary: €45,217 – €50,155 p.a.). The host research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain, investigates the genetic basis of human communication and language in large population-based cohorts.

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Postdoc, Ophir Lab, Cornell University (USA)

Postdoctoral opportunity: Genomic mechanisms of animal personality, Cornell University

RATThe Ophir Lab ( at the Cornell University is looking for a postdoctoral candidate with strong bioinformatics skills to investigate the individual variation in behavior and genomic profiles of a non-model system, the African giant pouched rat.


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Sponsored by the Russell Sage Foundation’s Working Group in Biosocial Science
From the evening of Sunday, June 19, to the morning of Friday, July 1, 2016, the Russell Sage Foundation (RSF) will sponsor a new Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics, to be held at the Rutgers University Inn and Conference Center in New Brunswick, New Jersey.

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