Russel Sage Foundation – 2019 Summer Institutes

Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

Dates:  June 9 – 21, 2019                                       Application Deadline:              February 11, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation, in conjunction with the JPB Foundation, will sponsor the third Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics from June 9 – 21, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, political science, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include the interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences. Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 10 years of the Ph.D. Most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered. Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here:  https://www.russellsage.org/summer-institutes.

Questions should be directed to Dan Benjamin at RSF.Genomics.School@gmail.com.

5 Open Rank Tenure Track positions, Penn State University Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (USA)

The Departments of Biobehavioral Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Neural & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminology, in conjunction with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; http://www.ssri.psu.edu/) at The Pennsylvania State University, announce five tenure track positions in substance abuse as part of the University’s recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA; https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu.

We seek colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within the broad areas of: pathways to addiction, criminal justice and/or spillover effects of substance abuse to families and communities (position descriptions below). Continue reading

Childhood Aggression and its Comorbidities Conference

May 6-8 (2019): the ACTION consortium (Aggression in Children: unraveling gene-environment interplay to inform Treatment and InterventioN strategies) organizes a meeting in Sardinia (Italy) on “Childhood Aggression and it comorbidities”.

 

We very warmly invite you to take part. Please follow this link to learn more about the meeting, the facilities and to submit an abstract:

Childhood aggression and its comorbidities: dissemination meeting

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Postdoc, VU University, Amsterdam

The postdoctoral position is part of a multi-year NWO Vidi grant at the VU Amsterdam, led by Dr. Titus Galama. The project is in the interdisciplinary and rapidly developing area of social-science genetics (genoeconomics). The project seeks to quantify the extent to which environments protect against the genetic risk for unhealthy behaviors and for poor human-capital outcomes (education, cognition, etc).

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Open Rank Professor, Social Science and Genetics, New York University Abu Dhabi

The Social Science Division at New York University Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) invites applications for full time faculty positions in New York University Abu Dhabi from scholars working at the intersection of genetics and social sciences.

This tenure/tenure-track appointment is open rank.  We will consider applicants from across social science or social science related disciplines (e.g. sociology, economics, political science, psychology, biological anthropology, psychology and human genetics) with active and cutting-edge research agendas that include, but are not limited to, population genetics and social identity, genetics and human behaviour, critical and historical approaches to the use of genetics in social science and public policy, and bioethics in relation to human genetics.

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Scientific Director, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

The Center for Healthy Minds is seeking a Scientific Director. 

JOB SUMMARY
The Scientific Director plays a critical role on the Senior Leadership Team at the Center for Healthy Minds. This Director works closely with the Founder to set strategy and scientific direction for the Center. The Director manages the execution of this strategy to ensure the Center achieves the goals of the strategic plan. The Director constantly refines their deep understanding of the field to ensure the Center remains at the forefront of science. The Director uses this deep understanding to mentor staff on the current science as well as on where the field is headed. The Director is intimately involved in ongoing analysis of a broad range of data including different modalities of neuroimaging, and other biological and behavioral data. The Director also plays a key role in scientific publication, envisioning publication strategy, parsing complex research into publishable units and ensuring the highest levels of scientific rigor.

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Postdoc, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

University of Wisconsin-Madison, department of Center for Healthy Minds (CHM) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to analyze and publish on data from the Midlife in the US (MIDUS; http://midus.wisc.edu/) national longitudinal study.

This is an NIA-supported study on aging explicitly focused on all of the adult years, including transitions from young adulthood to midlife, and from midlife into old age with multiple longitudinal timepoints covering over 20 years. This is an opportunity to become part of a scientific community that is actively engaged with MIDUS and play a key role in analyzing both extant and new neuroimaging data in relation to sociodemographic, behavioral, cognitive, daily diary, and biomarker data.

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Open Rank Professor, Biobehavioral Health Department, Penn State (USA)

The Department of Biobehavioral Health (https://hhd.psu.edu/bbh) in the College of Health and Human Development (https://hhd.psu.edu) at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for an open rank, tenured/tenure track addiction research faculty member whose research encompasses reducing disparities, including health, education, racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities, that are tied to addiction.

We seek a colleague who has an interdisciplinary research program that integrates behavioral and biological approaches to examine addiction in vulnerable populations, research expertise with populations who are disproportionately at risk for disparities, and research that illuminates how addiction may contribute to disparities in biobehavioral health-relevant processes and/or outcomes.

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Postdoc, University of Colorado at Boulder (USA)

The Institute of Behavioral Science and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics have a developed an innovative training program at the intersection of Demography and Genetics research that is funded by a T32 training grant from NIA (T32AG052371). We are currently searching for a post-doctoral position that will begin September 1, 2019. The candidate will work with faculty in the IBS/IBG training program at the intersection of demographic and genetic research and will train in methods and substance in both areas. It is a one-year position at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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