Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Genetically Informed Approaches to the Study of the Prenatal Environment


pregnancyCALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Genetically Informed Approaches to the Study of the Prenatal Environment

Editors: Valerie S Knopik & Jenae M Neiderhiser


Important Dates

Abstract deadline:  November 1, 2014; Full article submission deadline: April 1, 2015


The role of the prenatal environment has increasingly become the focus of much research both from a phenotypic as well as a genetic perspective. The phenotypic literature has found evidence for long-lasting effects of adverse prenatal environments across the lifespan; however, genetically informed studies suggest that these effects are due to genetic and/or other (postnatal) unmeasured environmental influences. Distinguishing among genetic, prenatal environmental and postnatal environmental influences is critical for understanding the underlying mechanisms of a wide variety of behavioral, cognitive and health outcomes throughout the lifespan.

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Post Doctoral Fellow, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute (USA)

Job Title:         Post Doctoral Fellow

  • City:     Philadelphia
  • State:   Pennsylvania
  • Scheduled Shift:         Days
  • Employee Type:          Regular – Full Time
  • Scheduled Days:         Monday through Friday, Saturday & Sunday
  • Requirements:            The successful candidate will have a strong background in genetics, GWAS methods in particular, with an interest in applying these methods to chronic pain, or a strong background in pain studies and an interest and skill set for gaining expertise in genetic methods.

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities, King’s College, London, UK

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Genetics of High Cognitive Abilities to join a collaborative research team headed by Dr Gerome Breen and Professor Robert Plomin (MRC SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London). The post will be based within the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry Research Centre, at the Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. The centre is a world leader in genetic research of cognitive and psychiatric traits, and houses state-of-the-art genomics equipment and bioinformatic infrastructure within a multidisciplinary research environment.

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Assistant professor in human neurogenetics, San Diego (USA)

brain1The Department of Psychology at San Diego State University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Human Neurogenetics. Candidates must hold a PhD in a domain of Psychology or other discipline relevant to the position (e.g., Behavioral Genetics), and would be expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses in the Psychology department, mentor Master’s and Doctoral students, and engage in department, college, and university-level service activities.

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Tenure Track Assistant Professorship, Colorado (USA)

Tenure Track Assistant Professorship, Institute for Behavioral Genetics

 The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an academic appointment in one of the following departments: Psychology and Neuroscience, Integrative Physiology, Computer Science, or Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. We anticipate that the appointment will begin August 2015.

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Tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology, Purdue University

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Purdue University invites applications for a tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology at the Assistant Professor level beginning in the Fall of 2015. The Clinical Program at Purdue University has been continuously accredited by the American Psychological Association since 1948 and, consistent with its clinical science orientation, is a member of the PCSAS Founders’ Circle.

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Postdoctoral fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison

WisconsinPostdoctoral Fellowship in the Training Program in Emotion Research

The Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have two, 3-year postdoctoral fellowship positions starting in Fall 2015. Our program is focused on four areas of current emotion research: Personality, temperament and individual differences (lifespan developmental, genetic, cognitive and biological approaches); Affective neuroscience; Emotions and health; and Emotion and psychopathology.

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