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Faculty Position – Mental Health & Neuroscience

Faculty Position – Mental Health & Neuroscience
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute – Brisbane Australia

We are currently seeking to employ outstanding independent (mid-career to senior) researcher/s (Faculty) with a track record of success in publications and attracting externally competitive grant funding.  We invite applications from all areas of Mental Health and Neuroscience research including applicants who focus on: bioinformatic, cellular, clinical, economic, epidemiological, genomic, imaging, methodological, neuroscience or pharmacological approaches
The Mental Health and Neuroscience Program includes 8 research groups working in a diverse range of areas from Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience working across a range of approaches including epidemiology, genetics and genomics and clinical research. We are seeking research leaders conducting high-quality mental health and neuroscience research to expand the Program. Successful applicants will be expected to lead their own research projects as well as contributing to the Program through collaboration and committee involvement.
For further information:  For more information go to https://qimrberghofer.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=521529&from=  or contact Sarah Medland, Program Director Mental Health and Neuroscience via email sarah.medland@qimrberghofer.edu.au
Closing Date: 15 January 2023

Two Doctoral Positions at the University of Oslo – The European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN)

Two PhD fellowships are available at the PROMENTA Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (UiO). The PhD fellows will be working in the European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN). The PhD fellows at UiO will working on integrating genetic and social science approaches to study intergenerational transmission of educational performance and school variation in genetic and environmental effects under supervision of professors Eivind Ystrom, Alexandra Havdahl, and two professors from European institutions in the ESSGN.

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Purdue University Research Program On STEM Education (PURPOSE) Postdoctoral Training Initiative in Human Development and Family Studies is seeking FOUR postdoctoral scholars

PURPOSE is a National Science Foundation-funded institutional postdoctoral training program which is hosted through the Center for Early Learning in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. The training program is recruiting four two-year postdocs in the areas of early childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning and development in informal and/or formal learning environments (i.e., home and school environments). Continue reading

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive and Brain Aging

We are seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows for a major NIA funded longitudinal study of cognitive and brain aging in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the top research departments in the United States. The post-doctoral fellows work primarily on the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA); the PIs are Drs. William Kremen, Carol Franz, and Michael Lyons. VETSA constitutes a rich interdisciplinary study that can address a wide variety of important research questions elucidating risk and protective factors for cognitive and brain aging as well as life course development from over 1600 subjects. Three waves of in-depth cognitive, psychosocial and health, biomarker, GWAS, and MRI data in twins are completed. Wave 4 data collection started in 2020. The study has been ongoing since 2002. The fellowship also includes opportunities to participate in several international consortia, including CHARGE, ENIGMA, IGEMS, and PGC. Continue reading

Post-Doctoral Position at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow with strong data analytic and collaborative skills to join a team of researchers focused on rigor, reproducibility, and transparency and/or statistical and data analytic research in the obesity, nutrition, or aging research domains. Continue reading

Research Scientist at the University of Minnesota

Professor Scott Vrieze and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research are seeking a research scientist to investigate the nature, origins, and development of addiction, psychopathology, and related conditions using genetically informative designs. These include genome-wide association studies, whole genome sequencing data, and large longitudinal twin and adoption designs. Full ad is here:

Tenure-Track Assistant Professorship in University of Minnesota Clinical Psychology

The Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is hiring for a tenure track assistant professorship, the “Hathaway Endowed Assistant Professorship in Clinical Psychology”. This is a tenure track position in the clinical psychology program. Please consider applying to join us in Minnesota! The full ad is listed here: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/350496