Postdocs, NIMH/ Alpert Medical School of Brown University, RI (USA)

NIMH/ Alpert Medical School of Brown University Research Training Program in Child Mental Health offers postdoctoral fellowship positions.hands

The Research Training Program in Child Mental Health prepares post-residency psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of child mental health as full-time University faculty members.

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“Genetics and Human Agency”, University of Virginia, VA, (USA)

I am pleased to announce the establishment of a three year funding program, “Genetics and Human Agency,” supported by the John Templeton Foundation. We will be funding more than $3 million in scholarship at the interface of philosophy and behavior genetics. Special emphasis will be placed on collaborations between philosophers and empirical scientists, junior investigators, and science journalism. A request for proposals will be issued soon.

In the meantime, I am looking for a post-doc to participate in my lab activities in the behavior genetics of complex behavior, as well as supporting the efforts of the new project. See this link for more information.

TurkheimerEric Turkheimer, PhD, Hugh Scott Hamilton Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia

Postdoc, Center for Human Genetics Research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston (USA)


The Petryshen labMRIoratory within the Center for Human Genetics Research at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston MA is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow to join an NIMH-funded international collaborative project investigating the genetic basis of brain abnormalities in schizophrenia.


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Postdoctoral Position, Virginia Commonwealth University, VA, (USA)

Postdoctoral Position Available at Virginia Commonwealth University

Postdoctoral position available to study gene-environment interplay in the development of substance use and related behavioral outcomes.  The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work across gene identification studies; longitudinal, community-based samples with genotypic data; and twin studies.

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PhD positions, The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS), Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

2016 IMPRS for Language Sciences PhD positions

The IMPRS for Language Sciences is now advertising three fully funded PhD positions. The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is the leading research school in the world devoted to studying the foundations of human language. It is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour, and the Centre for Language Studies of the Radboud University. The research school offers unrivalled training, top facilities (from genetics labs, advanced brain imaging techniques, psychology labs to supported fieldwork opportunities), and an outstanding interdisciplinary environment (see

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Postdoctoral position, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (USA)

A Postdoctoral Research position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Marina Guizzetti, Department of Behavioral Neuroscience at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).

dendriteThe main research interest of Dr. Guizzetti’s laboratory is the identification of novel mechanisms of astrocyte-neuron interactions involved in neuronal structural plasticity. In particular, we are investigating mechanisms of neurite outgrowth/dendritic arborization modulated by extracellular matrix proteins and extracellular matrix protease systems released by astrocytes and their alterations in in vitro and in vivo models of FASD. Furthermore, we are interested in characterizing the epigenetic mechanisms involved in the effects of ethanol on astrocytes leading to alteration in astrocyte secreted proteins.
We use pharmacological, biochemical, genetic, and behavioral tools both in vivo and in vitro to address these questions.

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2016 International Workshop on Statistical Genetic Methods for Human Complex Traits

THE 2016 INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON STATISTICAL GENETIC METHODS FOR HUMAN COMPLEX TRAITS (formerly the `Methodology of Twin and Family Studies Introductory Workshop):

MARCH 7th – MARCH 11th, 2016

The next workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 7th-11th, 2016. Much of the application programming will be based on OpenMx, developed by Dr. Michael Neale & colleagues for the flexible analysis of genetically informative data. Michael Neale serves as the Academic Director for the workshop and Sarah Medland as Associate Director. They are joined by an outstanding faculty from universities around the world.

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