THIS YEAR’S BGA ANNUAL MEETING TOOK PLACE IN BOSTON, June 20-23, WITH LOCAL HOST BEN NEALE
Highlights of the program were keynotes by Professors Hill Goldsmith, Mark Daly, Elise Robinson, and Bill Iacono.
We congratulate the following BG members that were awarded:
- Thompson Award: Fleur Meddens
- Rowe Award: Spencer Huggett
- Fulker Award: Pierre Roubertoux et al. (doi: 10.1007/s10519-017-9835-5)
- Fuller Scott Award: Lucia Colodro Conde, Scott Vrieze
- Dobzhansky Award: Margaret Gatz
- FABBS Award: Karin Verweij
You can find the total program here: http://programme.exordo.com/bga18/ , and more information can be found at the conference page.
The GESIS workshop week on “Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research” takes place October 8-12, 2018 at GESIS Cologne, Germany.
The purpose of this workshop week is to familiarize social scientists with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. All workshops offer hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research.
Postdoc in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology.
The host research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain, investigates the genetic basis of social communication, language and interaction in large population-based cohorts.
(Starting salary: €47,399 – €52,573 p.a.)
We have an exciting three-year postdoctoral position to study genetic risk factors for mental disorders and their manifestations in traits, symptoms and diagnoses during different developmental stages from birth to adulthood. Additional aims are to examine the potential influences of gender and environmental exposures on whether genetic risk factors for mental disorders are manifested in mental health problems. The postdoctoral fellow will work on novel data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including longitudinal follow-up of more than 100,000 children and their parents from pregnancy onwards, genotype data and linkage to national registries.
We are inviting applications for two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or related fields with an interest in cardiometabolic traits and diseases.
The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (VIPBG; vipbg.vcu.edu) is pleased to invite applications for postdoctoral training with a focus on mental health. The Institute offers a rich interdisciplinary training environment. Institute faculty include leaders in the fields of behavioral and psychiatric genetics and represent a wide range of scientific backgrounds from molecular and statistical genetics to epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry.
We are looking for bright, motivated postdoctoral applicants with experience in programming, statistics, genetics and/or behavioral sciences to help us develop methods to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using genome-wide data. This NIH funded work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado, Boulder (Matthew Keller, Luke Evans, & Matt Jones) in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Queensland, Australia (Peter Visscher & Jian Yang).
Dear members, due to a change in the membership system some of you received confusing emails. Please read the announcement below:
BGA has moved to a new membership and conference management system, 123Signup, which does not use PayPal for payments. Therefore, you received an email that the treasurer cancelled any future PayPal payments. This, in order to prevent double-billing in the future.
To be clear: Your BGA membership has NOT been cancelled and it IS ACTIVE and fully paid! In addition, we would request that you NOT re-enroll via PayPal!
Your memberships were automatically transferred to the new system. One-month before each membership expires, you will start receiving messages from BGA asking that you renew your membership through 123Signup. At that time, you will be able to choose between annual renewal or automatic renewal in the new system.
There is actually nothing you need to do at this time. You may update your profile, request a printed copy of the journal Behavior Genetics, and register for the upcoming conference at any time using 123Signup.
We apologize for the confusion! BGA definitely values your membership and I appreciate your patience as we transition to this new membership system!
Best Wishes, Julie Grant, BGA Treasurer and Membership Committee Chair
FIMM is currently seeking up to 6 Postdoctoral Researchers in Statistical and/or Translational Genomics for the new Centre of Excellence in Complex Disease Genetics for a fixed-term of two years with a possibility of extension for a third year. Find more details HERE.
Postdoctoral Fellow in Affective, Cognitive, and Aging Neuroscience
Degree and area of specialization:
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or Psychology
Experience in neuroimaging research in emotion, cognition, and/or aging preferred.
We welcome applications for a postdoctoral position in developmental cognitive neuroscience in the research group headed by Dr. Terje Falck-Ytter, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet.