BGA annual meeting in Boston

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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. 

 

‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’, London (UK)

The Royal Society organizes a meeting entitled ‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’. This meeting, which takes place on 4 – 5 February 2019, will discuss the use of ‘big’ high-quality data sets in behavioural science. These meetings aim to provide a platform for leaders in the field, as well as early career scientists, to meet for networking and discussion. More information on the speakers and programme can be found on our website.

Registration for this meeting is free, but participants are required to register in advance of the meeting.

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in human psychoneuroimmunology research at the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison

We are seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to help implement new projects and analyze data associated with NIH-funded studies that examine the role of emotion and its neural underpinnings on the regulation of inflammation in individuals with chronic inflammatory disease. The successful applicant will be responsible for analysis of neuroimaging, immune, and behavioral data and will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through publication of their work in scientific journals, presentations at scientific meetings, and engagement with the community.

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Postdoctoral Research position in Austin, Texas (USA)

Summary: Postdoctoral Research position in Austin, Texas to work under the supervision of Dr. Elliot Tucker-Drob in the development and application of multivariate statistical methods in psychiatric genetics and sociogenomics. This work is currently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (R01AG054628) and the Jacobs Foundation. The position is available September, 2018 (earlier and later start dates are negotiable) and includes benefits. The position is for 2 years with the option for renewal.

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Three positions at University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)

University of Edinburgh has three positions in the area of data science funded by Health Data Research UK (https://www.hdruk.ac.uk). The full description of the posts can be found at https://bit.ly/1fZSH4I

We are looking for applications in:

  1. Machine learning and bioinformatics (Vacancy ref: 044246)
  2. High performance computing and statistics (Vacancy ref: 044234)
  3. Cancer epidemiology (Vacancy ref: 044248)

Three tenure-track faculty members, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

The Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire three new tenure track faculty:
The Initiative on Social Genomics is one of six successful proposals for Cluster Hires at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The aim is for UW to become home to the largest and most innovative group of researchers pursuing topics in Social Genomics in the world.

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Research positions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia (USA)

The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for four (4) tenure-eligible epidemiology positions in cancer, psychiatric/substance abuse disorders/genetic, or social and health disparities research at the rank of associate or full professor commensurate with academic background and experience.

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Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway)

We have an exciting three-year position as researcher/senior researcher available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo funded through the Research Council of Norway. The successful applicant will work on novel data from more than 100,000 children and their parents from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including genotype data, longitudinal questionnaire data from pregnancy onwards, and National registry data.

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