BGA 2019 Abstract submissions open!


The abstract submission site is now open for the annual meeting in Stockholm. Please click this link to submit! Please read the instructions for abstracts and symposia carefully, since stricter rules apply!

Abstracts are due March 31.

Student travel awards are also due March 31, see the Current Meeting page for instructions.

The 2019 BGA meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, with local hosts: Nancy Pedersen and Henrik Larsson. Please see the Current Meeting page for more details!

Post-doc, University of Colorado Boulder (USA)

We are recruiting highly motivated late stage graduate students or Post – Doctoral researchers with experience in programming, statistics, and/or genetics 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 (PI Matthew Keller) in collaboration with Peter Visscher and Jian Yang at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Post-doc, Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (Olso, Norway)

We have an exciting three-year position available to lead a postdoctoral research project on the intergenerational transmission of eating disorders. The successful candidate will work on data from more than 100,000 children and their parents in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa,, including genotype data and longitudinal follow-up from pregnancy onwards.

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Summer Course: Nature and Nurture (Amsterdam)

The Netherlands Twin Register & the Department of Biological Psychology are hosting their third summer course: Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics. This interdisciplinary course puts you at the forefront of exciting developments in twin research and human genetics. You focus on twins to explore the interplay of genes and environment in determining behaviour, lifestyle and health. Uniquely, you gain hands-on access to datasets from the world-renowned Netherlands Twin Register at VU Amsterdam – one of the largest longitudinal databases of its kind (Click here for more details).

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Post-doc, Florida State University (USA)

Drs. Chris Schatschneider and Sara Hart, at the Department of Psychology and the Florida Center for Reading Research at the Florida State University, are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work with them on a new NIH-funded project, called “LDbase” (

This postdoctoral position on the LDbase project is an opportunity to help create a repository of datasets related to academic achievement available to all researchers. If you’re looking for a job where you’ll get a lot of experience in measurement modeling, publishing manuscripts, as well as getting a course prepped – then this job is for you! Of special interest to BGAers, the complete data from three major twin projects (and growing) have been committed to be stored in LDbase, so there will be opportunities to work on methods related to integrating raw twin data, and publishing twin specific methods and papers.

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Post-doc, Michigan State University (USA)

The Hormones and Behavior Lab in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU: is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in understanding hormonal and genetic risk factors for eating disorders and comorbid conditions using multi-method approaches (behavioral genetics, hormone assessments, clinical interviews, and laboratory tasks). The fellow will lead and support research efforts on a NIMH-funded study (Co-PIs: Drs. Kelly Klump and Kristen Culbert) examining phenotypic and genetic influences of hormones on dysregulated eating in a large sample of child and adolescent twins from the Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR:

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Summer School: Genome Wide Data Analysis (Amsterdam)

Announcement: Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis Summer School: July 22-26, 2019 in Amsterdam

This interdisciplinary summer school will attempt to “bridge” specific knowledge gaps that participants from different backgrounds may have. Specifically, social scientists will get a short, formal introduction to genetics, while students from medicine or genetics will benefit from the formal treatment of statistical methods and the discussion of how investigating the genetics of social scientific outcomes may lead to medically relevant insights. For more information click this link ( and see below.

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Call for Applications 2019: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is an internationally open, competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers focusing on learning and development of children and youth. Deadline for submission: March 17, 2019.

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Special Issue of Behavior Genetics 2019

We are very pleased to announce a special issue of Behavior Genetics on ‘‘The genetic architecture of neurodevelopmental disorders’’, and cordially invite researchers to contribute with their latest work.

Studies that we aim to include focus on neurodevelopmental disorders (ND), such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also disorders like Rett syndrome and intellectual disability.

Topics include, but are not limited to 1) The association of ND with rare and common genetic variation, and potentially functional follow up of findings, 2) Sex differences in the genetic architecture of ND, 3) The genetic association between ND and comorbid problems, 4) The stability of genetic influences on ND over time, and 5) Genetic studies on ND in adults or elderly

We welcome short and long research reports in humans or animals, meta-analyses and reviews.

Potential submissions should preferably be discussed beforehand with one of the editors Mark Taylor [] or Tinca Polderman []. Submitted articles will go through the regular review process of Behavior Genetics. Deadline for submission is June 1st 2019.

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer), NIH (USA)

The National Institutes on Drug Abuse within the Epidemiology Research Branch has a Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer position open, focused on tobacco. one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants! Extramural grants account for approximately 80 percent of NIH’s budget and are awarded to investigators at more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research organizations around the world. To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.

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