Clinical Psychology – Tenure Track at California State University

Clinical Psychology – Tenure Track at the Department of Psychology, Humanities and Social Sciences

The Department of Psychology at California State University, Fullerton, invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Clinical Psychology. The position begins in August 2015.


This position is for a clinical psychologist; specialty area is open. Applicants with a strong quantitative background are desired. The individual in this position will teach graduate level classes in the scientist-practitioner Master of Science program, undergraduate and graduate statistics courses, as well as other undergraduate and graduate level courses in his or her area of expertise. The individual will supervise students in research activities, including undergraduate projects and master’s theses.

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PhD student in genetic epidemiology (Norway)

PhD Student in genetic epidemiology: intergenerational transmission of risk for common mental disorders

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) announces an open PhD student position for three years at the Division of Mental Health; Department of Genetics, Environment and Mental Health.

The position is funded by the Research Council of Norway through the project “Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for Common Mental Disorders: A Longitudinal Extended Children-of-Twins Cohort Study”. The primary objective is to prospectively study genetic and environmental modes of intergenerational transmission of risk from common mental disorders (CMD) and alcohol use in parents to CMD in children. The strongest predictor of a mental disorder in childhood is to have a parent with the same disorder. However, simple epidemiological associations are ambiguous with regard to causality. Associations between CMD in parents and children could be due to both genetic and environmental risk factors. Our aim is thus to contribute to clarifying the causal mechanisms underlying these disorders. Such knowledge is a necessary foundation for the development of effective prevention and treatment strategies.

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Postdoctoral Position, Interplay of aging, University of California


A post-doctoral position is available on an NIA-funded project on gene-environment interplay of social contexts and aging outcomes at the University of California – Riverside (UCR). This project includes data on multiple longitudinal twin studies of aging, including measured environments and GWAS data. The focus of the UCR site is on longitudinal methods and models of gene-environment interplay. This position is ideal for highly motivated individuals with an interest in working with a multidisciplinary and international group of collaborators. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Psychology or another relevant field (genetics, bioinformatics, or statistics) and a strong background in behavioral genetics and statistics. Preference will be given to qualified applicants with skills in large database management and statistical programming. The position is available immediately and review will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should send a cover letter and CV and also arrange for 3 letters of recommendation to be sent directly to Dr. Chandra Reynolds.


Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Genetically Informed Approaches to the Study of the Prenatal Environment

pregnancyCALL FOR PAPERS: Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Genetically Informed Approaches to the Study of the Prenatal Environment

Editors: Valerie S Knopik & Jenae M Neiderhiser


Important Dates

Abstract deadline:  November 1, 2014; Full article submission deadline: April 1, 2015


The role of the prenatal environment has increasingly become the focus of much research both from a phenotypic as well as a genetic perspective. The phenotypic literature has found evidence for long-lasting effects of adverse prenatal environments across the lifespan; however, genetically informed studies suggest that these effects are due to genetic and/or other (postnatal) unmeasured environmental influences. Distinguishing among genetic, prenatal environmental and postnatal environmental influences is critical for understanding the underlying mechanisms of a wide variety of behavioral, cognitive and health outcomes throughout the lifespan.

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Post doc positions, cardiovascular scientists, University of Alabama

heartUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham


The Section on Statistical Genetics in the Department of Biostatistics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham is accepting applications from statistical and other cardiovascular scientists for postdoctoral positions in Statistical Genetics pertaining to Heart, Lung, and Blood phenotypes. Starting dates are open and flexible. Appointments will be for two years, with the possibility of an extension for another year depending on productivity. Salary is commensurate with qualifications, but in all cases equals or exceeds the minimum NIH post-doctoral stipend. Applicants with a strong background in statistics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology or cardiovascular disease research are given preference.

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Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Gene by Environment Interplay in Adulthood

Special Issue of Behavior Genetics on Gene by Environment Interplay in Adulthood, edited by Nancy L. Pedersen and Deborah Finkel

Changes in the relative contribution of genetic and environmental factors to functioning in various domains over the course of adulthood suggest that revisiting the concept of GE interplay in middle and late adulthood may increase our understanding of the processes of aging and provide fertile ground for the development of intervention strategies. Patterns of increasing variance suggest emergent gene-environment interactions. In addition to GxE interactions, correlative associations may arise among genes and environments.

Abstract submission: 1 Oct. 2014; Paper submission 1 March 2015

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Postdoctoral Position on Florida Twin Project on Reading, Behavior, and Environment

child_reading_bookPostdoctoral Position on Florida Twin Project on Reading, Behavior, and Environment

A post-doctoral position is available starting July 1, 2014 on an NICHD-funded twin project on reading, behavior, and environment at the Florida State University.  This project is one of six comprising the Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center, and it includes data on school-based measures of reading achievement as well as parent and child-ratings of behavior and environment from a large, diverse twin sample of children in Florida. 

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