Research Associate, Cardiff University School of Medicine (UK)

Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neuroscience, Cardiff University School of Medicine
A position is available for a Research Associate to provide support as part of a research team studying the molecular genetics of schizophrenia and other major psychiatric disorders, contributing to the functional interpretation of human genetic data through statistical and cardiffbioinformatic analyses.

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PhD Position, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Identification of molecular links between brain and language — PhD Position at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, (4-year fully-funded PhD position, starting salary €2,125 per month)

  • Promoter: Professor Simon Fisher (MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  • Supervisor: Dr Beate St Pourcain (MPI for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Netherlands)
  • Co-supervisor: Professor Tomas Paus (Rotman Research Institute, Baycrest and the University of Toronto)

Language makes us human and different from all other species and our abilities to master language are heritable and interlinked with brain structure and function. This PhD project aims to investigate the genetic relationships between language and communication and their neural counterparts. This will include a wide range of language, speech and communication measures as assessed in population-based cohorts as well as sub-cortical structures and other neuroimaging data as investigated in large consortia.

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Causal explanations in personality research

Special issue on providing causal explanations in personality research

BGA-ers might wish to submit proposals to a special issue that welcomes concrete novel proposals that can advance causal interpretations in the context of current personality research (or make a well-argued case for why causal interpretations are currently impossible now or forever). Proposals of research designs, statistical models, to conceptual models are acceptable. Empirical examples are important. While these may be published, the ideas ought currently be unpublished.

More details here (pdf): Call ends Dec 2 2016.

PhD students, Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences (The Netherlands)

The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Language Sciences is recruiting to fill three PhD fellowship positions. max

The call for applications is now open. The deadline for applications is Wednesday, 4 January 2017. Start date for the successful candidates will be 1 September 2017.

You will find all information about the application procedure here.