Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award

The American Psychological Foundation is currently seeking nominations for the APF Charles L. Brewer Distinguished Teaching of Psychology Award. Please share the below call with groups and individuals who have the qualifications mentioned in the call for applications. 
This award recognizes a significant career of contributions of a psychologist who has a proven track record as an exceptional teacher of psychology. The awardee receives a plaque, a $4,000 award and an all-expense paid round trip to the APA Annual Convention, where the award is presented. Awardees are also invited to give a special address.

Continue reading

BGA registration open!

The 2019 BGA meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, with local hosts: Nancy Pedersen and Henrik Larsson

Click here to view the program!

 

Please see the current meeting page for more details.

Practicalities

Dates: Wednesday, June 26th – Saturday, June 29th 2019 with the opening reception on Wednesday afternoon, keynotes and plenary sessions on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and the closing banquet on Saturday evening.

***Please note that the welcome reception at City Hall starts at 16.00 (4:00pm) sharp, so we request that you arrive by 15.45 (3:45pm) at the latest. Only those who have pre-registered may attend.***

2 Post-docs, VU Amsterdam

The CTGlab has two vacancies for postdocs: one in statistical genetics and one in bioinformatics. Research in CTGlab explores the genetic and environmental causes of individual differences in behavior, cognition and mental and physical health. We integrate knowledge from different fields (biology, genetics, neuroimaging, bioinformatics) and use and develop statistical tools to analyze and understand genomic data for complex traits.

If you are familiar with GWAS, post-GWAS analyses, know how to code and want to work in Amsterdam in the CTGlab-team (see: https://ctg.cncr.nl), then please contact Dr. Danielle Posthuma, or check out the vacancies:

Post-doc, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

We welcome applications for a postdoctoral position in developmental behaviour genetics in the research group headed by Dr. Terje Falck-Ytter, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (https://staff.ki.se/people/terfal).

This position is tied to the BABYTWINS study (https://ki.se/en/kind/babytwins), in which we assess brain (EEG) and behavior (including eye movements) in 5 month old twins who are subsequently followed to the age of three years of age (n = 620 infants). The 5-month data collection in the BABYTWINS study, which is unique of its kind in the world, will be completed by the end of 2019.

Continue reading

Assistant Professor (TT), Institute for Behavioral Genetics (USA)

The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado Boulder, invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professorship with an academic appointment in one of the following departments: 1) Psychology and Neuroscience, 2) Integrative Physiology, 3) Economics, 4) Computer Science, 5) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, 6) Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Continue reading

PhD Candidate – PROMENTA (Oslo, Norway)

Applications are invited for a 3-4 year position as PhD fellow in psychology in “Genetic and environmental factors in wellbeing and mental health”, at the PROMENTA Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo.

The PhD fellow will collaborate with colleagues at PROMENTA, and internationally, to examine the role of genetic and environmental factors in wellbeing and mental health. The PhD project will aim to examine a) causal factors and processes in wellbeing, b) the genetic and environmental underlying structure of the broader wellbeing spectrum, and c) gene-environment interplay in wellbeing and mental health. Methodologically, the project will be based on longitudinal twin studies and molecular genetic studies, with data from the Norwegian Twin Registry and the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The MoBa is a unique pregnancy cohort comprising genetic and phenotypic data from 250 000 individuals nested in family trios.

Continue reading

Post-Doc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

The Department of Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Personality Psychology. The candidate will be afforded the opportunity to work with any of the personality-oriented researchers at the university, including Jaime Derringer, Daniel Briley, Chris Fraley, and Brent Roberts. The postdoc will also teach one Psychology of Personality course per semester.

Continue reading

American Society of Human Genetics 2019 Annual meeting abstract submissions open

American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) is holding their 2019 Annual Meeting. Specifically, an abstract topic “Complex Traits and Polygenic Disorders” closely relates to the work BGA members are doing.

The abstract submission site closes June 6, 2019 at 8 p.m. U.S. Eastern Time. Any questions about the process? Contact ashgmeetings@ashg.org. We’re also happy to provide a video and blog with tips and tricks for abstract submissions.

Continue reading