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Post-doc, Scripps Research in La Jolla, California (USA)

An opportunity exists for an accomplished researcher in computational genomics, statistical genetics, behavioral genetics, and/or computational biology to deepen their knowledge in the context of the emerging area of addiction and behavioral genomics.

The Peng lab in the Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California is seeking a postdoctoral research associate. The ideal candidate would be a highly motivated researcher with a quantitative research background. The individuals who are interested in contributing to the following are encouraged to apply: cutting-edge research focusing on the dissection of the complex genetic and epigenetic basis of addiction and related human behaviors utilizing multi-omics data. The fellow will receive professional and career mentorship along with opportunities to advance their own expertise to become an independent investigator.

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Post-doc, King’s College London (UK)

Statistical Genetics postdoc (3 years) at the SGDP Centre, King’s College London

Come and work with us on the next generation of Psychiatric Genomics Consortium studies, including depression anxiety and eating disorders. Full details below, email Cathryn Lewis (cathryn.lewis@kcl.ac.uk), Gerome Breen (gerome.breen@kcl.ac.uk) or Thalia Eley (thalia.eley@kcl.ac.uk) for further information.

Please forward to anyone who might be interested – open to all candidates, with support for visa applications from outside the UK.

Full details: https://jobs.kcl.ac.uk/gb/en/job/037006/Statistical-Genetics-Researcher

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Post-doc, University of Tartu (Estonia)

University of Tartu is recruiting a Researcher in Psychiatric Genetics. The Institute of Genomics at the University of Tartu is looking for a postdoctoral researcher with a deep interest in understanding mental and somatic comorbidities to join our neuropsychiatric genomics team. The candidate will be offered to work with a large data-rich Estonian Biobank resource (more than 200 000 participants), take leadership in running research projects and to work internationally with the world’s top researchers in the field. The candidate is expected to actively participate in international consortium collaboration projects to gain critical insight into the genetic underpinnings of psychiatric disorders and into the interplay between mental and somatic health.

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Tenure-track Assistant Professor, Institute for Behavior Genetics, University of Colorado (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) Integrative Physiology, 2) Psychology and Neuroscience, 3) Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

The Institute seeks to strengthen its next generation of research on the genetics of behavior. In particular, we are seeking a scholar who utilizes animal models and state of the art tools to investigate the genetics of behavior. Priority will be placed on applicants whose research interests will integrate and complement ongoing areas of research including, but are not restricted to, pharmacogenetics, addiction, psychiatric disorders, cognition, development, or aging. The appointee will be expected to develop a productive, extramurally funded research program and participate in the undergraduate and graduate teaching missions of both the Institute and their academic department.

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Faculty position, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

The University of Wisconsin-Madison invites applications for a position in the area of Social Genomics, beginning August 2022. Social Genomics is a field of research that integrates theories, data, and methods across the social, behavioral, health, and genetic sciences. This position is the final of three hires in this area and is part of an interdisciplinary cluster hiring initiative (https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/), designed to foster innovative, outstanding research programs that will stimulate productive interactions among faculty and students interested in the integration of genetics and social science research across the campus and to expand interdisciplinary research in this area.

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Announcing Twins 2021 Budapest – The 19th International Congress on Twin Studies

11-14 November, online & in person & live where possible.
For all twin researchers, twin & higher order multiple advocates, & twin-curious.

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Post-doc, University of York

The Department of Education at the University of York is seeking a Research Associate for 10 months to work with Dr Umar Toseeb.  The postdoc will investigate the relative contributions of genetic and environmental influences on the longitudinal trajectories of mental health difficulties from childhood through to adolescence. This will be achieved through the secondary analysis of existing data from UK-based birth cohorts. The post would ideally be from January to October 2022, but we would consider some flexibility. Flexible and remote working options are available in line with University policies.

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Post-doc, VIPBG, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (VIPBG; vipbg.vcu.edu) is pleased to invite applications for postdoctoral training with a focus on mental health. The Institute offers a rich multidisciplinary training environment. Our faculty include leaders in the fields of statistical and psychiatric genetics and represent a wide range of scientific backgrounds from molecular and statistical genetics to epidemiology, psychology and psychiatry.

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2 Post-docs, UCLA, (USA)

Applications are sought for two full-time Postdoctoral positions. The successful candidates will work as part of an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Daniel Benjamin in the Department of Human Genetics at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. The focus of Dr. Benjamin’s lab is social-science genomics: the identification of genetic variation that is associated with variation in behavior and other social-science-relevant phenotypes. The Postdoc will play a major role in the Polygenic Index Repository, creating optimal genetic predictors for a range of behavioral traits. For examples of related past research, see the “Genoeconomics” tab at https://www.danieljbenjamin.com/publications.

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