Tenure Track Position in Animal Behavior and Cognition, College of the Holy Cross (USA)

The Department of Psychology at the College of the Holy Cross invites applications for a full-time tenure-track appointment to begin in August 2020 in the area of animal behavior and cognition. Our particular interest is in a colleague who approaches their scholarly work from an evolutionary/comparative framework. The candidate’s research may focus on the study of small animals or non-human primates, and may provide comparisons to human populations. Scholars who use small animals in their research program will have access to a vivarium, scheduled to be fully renovated during summer 2020, that offers state-of-the-art housing, behavioral testing spaces, and a wet lab.

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BGA in Stockholm

THIS YEAR’S BGA ANNUAL MEETING TOOK PLACE IN STOCKHOLM, June 26-29, WITH LOCAL HOSTS NANCY PEDERSEN AND HENRIK LARSSON.

Highlights of the program were keynotes by Drs. Cynthia Bulik, Tonu Esko, and Margaret Gatz (Dobzhansky Lecture), and the first ever (ABBA) debate! You can find the program HERE.

We congratulate the following BG members that were awarded:

  • Rowe Award: Chaoya Liu 
  • Thompson Award: Kristin Purves
  • Fulker Award: Camelia Minica  doi:10.1007/s10519-018-9904-4
  • Fuller Scott Award: Michael Nivard
  • Dobzhansky Award: Jack McArdle & Carol Prescott

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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