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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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.

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Post-doc, University of California, San Diego (USA)

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Behavior Genetics of Aging in the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry.  If interested, contact Drs. Matthew Panizzon at mspanizzon@ucsd.edu or William Kremen at wkremen@ucsd.edu.

The fellow will work primarily on analyses and manuscript preparation for  Interplay of Genes and Environment across Multiple Studies (IGEMS) consortium Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) grant.  IGEMS is a collection of twin studies from Australia, the United States, and Europe comprising over 47,000 individuals. IGEMS contains information on a wide range of risk and protective factors for AD measured across the lifespan, in addition to genome-wide genotyping.  Research will emphasize the additive and interactive effects of genetic and environmental risk/protective factors on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and MCI.

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Post-doc, University of Colorado Boulder (USA)

We are recruiting highly motivated late stage graduate students or Post – Doctoral researchers with experience in programming, statistics, and/or genetics to help us develop methods to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using genome-wide data. This NIH funded work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado Boulder (PI Matthew Keller) in collaboration with Peter Visscher and Jian Yang at the University of Queensland, Australia.

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Post-doc, Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (Olso, Norway)

We have an exciting three-year position available to lead a postdoctoral research project on the intergenerational transmission of eating disorders. The successful candidate will work on data from more than 100,000 children and their parents in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa, https://www.fhi.no/en/studies/moba/), including genotype data and longitudinal follow-up from pregnancy onwards.

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Summer Course: Nature and Nurture (Amsterdam)

The Netherlands Twin Register & the Department of Biological Psychology are hosting their third summer course: Nature and Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics. This interdisciplinary course puts you at the forefront of exciting developments in twin research and human genetics. You focus on twins to explore the interplay of genes and environment in determining behaviour, lifestyle and health. Uniquely, you gain hands-on access to datasets from the world-renowned Netherlands Twin Register at VU Amsterdam – one of the largest longitudinal databases of its kind (Click here for more details).

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Post-doc, Florida State University (USA)

Drs. Chris Schatschneider and Sara Hart, at the Department of Psychology and the Florida Center for Reading Research at the Florida State University, are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work with them on a new NIH-funded project, called “LDbase” (www.LDbase.org).

This postdoctoral position on the LDbase project is an opportunity to help create a repository of datasets related to academic achievement available to all researchers. If you’re looking for a job where you’ll get a lot of experience in measurement modeling, publishing manuscripts, as well as getting a course prepped – then this job is for you! Of special interest to BGAers, the complete data from three major twin projects (and growing) have been committed to be stored in LDbase, so there will be opportunities to work on methods related to integrating raw twin data, and publishing twin specific methods and papers.

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Post-doc, Michigan State University (USA)

The Hormones and Behavior Lab in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU: http://psychology.msu.edu/) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in understanding hormonal and genetic risk factors for eating disorders and comorbid conditions using multi-method approaches (behavioral genetics, hormone assessments, clinical interviews, and laboratory tasks). The fellow will lead and support research efforts on a NIMH-funded study (Co-PIs: Drs. Kelly Klump and Kristen Culbert) examining phenotypic and genetic influences of hormones on dysregulated eating in a large sample of child and adolescent twins from the Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR:https://msutwinstudies.com/).

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