Post-doc, Queen Mary University (London)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Behavioural Genetics/Epigenetics at Queen Mary University of London
We are seeking to recruit a postdoctoral researcher with advanced expertise in the analysis of epigenetic and genetic data to work on existing data from a NIH-funded international study aimed at investigating the biological pathways of psychological risk and resilience in Syrian refugee children. This unique project, based at the Department of Biological and Experimental Psychology at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), UK, explores the complex interplay between psychosocial, neuroendocrine, epigenetic (Illumina EPIC), and genetic (Illumina GSA) factors in more than 1,000 Syrian refugee children based in Lebanon across two time points.

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Post-doc, University College London (UK)

Two postdoc positions are opening at University College London with application deadline soon (15th September) and a start in November.

Both positions are focusing on identifying intergenerational risk factors for mental health and education achievement in children, using genetically informed causal inference designs. The post holder will have the opportunity to work on exciting topics with exciting data. Any candidate with a background in either behavioural genetics, causal inference, mental health, or education is welcome to apply. Candidates are encouraged to apply even if the do not fulfill all criteria.

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Post-doc, Universitetet i Oslo (Norway)

Postdoctoral Fellows (1-2) in Sociology, Demography or Behavior Genetics

There is a vacant position at the Department of Sociology and Human Geography for a Postdoctoral Fellow (SKO 1352) in Sociology, Demography or Behavior Genetics. The position is for a period of three years without compulsory work or fire years with compulsory work (primarily teaching duties).

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Post-doc, Geisinger Health System (USA)

Postdoctoral Research Position to Study Public Understanding of Genetics/Genomics

Professors Michelle Meyer and Christopher Chabris are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Fellow atto investigate the public understanding of genomics, including: how people understand personalized genetic information; how they view themselves, others, or human traits, behaviors and outcomes in light of genomic information; how they behave in response to this information; and how people understand and respond to scientific knowledge about the relationships between genes, behavior, health, and disease.

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Post-doc, Texas A&M (USA)

2019-2020 ACCOUNTABILITY, CLIMATE, EQUITY, AND SCHOLARSHIP (ACES) FELLOWS PROGRAM

Texas A&M University’s Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship (ACES) Fellows Program is a faculty pipeline initiative that connects those advancing outstanding scholarship with relevant disciplinary units on campus. Texas A&M University’s ACES Fellows Program is a two-year (24 month) fellowship for early career PhDs.

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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