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

 

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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