Post-doc, Emory University Department of Psychology (USA)

The Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory (PI: Rohan Palmer, PhD) at Emory University is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow with interest in multi-omic and genetic analyses of the onset and persistence of drug and alcohol use and disorders. This post-doctoral position will focus on translating genetic findings for generalized substance use and disorders into a predictive toolset that can inform future research and intervention/prevention programs. Candidates with demonstrated interest in integrating multiple-omics data (e.g., DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) and/or developing genetically-informed predictive models of substance use and disorders are encouraged to apply. The lab also works on cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of addictive behaviors, as well as personality, cognition, and several environmental and familial factors associated with substance addiction. The postdoctoral fellow will lead statistical analyses of combined datasets and biobanks with the support of the lab’s bioinformatics staff.

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Post-doc, King’s College London (UK)

New 4-year post-doc role on the Twins Early Development Study. Start date any time September 2021-January 2022. We are looking for an enthusiastic postgraduate with a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, life sciences, genetics, epidemiology or a related subject. The successful applicant will work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate with Prof Thalia Eley in the Social, Genetic and Developmental Psychiatry (SGDP) Centre and will be a member of her Emotional Development, Intervention and Treatment (EDIT) Lab. The post is part of a 5-year MRC-funded project led by Prof Eley, focussed on understanding genetic and environmental influences on the development and intergenerational transmission of anxiety and depression.

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Post-doc, Genetics of Musicality, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee (USA)

The Vanderbilt Music Cognition Lab soon anticipates an opening for a genetics-focused postdoctoral fellow, start date flexible. The postdoc will develop and carry out new studies of the genetic basis of human musicality traits and explore potentially shared architecture with other communication traits (i.e., speech/language), health traits, and related neural endophenotypes. A primary focus of the position will be to explore genetic contributions to the neural basis of musicality traits. The postdoc will have the opportunity to develop their own related projects in parallel, and will receive training in leadership, mentorship, and grantsmanship in preparation for an independent career.

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Post-doc, Aarhus University, Denmark

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University (AU), Denmark invites applications for an exciting position as Postdoc to do research in pharmacogenomics of ADHD as per 1st of September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term fulltime position for two years. Deadline 1 Jun

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Post-doc, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (USA)

The Louisville Twin Study has an open postdoctoral research associate position. In collaboration with research groups at the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia, the postdoctoral research associate will work on a National Institute on Aging sponsored R01 research study. The overall aim of the project is to test whether cognitive development, biological aging, and amyloid aggregation predict cognitive functioning at midlife.

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Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Oslo)

Researcher on genetic factors for mental disorders Department of Mental disorders, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

We have an exciting position as researcher available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo funded through the Research Council of Norway on the project “Intergenerational Transmission of risk for common mental disorders” with a duration of 16 months with the possibility of extension. The successful applicant will work on novel data from more than 100,000 children and their parents from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including genomic data, longitudinal questionnaire data from pregnancy onwards, and National registry data. The focus of the project is on the role of genetic and environmental risk factors in intergenerational transmission of risk for common mental disorders and personality traits. We will also examine associations between genetic risk factors and a number of environmental exposures, and the interplay between genetic and environmental risk factors.

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Research Associate, The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health (UK)

This Research Associate position is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to join the new £10 million Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health. The post will be based at Cardiff University in the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, ranked second in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Closing Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

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10 Positions, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), USA

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a scientifically energizing and collegial environment with opportunities to engage the scientific community and support innovative social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research in aging and Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias. We are recruiting six Program Officers, including two supervisory roles within the BSR Office of the Director, and four Health Specialists/Social Science Analysts.

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Post-docs, Senior Research Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford, UK

We are looking for three enthusiastic, highly motivated and talented individuals to join our team here at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS). All three posts, two Postdoctoral Researchers and one Senior Research Fellow, will work on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant CHRONO research project: Chronotype, health and family – the role of biology, socio- and natural environment and their interaction. The project is embedded at the LCDS and led by its Director Professor Melinda Mills.

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Summer School Announcement

Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Summer school: Nature & Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

The department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (host to the Netherlands Twin Register) is organizing a 2-week summer course on Twin Research and Human Genetics. The course is open to bachelor students, master students, PhD students, and researchers from around the world who would like to gain knowledge and hands-on data-analysis experience with twin and genomic data. This year, the summer school takes place from July 3 till July 17 2021. Scholarships are available.

For more information and to apply go to: https://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/short/summer-school/courses/nature-and-nurture/index.aspx