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)


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


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: Chaoyu Liu 
  • Thompson Award: Kirstin Purves
  • Fulker Award: Camelia Minica  doi:10.1007/s10519-018-9904-4
  • Fuller Scott Award: Michel 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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