Summer School: Genome Wide Data Analysis (Amsterdam)

Announcement: Introduction in Genome-Wide Data Analysis Summer School: July 22-26, 2019 in Amsterdam

This interdisciplinary summer school will attempt to “bridge” specific knowledge gaps that participants from different backgrounds may have. Specifically, social scientists will get a short, formal introduction to genetics, while students from medicine or genetics will benefit from the formal treatment of statistical methods and the discussion of how investigating the genetics of social scientific outcomes may lead to medically relevant insights. For more information click this link ( and see below.

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Call for Applications 2019: Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program

The Jacobs Foundation is pleased to announce the 2019 call for applications for its Research Fellowship Program. The Jacobs Foundation Research Fellowship Program is an internationally open, competitive fellowship program for early and mid-career researchers focusing on learning and development of children and youth. Deadline for submission: March 17, 2019.

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BGA 2019 Abstract submissions open!


The abstract submission site is now open for the annual meeting in Stockholm. Please click this link to submit! Please read the instructions for abstracts and symposia carefully, since stricter rules apply!

Abstracts are due March 31.

Student travel awards are also due March 31, see the Current Meeting page for instructions.

***The hotel we booked for BGA has been having some technical difficulties so that it looked like the less expensive rooms were fully booked. The problem is now fixed! Feel free to book your rooms now!***

The 2019 BGA meeting will be held in Stockholm, Sweden, with local hosts: Nancy Pedersen and Henrik Larsson. Please see the Current Meeting page for more details!

Special Issue of Behavior Genetics 2019

We are very pleased to announce a special issue of Behavior Genetics on ‘‘The genetic architecture of neurodevelopmental disorders’’, and cordially invite researchers to contribute with their latest work.

Studies that we aim to include focus on neurodevelopmental disorders (ND), such as Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder, but also disorders like Rett syndrome and intellectual disability.

Topics include, but are not limited to 1) The association of ND with rare and common genetic variation, and potentially functional follow up of findings, 2) Sex differences in the genetic architecture of ND, 3) The genetic association between ND and comorbid problems, 4) The stability of genetic influences on ND over time, and 5) Genetic studies on ND in adults or elderly

We welcome short and long research reports in humans or animals, meta-analyses and reviews.

Potential submissions should preferably be discussed beforehand with one of the editors Mark Taylor [] or Tinca Polderman []. Submitted articles will go through the regular review process of Behavior Genetics. Deadline for submission is June 1st 2019.

Health Scientist Administrator (Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer), NIH (USA)

The National Institutes on Drug Abuse within the Epidemiology Research Branch has a Program Officer and Scientific Review Officer position open, focused on tobacco. one of the 24 Institutes and Centers within the NIH that awards extramural grants! Extramural grants account for approximately 80 percent of NIH’s budget and are awarded to investigators at more than 2,500 universities, medical schools, and other research organizations around the world. To learn more about the grants process, types of grant programs, and the peer review process, visit the website for the Office of Extramural Research.

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

Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory

Emory University, Department of Psychology

I am seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join my lab ( in the Department of Psychology at Emory University. My research examines the role of genomic variants and gene networks in the onset and persistence of drug and alcohol use and disorders, as well as other associated behaviors and/or endophenotypes.

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 interest in integrating multiple-omics data (DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) and/or endophenotypes into predictive models are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoc, University of Minnesota (USA)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research at the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota is seeking to hire two postdoctoral scientists to conduct research in behavioral and psychiatric genetics. Successful candidates will be in a position to conduct a wide range of genetics research on behavioral and MRI-derived measures, including large-scale genetic association studies and longstanding longitudinal twin and adoption studies spanning decades, with a focus on psychopathology, addiction, and cognition. Genetic association studies include GWAS meta-analyses of millions of participants and deep whole genome sequences on hundreds of thousands of participants.

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Russel Sage Foundation – 2019 Summer Institutes

Summer Institute in Social Science Genomics

Dates:  June 9 – 21, 2019                                       Application Deadline:              February 11, 2019

The Russell Sage Foundation, in conjunction with the JPB Foundation, will sponsor the third Summer Institute in Social-Science Genomics from June 9 – 21, 2019 in Santa Barbara, California. The purpose of this two-week workshop is to introduce graduate students and beginning faculty in economics, sociology, psychology, political science, statistics, genetics, and other disciplines to the methods of social-science genomics—the analysis of genomic data in social science research. The program will include the interpretation and estimation of different concepts of heritability; the biology of genetic inheritance, gene expression, and epigenetics; design and analysis of genetic-association studies; analysis of gene-gene and gene-environment interactions; estimation and use of polygenic scores; as well as applications of genomic data in the social sciences. Participation is restricted to Ph.D. students, postdoctoral researchers, and untenured faculty within 10 years of the Ph.D. Most participant costs, including housing, meals, and travel will be covered. Detailed information about the summer institute and applying can be found here:

Questions should be directed to Dan Benjamin at

5 Open Rank Tenure Track positions, Penn State University Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (USA)

The Departments of Biobehavioral Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Neural & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology, and Sociology and Criminology, in conjunction with the Social Science Research Institute (SSRI; at The Pennsylvania State University, announce five tenure track positions in substance abuse as part of the University’s recently launched Consortium to Combat Substance Abuse (CCSA; Penn State is committed to building our research, education and outreach capacity to address the complex problem of substance abuse and will hire up to twelve new faculty members over the next four years. These strategic hires will build on our faculty’s long tradition of excellence in interdisciplinary and translational research on substance abuse and addiction.

We seek colleagues whose research interests and expertise fit within a broad array of topic areas, described in the individual position announcements shared in the links provided above.

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