A postdoctoral position is available on the five year MRC funded project titled ‘From genetic sequence to phenotypic consequence: genetic and environmental links between cognitive ability, socioeconomic position, and health’. The duties of the candidate will focus on using and developing statistical genetic tools using genome wide association study (GWAS) data. The goal of the project is the further elucidation of the genetic architecture of cognitive and socioeconomic traits, their relationship with neuroimaging and health outcomes, optimising risk prediction, and understanding biology. The RA will work under the supervision of the project Principal Investigator (PI) Dr W. David Hill.
The Department of Psychology at Arizona State University invites applications for a full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor, tenured/tenure-track position to begin Fall 2019 in the area of behavior genetics.
Essential qualifications include a doctoral degree in Psychology or other discipline relevant to the position (e.g., neuroscience, behavior genetics) by the start date, and a strong record of research productivity and teaching effectiveness relative to the candidate’s level of experience. We are interested in candidates who examine human or animal genetics or epigenetics together with other biological, behavioral, social and/or cultural levels of analysis.
The 2019 2019 International Behavioral Genetics Workshop will be held in Boulder, Colorado, March 4th– 8th, 2019, with John Hewitt and Matt Keller as Local Hosts, and Benjamin Neale, Broad Institute and Massachusetts General Hospital, and David Evans, Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, as co-Directors. This advanced course is intended for those who are already familiar with the statistical and genetic principles for studying human complex traits and have some familiarity with programming in R. The course will focus on statistical methods for analyzing genome-wide association studies (GWAS) and genome sequence data. Hands-on analysis will be an integral part of the course.
Find more info on the website: https://www.colorado.edu/ibg/international-workshop/2019-international-behavioral-genetics-workshop
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T32 Postdoc Opportunity Training Program in Emotion Research
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded T32 Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have one, 3-year postdoctoral position starting in Fall of 2019. For more information, please visit www.emotion.wisc.edu.
Health in Childhood / Adolescence
Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) invites applications for a tenure track Assistant/Associate professor who studies the health of children and/or adolescents from a family, developmental, and/or lifespan perspective. Research focused on obesity, health disparities, chronic disease, or other health issues would fit well in the department. We require a strong publication record with the potential to develop a well-funded research program.
Past President of BGA, Robert Plomin will be giving a talk at the Royal institution later this month. The event is entitled Blueprint: How DNA makes us who we are and will explore the nature vs nurture debate and just how much about a person’s life can be predicted by their DNA.
Robert Plomin is a leading behavioural geneticist who works at King’s College, London. He has published more than 800 papers in scientific journals and is the author of the best-selling textbook in the field. In 2012, he was awarded a highly prestigious five-year Advanced Investigator Award from the European Research Council. He was the youngest president of the international Behaviour Genetics Association, and has been given lifetime achievement awards from that association as well the American Psychological Association and the Society for Research in Child Development, among others.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology(SFARI), Max Planck Institute Nijmegen
(Starting salary: Starting salary €49,598 – €54,380 p.a.).
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology. The host research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain, investigates the genetic basis of social communication, language and interaction and related phenotypes in the general population and in neurodevelopmental disorders.
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The Royal Society organizes a meeting entitled ‘Big data for better science: technologies for measuring behaviour’. This meeting, which takes place on 4 – 5 February 2019, will discuss the use of ‘big’ high-quality data sets in behavioural science. These meetings aim to provide a platform for leaders in the field, as well as early career scientists, to meet for networking and discussion. More information on the speakers and programme can be found on our website.
Registration for this meeting is free, but participants are required to register in advance of the meeting.
FACULTY POSITIONS IN OLFACTION, NUTRITION OR METABOLISM RESEARCH
The Monell Chemical Senses Center is the world’s premier institute devoted to basic, multidisciplinary research on the mechanisms and function of olfaction, gustation and chemesthesis. We are currently inviting applications for full-time junior or senior faculty positions.
Seeking a postdoctoral research fellow in human psychoneuroimmunology research at the Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
We are seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to help implement new projects and analyze data associated with NIH-funded studies that examine the role of emotion and its neural underpinnings on the regulation of inflammation in individuals with chronic inflammatory disease. The successful applicant will be responsible for analysis of neuroimaging, immune, and behavioral data and will have the opportunity to gain valuable professional experience through publication of their work in scientific journals, presentations at scientific meetings, and engagement with the community.