Postdocs, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting post-doctoral trainees for its NIH-funded Post-Doctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer or early fall of 2018. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral approaches as they relate to intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Postdoc, University of Southern California (USA)

A postdoctoral research associate position is available in the Department of Psychology at the University of Southern California. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work on 2 genetically-informed Alzheimer’s disease projects funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association under the joint supervision of Drs. Christopher Beam and Margaret Gatz.

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NIH Scientific Review Officer

The position of NIH Scientific Review Officer, including in the Population Sciences and Epidemiology IRG at the NIH Center for Scientific Review is open.

This IRG includes the Behavior Genetics and Epidemiology Study Section

The window for applying is short (opening Jan 22, closing Jan 31).  Be great to have a BG person here, so spread the word! (or apply!)

Please find more information HERE and HERE

BGA annual meeting in Boston



Highlights of the program are keynotes by Professors Hill Goldsmith, Mark Daly, Elise Robinson, and Bill Iacono.

Abstract submission is closed, early bird registration ends April 19th! More information can be found here.

Postdoc position in psychopathology research at the University of Minnesota (USA)

Postdoctoral Associate in behavioral genetics and psychopathology research at the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology.

Scott Vrieze is seeking postdoctoral researchers to contribute to behavioral genetic research in his laboratory at the University of Minnesota, Department of Psychology. The laboratory conducts genetically-informed research on a wide variety of questions, including discovery of genes that influence addiction and psychopathology,  developmental psychopathology, the impact of drug policy laws including recreational marijuana legalization, and the use of online/wireless technologies to passively collect intensive longitudinal data on health-related behaviors. Successful applicants can consider any or all of these avenues of research.

See the job ad, and please contact Scott with any questions!

Assistant Professor, Pennsylvania State University (USA)

Interdisciplinary Genetic Epidemiologist – Assistant Professor of Biobehavioral Health

The successful candidate must have a research program examining the role of genetics/genes in population-based biobehavioral health-relevant processes and/or outcomes. Programs that include consideration of how sex and or gender might moderate health outcomes are preferred. We particularly welcome applicants with experience integrating a range of biological, behavioral, and psychosocial data and/or methods (e.g., endocrinology/immunology, environmental influences, behavioral interventions, sociocultural interactions).

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Postdoc, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

Postdoctoral position available at Virginia Commonwealth University

A postdoctoral position is available in the EDGE laboratory (Exploring Development, Genes, and Environment) at Virginia Commonwealth University ( The primary focus of the EDGE lab is studying genetic and environmental influences on the development of substance use and related behavioral outcomes.

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Open Faculty Position, Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences (USA)

Open Rank Faculty, University of Oklahoma

The University of Oklahoma College of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce an open faculty position at any rank in the Department of Biology. As part of our Biology of Behavior strategic initiative, the department is committed to building an internationally recognized center of excellence in the biology of organismal behavior. The Department of Biology already has a strong focus on the study of animal behavior, including 16 complementary faculty research programs that investigate physiological, developmental, and evolutionary processes that underlie how animals behave.

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Postdoc, Cardiff University School of Medicine, Cardiff (UK)

Research Associate (Postdoctoral Researcher)

The Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences and the MRC Centre for Neuropsychiatric Genetics and Genomics at Cardiff University School of Medicine seek to appoint a postdoctoral Research Psychologist for 3 years to work on a Medical Research Council funded grant ‘Early-onset depression: characterising development and identifying risks.’ This is an exciting opportunity to join a multidisciplinary research team investigating the causes of major depression.  Continue reading