Postdocs, Department of Psychology at Emory University, Atlanta (USA)

The Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory (PI information: located in the Department of Psychology at Emory University, is looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellows to work on statistical genetics and epidemiological studies of substance use, psychopathology, and their relation to cognitive functioning.

We mainly focus on whole genome and systems-based genetic studies that integrate multi-omics data (DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) into our models predicting complex traits and diseases. We also work on longitudinal studies that examine the development of addictive behaviors in the context of personality and cognitive differences, as well as, a number of familial and individual-level demographic characteristics.

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Postdoc, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai, New York City (USA)

We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in genetic epidemiology, statistical genetics or related fields with an interest in cardiometabolic traits and diseases.

By using genetics, we aim to understand the biology that underlies the susceptibility to obesity and its links to related cardiometabolic traits. We study common, low frequency and rare variants [1] in an ancestrally diverse population of >40,000 individuals recruited from throughout New York City through the Mount Sinai’s ongoing BioMe EMR-linked Biobank, [2] in the large-scale UK Biobank (n = 500,000), and [3] in a unique discordant-sib family study.

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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

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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