Post-Doc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

The Department of Psychology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Personality Psychology. The candidate will be afforded the opportunity to work with any of the personality-oriented researchers at the university, including Jaime Derringer, Daniel Briley, Chris Fraley, and Brent Roberts. The postdoc will also teach one Psychology of Personality course per semester.

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Post-doc, University of California, San Diego (USA)

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Center for Behavior Genetics of Aging in the University of California, San Diego Department of Psychiatry.  If interested, contact Drs. Matthew Panizzon at mspanizzon@ucsd.edu or William Kremen at wkremen@ucsd.edu.

The fellow will work primarily on analyses and manuscript preparation for  Interplay of Genes and Environment across Multiple Studies (IGEMS) consortium Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) grant.  IGEMS is a collection of twin studies from Australia, the United States, and Europe comprising over 47,000 individuals. IGEMS contains information on a wide range of risk and protective factors for AD measured across the lifespan, in addition to genome-wide genotyping.  Research will emphasize the additive and interactive effects of genetic and environmental risk/protective factors on Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and MCI.

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Post-doc, Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (Olso, Norway)

We have an exciting three-year position available to lead a postdoctoral research project on the intergenerational transmission of eating disorders. The successful candidate will work on data from more than 100,000 children and their parents in the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa, https://www.fhi.no/en/studies/moba/), including genotype data and longitudinal follow-up from pregnancy onwards.

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Post-doc, Florida State University (USA)

Drs. Chris Schatschneider and Sara Hart, at the Department of Psychology and the Florida Center for Reading Research at the Florida State University, are recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to work with them on a new NIH-funded project, called “LDbase” (www.LDbase.org).

This postdoctoral position on the LDbase project is an opportunity to help create a repository of datasets related to academic achievement available to all researchers. If you’re looking for a job where you’ll get a lot of experience in measurement modeling, publishing manuscripts, as well as getting a course prepped – then this job is for you! Of special interest to BGAers, the complete data from three major twin projects (and growing) have been committed to be stored in LDbase, so there will be opportunities to work on methods related to integrating raw twin data, and publishing twin specific methods and papers.

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Post-doc, Michigan State University (USA)

The Hormones and Behavior Lab in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University (MSU: http://psychology.msu.edu/) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow interested in understanding hormonal and genetic risk factors for eating disorders and comorbid conditions using multi-method approaches (behavioral genetics, hormone assessments, clinical interviews, and laboratory tasks). The fellow will lead and support research efforts on a NIMH-funded study (Co-PIs: Drs. Kelly Klump and Kristen Culbert) examining phenotypic and genetic influences of hormones on dysregulated eating in a large sample of child and adolescent twins from the Michigan State University Twin Registry (MSUTR:https://msutwinstudies.com/).

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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 (https://scholarblogs.emory.edu/bgalab/) 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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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; http://www.ssri.psu.edu/) 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; https://CombatSubstanceAbuse.ssri.psu.edu). 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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