We are seeking to appoint a Research Associate in Behavioural Genetics / Genetic Epidemiology. Funding for the post is available for five years, until August 2025. This is a post-doctoral position, associated with a European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant. It will involve quantitative analysis to explore the importance of gene-environment interactions within the developmental origins of health and disease. The project is based in the School of Economics, but it involves collaborations across multiple disciplines.Continue reading
FIMM is currently seeking a postdoctoral researcher
to join Cognitive and Brain Aging group. A postdoctoral researcher will be working in FIMM Cognitive and Brain Aging group led by Dr. Eero Vuoksimaa. Cognitive and Brain Aging group studies risk and protective factors of old age cognitive impairment and aims to improve early detection and diagnosis of dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease. We are also interested in healthy cognitive aging and cognitive reserve. Our multidisciplinary approach includes e.g., epidemiology, twins studies, molecular genetics, neuropsychology and brain imaging. We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in a project that aims to understand the mechanisms of cognitive and brain aging from middle age to the oldest-old. Project is done in close collaboration with national and international researchers including Turku PET Centre and University of California, San Diego.
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 University of Minnesota seeks postdoctoral fellows interested in conducting innovative multidisciplinary research in domains including behavioral neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, clinical psychology, and/or behavioral genetics. Fellows are supported by a T32 training grant funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. The purpose of the training program is to provide research and training opportunities to encourage the development of multidisciplinary skills within or across the above domains as they relate to drug use, addiction, and related psychopathology. There is a particular emphasis on using large-scale neuroimaging and genetic datasets to address questions pertinent to addiction.
We advertise 2 postdoctoral fellowships and 2 PhDs studentships at University College London. These positions provide an exciting opportunity to join Intergenerational-RISK (I-RISK), a European Research Council funded project aiming to identify causal intergenerational pathways linking parental risk factors to child mental illness. Deadlines for applications early July.
The Department of Psychiatry, within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position, available immediately. This is a two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The successful applicant will contribute to a research program on the relationship between alcohol/drug use disorders and suicidal behavior (attempts and death). This program is funded through NIAAA and utilizes Swedish national registers to address questions related to the general and genetic epidemiology of suicidal behavior, specifically within the context of substance use disorders. Opportunities are available for travel to work with Swedish collaborators, conference presentations, and workshop attendance to further develop analytic skills.
This exciting opportunity is well suited to a visionary and a dynamic leader who will work with the school to achieve a revitalized vision of the department to promote health by design and then work with the university to bring that mission and ethos to fruition.
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join NIA/NIH-funded research projects of two longitudinal studies of aging, the Project Talent Aging Study (PTAS) and the Project Talent Twin and Sibling (PTTS) Study. Each of these studies fielded recent late-life follow-up assessments of a large cohort of adolescents that began in 1960. Key aims of PTAS and PTTS are the study of early life family and environmental influences, individual factors (e.g., personality, social, cognitive ability), and genetics in predicting adult socioeconomic and psychosocial characteristics, and later life cognitive and physical health.
The Survey Research Center (SRC) (https://www.src.isr.umich.edu) in the Institute for Social Research (ISR) at the University of Michigan invites applications for a full-time position of Research Scientist (open rank) in the program for Population, Neurodevelopment, and Genetics (PNG) to conduct research on Biosocial Approaches to Health Inequalities and Aging.