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.
The Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) is seeking a human developmental scientist for a tenure-track or tenure-eligible faculty position at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). The BIRC is a clinical/computational neuroscience center and center of excellence in training and career development. This faculty position is a key component of a strategic plan to extend our human neuroimaging research program into early to late childhood and early adolescence to inform the neurodevelopmental trajectory of drug use and other mental health disorders.
Position 1: Postdoctoral fellow in social differences and mental health Centre for Fertility and Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; Position 2: Doctoral research fellowship in social differences and mental health Centre for Fertility and Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health; Position 3: Postdoctoral fellow on gender differences in education and health Centre for Fertility and Health, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
The Departments of Medical Genetics and Psychiatry at the University of Alberta has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the area of Psychiatric Genetics, specifically involving genetic and genomic studies in psychiatry. The successful candidate will possess a relevant doctoral degree (in Psychiatric Genetics/Genomics or equivalent) with training in statistical genetics. Experience in genome-wide association analysis as applied to addictions and mental health with relevant techniques such as admixture analysis and running linear mixed models using GCTA or SAIGE with a covariance matrix is essential. A strong track record of refereed journal publications is desired and helpful for securing awards. A high standard of communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills with creative problem-solving and dedication to tasks are required. See here for more details.
A one-year research fellowship is available at the University of Chicago beginning July 1, 2020, for a recent PhD with expertise in molecular genetics, particularly expertise in creating and using polygenic risk scores. The fellow will work with a multidisciplinary team of researchers to study relationships between polygenic risk scores and neural structure and functioning and psychopathology in a large sample of genotyped and imagined children. Expertise in biometric twin analyses would be advantageous, but not essential. This is an opportunity for an efficient scientist to author a number of high impact papers in a short period of time.
Please send an email describing your interests and a CV to Benjamin B. Lahey: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) has TWO openings for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS RESEARCH. Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty preceptors. The positions are funded through an NIH Institutional Training grant (only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered) or a Mission Enhancement funding source (without residency limitations). Doctoral candidates and recent Ph.D.’s interested in research opportunities offered by the training grant faculty (and described in the faculty pages of this website) are encouraged to contact us for more information. Information on postdoctoral traineeship stipends and requirements, including service payback, is available here and here.
The CTGlab has several positions for postdocs to work in developing and improving interpretation of GWAS findings in biological context. One position is more focused on bioinformatics and requires programming skills and knowledge about eQTL, scRNA, and/or HiC datasets, the second position is more statistically oriented and requires knowledge on statistical genetics. The CTG team at VU Amsterdam is led by Danielle Posthuma and positions are funded by an EU – ERC Advanced grant. Positions are open until filled and applications are continuously evaluated.
The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology.
The position is within the Population Genetics of Human Communication research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain. The host research group is embedded within the Language & Genetics Department and investigates the genetic basis of social communication, language and interaction. The successful applicant will work on large-scale omics analyses of social-communication and social behaviour within population-based cohorts and study overlap with disorder, taking a developmental perspective. In addition, he/she will carry out work “Disentangling autism heterogeneity through multivariate genetic analyses“, a project funded by the Simons foundation and the Max Planck Society, using data from the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) cohort. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled)