2021: The 51st Behavior Genetics Association Meeting


Abstract submission is open for the BGA 2021 online meeting!

Click here to download the abstract template. Abstracts are due Friday April 30th (2021).

The BGA 2021 annual meeting will be held online using the 24h zoom format. We are all disappointed that we cannot meet in Murcia, Spain this year. But please rest assured that we will see each other in Murcia soon!

Date of the online conferenceJune 29th, 2021

The 24h conference with ‘local hosts’ in the US, Europe, and Australia. The conference began in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday, June 29 at 9:00 A.M. (Brisbane time) which is Monday, June 28, midnight in London and Monday, June 28, 7:00 P.M. in New York.

Cost of Registration: Like our 2020 meeting, registration will be by donation only. We suggest $24 – one for each hour of the conference!

Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming months!

Postdoc, University of Wisconsin–Madison (USA)

Training Program in Emotion Research

T32 Postdoc Opportunity Training Program in Emotion Research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have two, 3-year post-doctoral positions starting in Fall 2021. Applications are due on Sunday, January 31, 2021. For more information, please visit emotion.wisc.edu/.

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Post-doc, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

The Nave Lab at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, has a postdoctoral position starting summer 2021. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in either statistics, econometrics, or machine learning, and an interest in the biological mechanisms underlying human behavior and decision-making. She or he is expected to lead high impact cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, using big data including brain images and genetic measures. For further information, see https://big-bear-research.org.

Interested applicants should send a CV, to Gideon Nave (gnave@wharton.upenn.edu). Informal inquiries are welcome.

PhD, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

A funded PhD position is available at the University of Edinburgh on the project: Air pollution and Dementia: Exploring genetic, cardiovascular and epigenetic moderators and mechanisms. This position offers integrated study and flexibility in training provision: a 3.5 year PhD for students with a relevant masters degree and a 4 year PhD for those with a high BSc (Hons), with a suite of bespoke training courses, informed by individual assessment of training needs. Training will be from the University of Edinburgh and the Karolinska.

Click here to read more: https://www.ed.ac.uk/usher/precision-medicine/project-opportunities/21-22-projects/air-pollution-and-dementia-exploring-genetic-cardi

Post-doc, University of California-Riverside (USA)

The Biobehavioral Research Lab (bbr.ucr.edu) is seeking a motivated full-time postdoctoral researcher to join the CATSLife2 project, the Colorado Adoption/Twin Study of Lifespan behavioral development and cognitive aging (CATSLife2), an NIA/NIH-funded research project to conduct research applying advanced statistical, genetic and geospatial methods for understanding associations between early life and proximal influences that influence cognitive functioning up to and across  the midlife transition. The CATSLife2 team includes researchers at the University of California-Riverside, University of Colorado-Boulder, Kings College London as well as Pennsylvania State University and University of Texas at Austin.

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Post-doc, University of Missouri (USA)

The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) has up to 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 by the University of Missouri (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.

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Post-doc, University of Missouri (USA)

Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available in the University of Missouri’s Preparing Future Faculty – Faculty Diversity (PFFFD) Postdoctoral Program. The PFFFD program is designed to develop scholars for tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants should demonstrate how they can contribute to faculty diversity, such as through membership in a group that is historically underrepresented or through other experience. Postdoctoral positions are typically for two years and provide research, teaching, and professional development opportunities.

Applications are due November 2, 2020 by 11:59 pm (Central time)

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Open Rank Faculty Positions, Indiana University (USA)

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications to join the faculty of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health. This is an open-rank search, and applicants at all levels (assistant, associate, or full professor) are welcome.  Individuals are sought who will contribute toward academic excellence in research and teaching in support of our mission to create knowledge and train the next generation to protect human health by improving the quality of environments where people live, work, and play.  Multiple positions are available.

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