Philipp Koellinger and Ronald de Vlaming will be teaching the 5th edition of the summer school in genome-wide data analysis in Amsterdam (6-10 Jul 2020).
They will introduce you to the working horses of complex trait genetics and discuss heritability, GWAS, population stratification, polygenic scores, Mendelian randomization, genetic correlation, multivariate approaches to genetic discovery, statistical power & study design. Potential applications of these tools in epidemiology and the social sciences will be discussed, including what these results mean and — importantly — what they do not mean. You will also be familiarized with data structures, relevant programs and commands in the computer tutorials. People who joined the summer school in the past included PhD students, postdocs, junior and senior faculty members from around the globe (e.g. US, EU, Australia, Asia) from various disciplines including economics, psychology, sociology, epidemiology, and (of course) behavioral genetics.
Please click here for a link for more information and to apply (deadline June 8, 2020).
Bristol Biodesign 2020
A one-day international symposium in synthetic biology and biodesign
6th of May 2020
School of Chemistry, University of Bristol
Abstract submissions due March 6, 2020
POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN GENETICS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY
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.
Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alcohol and Addiction Research.
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.
Skirting Mendel: Non-Classical Mechanisms of Phenotypic Variation, Inheritance and Disease, hosted by Keystone Symposia will be held March 15 –19, 2020 at Whistler Conference Center in British Columbia, Canada. This is an exciting program that will appeal to geneticists, epigenomicists, chromatin biologists, developmental biologists, mathematicians, physiologists and clinical scientists. The symposium will be hosted together with the Higher-Order Chromatin Architecture in Time and Space. You can find all of the details and registration information at keystonesymposia.org/20X4. The registration date is just weeks away (Feb1) and there are still short talk slots available.
**The speaker list for the variation half of the meeting is below!
We are seeking two Postdoctoral Fellows with the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA) at the University of California San Diego Department of Psychiatry. The UC San Diego Department of Psychiatry is one of the top Psychiatry departments in the country. VETSA comprises a set of NIA-funded longitudinal studies focused on behavior genetics of cognitive and brain aging. The position is for an initial 2-year postdoc.
The Department of Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University offers graduate programs in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Developmental Sciences. We are currently accepting applications for our Master’s and Ph.D. programs. Application deadline is December 1st. Below is information on our faculty who will be accepting new doctoral students. We also include information on our core curriculum. Click here for more information; or for more information and to apply for our Ph.D. program with a Developmental Sciences specialization, please visit: https://epsy.tamu.edu/academics/developmental-sciences/