Postdoc, University of Texas at Austin (USA)

The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Psychology and Population Research Center

Postdoc in Statistical Genetics, PI: Elliot M. Tucker-Drob

Summary: Postdoctoral Research position in Austin, Texas to work under the supervision of Dr. Elliot Tucker-Drob in the development and application of multivariate statistical methods in psychiatric genetics and sociogenomics. This work is currently funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health (R01AG054628) and the Jacobs Foundation. The position is available September, 2018 (earlier and later start dates are negotiable) and includes benefits. The position is for 2 years with the option for renewal.

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Workshop, Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research

Dear colleagues,

The GESIS workshop week on “Behavioral Genetics in Social Science Research” takes place October 8-12, 2018 at GESIS Cologne, Germany.

The purpose of this workshop week is to familiarize social scientists with genetic data and provide instruction on how to incorporate genetic information into social science analyses. All workshops offer hands-on training for researchers working at the intersection of genetics and social science research.

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Postdoc, The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (The Netherlands)

Postdoc in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, is offering a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology.

The host research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain, investigates the genetic basis of social communication, language and interaction in large population-based cohorts.

(Starting salary: €47,399 – €52,573 p.a.)

Postdoctoral fellowship, genetics of mental disorders, Oslo (Norway) and Bristol (UK)

We have an exciting three-year postdoctoral position to study genetic risk factors for mental disorders and their manifestations in traits, symptoms and diagnoses during different developmental stages from birth to adulthood. Additional aims are to examine the potential influences of gender and environmental exposures on whether genetic risk factors for mental disorders are manifested in mental health problems. The postdoctoral fellow will work on novel data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including longitudinal follow-up of more than 100,000 children and their parents from pregnancy onwards, genotype data and linkage to national registries.

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Postdocs, Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (USA)

The Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics (VIPBG; is pleased to invite applications for postdoctoral training with a focus on mental health. The Institute offers a rich interdisciplinary training environment.  Institute faculty include leaders in the fields of behavioral and psychiatric genetics and represent a wide range of scientific backgrounds from molecular and statistical genetics to epidemiology, psychology, psychiatry.

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Postdoctoral Positions in Statistical Genomics, Boulder (USA)

We are looking for bright, motivated postdoctoral applicants with experience in programming, statistics, genetics and/or behavioral sciences to help us develop methods to elucidate the genetic architecture of complex traits using genome-wide data. This NIH funded work is being conducted at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG), University of Colorado, Boulder (Matthew Keller, Luke Evans, & Matt Jones) in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Queensland, Australia (Peter Visscher & Jian Yang).


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New membership system

Dear members, due to a change in the membership system some of you received confusing emails. Please read the announcement below:

BGA has moved to a new membership and conference management system, 123Signup, which does not use PayPal for payments. Therefore, you received an email that the treasurer cancelled any future PayPal payments.  This,  in order to prevent double-billing in the future.

To be clear: Your BGA membership has NOT been cancelled and it IS ACTIVE and fully paid! In addition, we would request that you NOT re-enroll via PayPal!  

Your memberships were automatically transferred to the new system.  One-month before each membership expires, you will start receiving messages from BGA asking that you renew your membership through 123Signup. At that time, you will be able to choose between annual renewal or automatic renewal in the new system.

There is actually nothing you need to do at this time.  You may update your profile, request a printed copy of the journal Behavior Genetics, and register for the upcoming conference at any time using 123Signup.  

We apologize for the confusion!  BGA definitely values your membership and I appreciate your patience as we transition to this new membership system!

Best Wishes, Julie Grant, BGA Treasurer and Membership Committee Chair