Post-docs, University of Minnesota (USA)

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.

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Post-docs, PhD, University College London (UK)

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.
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Post-doc, Virginia Commonwealth University (USA)

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.

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Post-doc, University of Southern California (USA)

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.

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Faculty position, University of Arkansas (USA)

FACULTY POSITION OPPORTUNITY IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND NEUROSCIENCE

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.

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Identify important new directions for health-related behavioral and social science research by March 29, 2020

The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is seeking broad public input on important new directions for health-related behavioral and social sciences research (BSSR).

Specifically, OBSSR requests your input on research directions that will support the achievement of the scientific priorities in the OBSSR Strategic Plan 2022-2026 (see current strategic plan) and that will advance or transform the broader health impact of BSSR. OBSSR is interested in focusing on research directions that are trans-disease and cross-cutting in nature and address critical gaps in the field.

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Post-docs, PhD, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway)

The Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo, Norway has total three vacant postdoc and PhD positions.

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

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Post-doc, University of Alberta (Canada)

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.

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Summer School Announcement

Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Summer school: Nature & Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

We offer a summer school in Amsterdam, which is open to bachelor students, master students, PhD students, and researchers from around the world who would like to gain knowledge and hands-on data-analysis experience with twin data, and various omics data (from genomic to epigenomic data). This year, the summer school takes place from July 18 till August 1 2020. Scholarships are available.

For more information and to apply go to https://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/short/summer-school/courses/nature-and-nurture/index.aspx