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.
http://www.mpi.nl/people/vacancies/postdoctoral-research-scientist-in-statistical-genomics-genetic-epidemiology-1

(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; vipbg.vcu.edu) 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

Postdocs, Department of Psychology at Emory University, Atlanta (USA)

The Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory (PI information: http://psychology.emory.edu/home/people/faculty/palmer-rohan.html) located in the Department of Psychology at Emory University, is looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellows to work on statistical genetics and epidemiological studies of substance use, psychopathology, and their relation to cognitive functioning.

We mainly focus on whole genome and systems-based genetic studies that integrate multi-omics data (DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) into our models predicting complex traits and diseases. We also work on longitudinal studies that examine the development of addictive behaviors in the context of personality and cognitive differences, as well as, a number of familial and individual-level demographic characteristics.

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