Three positions at University of Edinburgh (Scotland, UK)

University of Edinburgh has three positions in the area of data science funded by Health Data Research UK ( The full description of the posts can be found at

We are looking for applications in:

  1. Machine learning and bioinformatics (Vacancy ref: 044246)
  2. High performance computing and statistics (Vacancy ref: 044234)
  3. Cancer epidemiology (Vacancy ref: 044248)

Three tenure-track faculty members, University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

The Initiative on Social Genomics at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to hire three new tenure track faculty:
The Initiative on Social Genomics is one of six successful proposals for Cluster Hires at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The aim is for UW to become home to the largest and most innovative group of researchers pursuing topics in Social Genomics in the world.

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Research positions, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia (USA)

The Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) invites applications for four (4) tenure-eligible epidemiology positions in cancer, psychiatric/substance abuse disorders/genetic, or social and health disparities research at the rank of associate or full professor commensurate with academic background and experience.

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Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Oslo (Norway)

We have an exciting three-year position as researcher/senior researcher available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo funded through the Research Council of Norway. The successful applicant will work on novel data from more than 100,000 children and their parents from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including genotype data, longitudinal questionnaire data from pregnancy onwards, and National registry data.

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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.)