Post-doc – Genetics of Psychopathology, University of Chicago (USA)

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: blahey@uchicago.edu.

Post-doc, University of Missouri (USA)

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.

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Symposium Announcement

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!

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Post-docs, VU Amsterdam

The CTGlab has several positions for postdocs to work in developing and improving interpretation of GWAS findings in biological context. One position is more focused on bioinformatics and requires programming skills and knowledge about eQTL, scRNA, and/or HiC datasets, the second position is more statistically oriented and requires knowledge on statistical genetics. The CTG team at VU Amsterdam is led by Danielle Posthuma and positions are funded by an EU – ERC Advanced grant. Positions are open until filled and applications are continuously evaluated.

For more information on the team see: https://ctg.cncr.nl).
For more information on the positions contact Danielle Posthuma or:  https://bit.ly/2P5uFNH & https://bit.ly/2pDWFgL

Post-doc, Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, (Netherlands)

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

The position is within the Population Genetics of Human Communication research group, led by Dr Beate St Pourcain. The host research group is embedded within the Language & Genetics Department and investigates the genetic basis of social communication, language and interaction. The successful applicant will work on large-scale omics analyses of social-communication and social behaviour within population-based cohorts and study overlap with disorder, taking a developmental perspective. In addition, he/she will carry out work “Disentangling autism heterogeneity through multivariate genetic analyses“, a project funded by the Simons foundation and the Max Planck Society, using data from the Simons Foundation Powering Autism Research for Knowledge (SPARK) cohort. (Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled)

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Post-doc, University of California San Diego (US)

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.

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Ph.D. program in Developmental Sciences, Texas A&M (USA)

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/

Three Tenured Lecturer/Senior Lecturer (Assistant/Associate Professor) positions, University of Edinburgh, (Scotland, UK)

The Department of Psychology at University of Edinburgh is making five new hires, three of which are open field and would suit individuals in the Behavior Genetics community. The appointments are all permanent, with appointment as lecturer/senior lecturer level in the first instance. See below for a description of the department and links to the job ads.

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PhD, Max Planck (Nijmegen (NL))

The Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen (NL), is offering a research assistant or PhD position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology within the population genetics of human communication group. 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.

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