Post-doc, Karolinska Institutet (Sweden)

We welcome applications for a postdoctoral position in developmental behaviour genetics in the research group headed by Dr. Terje Falck-Ytter, Center of Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Karolinska Institutet (

This position is tied to the BABYTWINS study (, in which we assess brain (EEG) and behavior (including eye movements) in 5 month old twins who are subsequently followed to the age of three years of age (n = 620 infants). The 5-month data collection in the BABYTWINS study, which is unique of its kind in the world, will be completed by the end of 2019.

A key aim is to understand etiological factors behind early brain and behavioral processes that predict later variability in domains such as language, social-communication and behavioral flexibility.  This aim will be realized through structural equation twin model-fitting analyses of these newly acquired twin data.

BABYTWINS is led by Dr Falck-Ytter in collaboration with Professor Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, University of London), and currently consists of two PhD students and three research assistants. The postdoc will be supervised by Falck-Ytter and Ronald.

The successful candidate will be responsible for leading analyses for publication in peer  reviewed journals, in collaboration with the project team. The candidate will also have the opportunity to gain experience in training PhD students and contributing to grant writing activities. As such, the position provides an excellent opportunity for transition to career independence. The post-doctoral fellow will benefit from a generous fund of 10 000 EUR per annum for books, conference attendance, training courses, and other eligible academic activities. The student will also have the opportunity to conduct research visits to the Genes Environment Lifespan laboratory at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, University of London.

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