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.
Mental illnesses account for 32% of years lived with disability. Critically, 50% of mental illnesses are established before age 14 years. It is thus imperative to better understand the causes of early psychiatric symptoms in childhood if we are to design effective preventive interventions.

To better identify intergenerational pathways, I-RISK will develop and
implement cutting-edge genetically-informed methods to enable stronger
causal inference. In particular, the project will focus on so-called
‘genetic nurture’ effects. The project features data from four of the
largest child cohorts in Europe (pooled N >100,000) with genomic data on
parents and children. We are looking for a high-potential early-career
researcher to contribute to the success of the project and make a
substantial contribution to research in this area.

The postholders will benefit from a prestigious research environment in
one of the world’s most prestigious universities. The positions offers
great opportunities to gain training in cutting-edge longitudinal and
genetic methods, and to collaborate with leading researchers in the
field, nationally and internationally.

Deadlines for applications early July, please check the following links:


PhD studenships:

For more information, contact Dr. Pingault at