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The Behavior Genetics Association is an international society that promotes research into the connections between heredity and behavior, both human and animal. View recent announcements below, and peruse our site using the menus above ^ for information on the journal, meetings, jobs, training, members, and inclusion diversity equity and access efforts, and links on the side > for more on our purpose, committees, by-laws, history, and related links.

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2023 BGA Meeting Abstract submission now open

The 2023 BGA Annual Meeting will be held in Murcia, Spain from Wednesday June 21 – Saturday June 24.  The local hosts for this meeting are Juan Ordoñana Martín & Jose Morosoli Garcia

The abstract submission and registration is now open. This year we are using the ‘Oxford Abstract’ submission system. To submit an abstract go to https://app.oxfordabstracts.com/stages/4982/submitter

Abstracts are invited for Oral, Poster or Symposium presentations. The deadline for abstract submissions is 11:59pm Central European Standard time on Wednesday 15th of March.
You can submit, as presenting author:
-1 abstract for consideration as an oral presentation, or
-1 abstract for consideration as an oral presentation + 1 abstract for consideration as an poster presentation, or
-1 abstract for consideration as an oral presentation + 1 abstract as a presenter/chair/discussant in a symposium, or
-up to 2 abstracts for consideration as poster presentations
There is no limit to the number of presentations you can be a co-author/non-presenting author on.

Instructions for symposium submissions:

-If you wish to submit a symposium email BehaviorGeneticsAssociation@gmail.com and let us know 1) the title of the symposium 2) the speakers and the order in which they are speaking. We will then add your symposium to the list of submission options.
-All symposia must have 4 speakers + a chair or discussant. One of the speakers may act as chair or discussant.
-The speakers can not all come from the same group
-When forming a symposium you are strongly advised to consider the diversity of speakers with regard to gender, ethnicity, seniority and location.

Faculty Position – Mental Health & Neuroscience

Faculty Position – Mental Health & Neuroscience
QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute – Brisbane Australia

We are currently seeking to employ outstanding independent (mid-career to senior) researcher/s (Faculty) with a track record of success in publications and attracting externally competitive grant funding.  We invite applications from all areas of Mental Health and Neuroscience research including applicants who focus on: bioinformatic, cellular, clinical, economic, epidemiological, genomic, imaging, methodological, neuroscience or pharmacological approaches
The Mental Health and Neuroscience Program includes 8 research groups working in a diverse range of areas from Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience working across a range of approaches including epidemiology, genetics and genomics and clinical research. We are seeking research leaders conducting high-quality mental health and neuroscience research to expand the Program. Successful applicants will be expected to lead their own research projects as well as contributing to the Program through collaboration and committee involvement.
For further information:  For more information go to https://qimrberghofer.turborecruit.com.au/job/job_details.cfm?id=521529&from=  or contact Sarah Medland, Program Director Mental Health and Neuroscience via email sarah.medland@qimrberghofer.edu.au
Closing Date: 15 January 2023

Two Doctoral Positions at the University of Oslo – The European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN)

Two PhD fellowships are available at the PROMENTA Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (UiO). The PhD fellows will be working in the European Social Science Genetics Network (ESSGN). The PhD fellows at UiO will working on integrating genetic and social science approaches to study intergenerational transmission of educational performance and school variation in genetic and environmental effects under supervision of professors Eivind Ystrom, Alexandra Havdahl, and two professors from European institutions in the ESSGN.

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Purdue University Research Program On STEM Education (PURPOSE) Postdoctoral Training Initiative in Human Development and Family Studies is seeking FOUR postdoctoral scholars

PURPOSE is a National Science Foundation-funded institutional postdoctoral training program which is hosted through the Center for Early Learning in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Purdue University. The training program is recruiting four two-year postdocs in the areas of early childhood STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning and development in informal and/or formal learning environments (i.e., home and school environments). Continue reading

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cognitive and Brain Aging

We are seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows for a major NIA funded longitudinal study of cognitive and brain aging in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). The UCSD Department of Psychiatry is one of the top research departments in the United States. The post-doctoral fellows work primarily on the Vietnam Era Twin Study of Aging (VETSA); the PIs are Drs. William Kremen, Carol Franz, and Michael Lyons. VETSA constitutes a rich interdisciplinary study that can address a wide variety of important research questions elucidating risk and protective factors for cognitive and brain aging as well as life course development from over 1600 subjects. Three waves of in-depth cognitive, psychosocial and health, biomarker, GWAS, and MRI data in twins are completed. Wave 4 data collection started in 2020. The study has been ongoing since 2002. The fellowship also includes opportunities to participate in several international consortia, including CHARGE, ENIGMA, IGEMS, and PGC. Continue reading

Post-Doctoral Position at Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington

The Indiana University School of Public Health-Bloomington invites applications for a post-doctoral fellow with strong data analytic and collaborative skills to join a team of researchers focused on rigor, reproducibility, and transparency and/or statistical and data analytic research in the obesity, nutrition, or aging research domains. Continue reading