Post-doc, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky (USA)

The Louisville Twin Study has an open postdoctoral research associate position. In collaboration with research groups at the University of Southern California and the University of Virginia, the postdoctoral research associate will work on a National Institute on Aging sponsored R01 research study. The overall aim of the project is to test whether cognitive development, biological aging, and amyloid aggregation predict cognitive functioning at midlife.

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Researcher, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Oslo)

Researcher on genetic factors for mental disorders Department of Mental disorders, The Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH)

We have an exciting position as researcher available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo funded through the Research Council of Norway on the project “Intergenerational Transmission of risk for common mental disorders” with a duration of 16 months with the possibility of extension. 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 genomic data, longitudinal questionnaire data from pregnancy onwards, and National registry data. The focus of the project is on the role of genetic and environmental risk factors in intergenerational transmission of risk for common mental disorders and personality traits. We will also examine associations between genetic risk factors and a number of environmental exposures, and the interplay between genetic and environmental risk factors.

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Research Associate, The Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health (UK)

This Research Associate position is an exciting opportunity for an outstanding person to join the new £10 million Wolfson Centre for Young People’s Mental Health. The post will be based at Cardiff University in the Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, ranked second in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework assessment for Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience. Closing Date: Wednesday, 5 May 2021

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10 Positions, Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA), USA

The Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) of the National Institute on Aging (NIA) offers a scientifically energizing and collegial environment with opportunities to engage the scientific community and support innovative social, behavioral, psychological, and economic research in aging and Alzheimer’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease related dementias. We are recruiting six Program Officers, including two supervisory roles within the BSR Office of the Director, and four Health Specialists/Social Science Analysts.

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Post-docs, Senior Research Fellow, Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford, UK

We are looking for three enthusiastic, highly motivated and talented individuals to join our team here at the Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science (LCDS). All three posts, two Postdoctoral Researchers and one Senior Research Fellow, will work on the European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant CHRONO research project: Chronotype, health and family – the role of biology, socio- and natural environment and their interaction. The project is embedded at the LCDS and led by its Director Professor Melinda Mills.

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Summer School Announcement

Department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Summer school: Nature & Nurture: Twin Research and Human Genetics

The department of Biological Psychology, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (host to the Netherlands Twin Register) is organizing a 2-week summer course on Twin Research and Human Genetics. The course is open to bachelor students, master students, PhD students, and researchers from around the world who would like to gain knowledge and hands-on data-analysis experience with twin and genomic data. This year, the summer school takes place from July 3 till July 17 2021. Scholarships are available.

For more information and to apply go to: https://www.vu.nl/en/programmes/short/summer-school/courses/nature-and-nurture/index.aspx

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

Postdoctoral Position – Statistical Genetics/Data Science/Whole Genome Sequencing of Autism

The Sebat laboratory at UCSD (http://sebatlab.org) is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow in statistical genetics/data science to lead a project on the whole-genome analysis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Our lab is compiling large datasets of whole genomes, exomes and detailed clinical phenotypes on ASD families. The goal of this study of understand how the combined effects of rare variants (SVs, SNPs, indels and STRs) and common polygenic risk influence behavioral traits and determine risk for ASD.

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Post-doc – Computational, University of California, San Diego (USA)

Postdoctoral Fellows – 3rd generation genome sequencing of autism

The Sebat laboratory at UCSD (http://sebatlab.org) is developing novel approaches for the identification of risk genes for neuropsychiatric disorders, and we are initiating a genetic study to investigate how complex structural variation (SV) of the genome contributes to risk for human disease. We seek to identify novel genetic risk factors for autism by sequencing the genome using combination of long read (PacBio) and short read (Illumina) sequencing technologies.

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Post-doc, Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, University of Minnesota (USA)

The Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow. The Center is led by a group of Principal Investigators, including Drs. Scott Vrieze, Monica Luciana, Sylia Wilson, William Iacono and Matt McGue. Since its inception, the Center has provided an intellectually rich environment and research tradition on the nature and origins of individual differences in human behavior and physiology. The postdoctoral fellow will have opportunities to work on large-scale genome-wide association studies of addiction and psychopathology.

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Post-doc, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado (USA)


Post-doctoral training opportunities are available through an NIH-funded T32 training grant administered through the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). IBG is one of the world’s leading institutes for genetic research on behavior. Internationally renowned research projects include the Colorado Adoption Project, the Colorado Twin Study and Longitudinal Twin Study, the Colorado Learning Disabilities Research Center, the Colorado Drug Research Center, and the Adolescent Brain and Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. IBG is home to a DNA repository (about 40K samples) for research on human behavior, as well as studying behaviorally and genetically defined lines of selected, recombinant inbred, transgenic, and knockout-gene mice. Many faculty members work collaboratively across disciplines to study the underlying genetic and neurobiological factors contributing to risk for substance abuse.

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