Postdoctoral researcher positions at the University of Minnesota


Professor Scott Vrieze and the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research are seeking postdoctoral scholars to investigate the nature, origins, and development of addiction, psychopathology, and related conditions using genetically informative designs. These include genome-wide association studies and large longitudinal twin and adoption designs.  Individuals in the position will report directly to Dr. Vrieze, and will be housed within the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota as well as the Minnesota Center for Twin and Family Research, led by Profs Vrieze along with Bill Iacono, Matt McGue, Sylia Wilson, Monica Luciana, and Steve Malone. Both of these institutions have a vibrant history and exciting future in the use of genetic designs to understand the nature and origins of behavior and human experience. Scholars from the US and outside the US are eligible for this position. Informal inquiries may be sent to Scott Vrieze at vrieze@umn.edu.
 
The position announcement and application instructions are available here: https://hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/348358

Research Associate

The position of a Research Associate has become available for up to 12 months at the Hungry Mind Lab (www.hungrymindlab.com) at the Department of Education at the University of York. The position is associated with a research project awarded by the Nuffield Foundation to Prof Sophie von Stumm. The project’s aim is to study the gene-environment interplay in children’s early life development, using longitudinal cohort study data. from the UK. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative statistical skills, experience in studying and modelling individual differences, and an interest in researching the causes of children’s differences in development. The ideal candidate will have previously studied the transmission of family background inequality and aims for a career in research. Flexible/ remote working options are available. Continue reading

Project Co-ordinator

The position of a Project Co-ordinator has become available for 24 months from January 2023 at the Hungry Mind Lab (www.hungrymindlab.com) at the Department of Education at the University of York. The position is to support a research project awarded by the Nuffield Foundation to Prof Sophie von Stumm. The project’s aim is to study the role of children’s early-life language experiences in the transmission of family background inequality, and to disseminate the findings to various research stakeholders. The research focus is on understanding children’s developmental differences and charting how their early-life language experiences influence their later educational achievement and socio-emotional skills. This role would suit someone with a background in children’s early life development, language learning, or family inequality studies, with an interest in developing strong statistical skills, and the aim to complete a PhD in a social science discipline. Continue reading

Research Associate

The position of a Research Associate has become available for 24 months from January 2023 at the Hungry Mind Lab (www.hungrymindlab.com) at the Department of Education at the University of York. The position is to support a research project awarded by the Nuffield Foundation to Prof Sophie von Stumm. The project’s aim is to study the role of children’s early-life language experiences in the transmission of family background inequality, and to disseminate the findings to various research stakeholders. The research focus is on understanding children’s developmental differences and charting how their early-life language experiences influence their later educational achievement and socio-emotional skills. The successful candidate will have strong quantitative statistical skills, experience in studying and modelling individual differences, and an interest in researching the causes of children’s differences in development. The ideal candidate will have previously studied the transmission of family background inequality and aims for a career in research. Flexible/ remote working options are available. Continue reading

PhD Fellowships in Social Science Genomics, University of Oslo, Norway

Two PhD fellowships are available at the PROMENTA Research Center, Department of Psychology, University of Oslo (https://www.sv.uio.no/promenta/english/). The PhD fellows will be working in the project The PsychoGeography of Intergenerational Mobility: Early life socioeconomic position, mental health, and educational performance (GeoGen) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). GeoGen is an interdisciplinary project integrating genetic and social science approaches to study geographical variation in genetic and environmental effects related to intergenerational mobility. Continue reading

Research Coordinator Position at the University of Minnesota

Dr. Bob Krueger and Dr. Glenn Roisman of the University of Minnesota, Co-Principal Investigators on two coordinated five-year NIH-funded grants to follow-up the large Sibling Interaction and Behavior Study (SIBS) and the Minnesota Twin Registry (MTR) cohorts into late life, seek to hire a Research Coordinator (8352P2: Researcher 2) responsible for coordinating field studies by recruiting participants and coordinating research assistants (e.g., scheduling participant visits). The Research Coordinator will review data to assure quality and prepare data for analysis and publication, as well as maintain records and assist with communication with the UMN IRB and the research sponsor (NIH/NIA).  They will ensure that components of the project are completed in an ethically and scientifically rigorous manner.  These duties require knowledge and experience with health research, including knowledge of relevant regulations and reporting requirements and procedures.  In addition, the Research Coordinator will serve as a key resource to the PIs and other staff regarding regulatory compliance, including identification of potential issues and working to resolve issues in collaboration with the PIs and other project staff.  The Research Coordinator will work closely with the SIBS and MTR research participants, co-investigators, and RAs, so a bachelor’s degree is required and research experience, knowledge, and skills plus outstanding communication and problem-solving skills are preferred.  

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PhD position to understand potential reasons for delayed ADHD diagnosis in females

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common and highly impairing neurodevelopmental disorder that is associated with life-long adverse social, educational, and health outcomes. Diagnosis of ADHD is often delayed and may even be missed entirely in many females. Even when recognised, treatment with ADHD medication can be further delayed or not provided for females with ADHD. This delay and inequality in access to clinical care is likely to have a negative impact on the mental health and wellbeing of affected individuals and increase the costs of social and healthcare services. Delayed recognition of ADHD could be due to compensatory factors or coping strategies that mask ADHD difficulties and may be more common in females than males. These could include learning adaptive skills that improve difficulties associated with ADHD or strategies used to manage emotional dysregulation and social consequences such as peer rejection. This is an important area of research that has received little attention in ADHD to date.

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Post-doc, Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Zucker Hillside Hospital, New York (NY)

Feinstein Institute for Medical Research / Zucker Hillside Hospital is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to take a leadership role in two NIH-funded studies involving polygenic risk scores and other statistical/ computational genomics approaches. One grant focuses on cognitive genomics and its relationship to psychopathology. The other grant examines polygenic embryo screening. Additional opportunities to collaborate on several inter-related projects as part of the Ashkenazi Genome Consortium, as well as schizophrenia-related projects (including pharmacogenetics and cognitive/imaging genetics) as part of the Zucker Hillside Hospital schizophrenia research program. Position will be funded for 2-4 years with salary and benefits competitive with industry and commensurate with experience. Postdoctoral fellows at the Zucker Hillside Hospital are mentored to develop into independent investigators; our department has a strong track record in obtaining competitive funding for our fellows and junior investigators, including NIH K awards and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (NARSAD) Young Investigator Awards. Continue reading

PhD, Nic Waals Institutt, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital, Oslo, Norway

PhD fellowship to study the epidemiology of childhood self-harm at Nic Waals Institutt, Lovisenberg Diakonale Hospital

We are seeking a talented graduate (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, biology, statistics, epidemiology) wishing to develop strong interdisciplinary skills at the interface of epidemiology, genetics, and children’s mental health. The student will be based at Nic Waals Institute, Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Oslo, with academic enrolment at the Department of Psychology, University of Oslo. The PhD student will be embedded within a team of international, cross-disciplinary researchers, using cutting-edge methods and large cohort data to better understand the emergence and course of mental illness and self-harm from birth to adulthood.

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