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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Post-doc, Nic Waals Institute of Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital, Oslo, Norway

Postdoctoral research fellowship to study early life origins and impacts of multimorbidity using cohort and registry data from Norway, Denmark, and the UK

We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to join the EMERGENT project for 3 years and address these aims. The fellowship is based at the Nic Waals Institute of Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital in Oslo, working alongside colleagues at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. With access to newly-released genetic and questionnaire data from more than 100,000 children and their parents enrolled in the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), linkage to population-wide health registries, and a network of replication cohorts across multiple countries, the successful applicant will use methods from classical and genetic epidemiology to publish impactful research into how and why multimorbidity emerges early in life, and with what consequences.

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Chair, Department of Kinesiology, Indiana University (USA)

The Indiana University School of Public Health‐Bloomington (SPH‐B) invites applications for the position of Department Chair and Tenured/Tenure Track Professor of Kinesiology. SPH-B welcomes applicants currently holding a tenured associate professorship or full professorship with demonstrable expertise in kinesiology or closely related field. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized public health scholar with a record of extramurally supported research as a corresponding principal investigator, potential for collaborative leadership and administration, and a clear commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. SPH-B seeks an accomplished, dynamic, energetic, visionary leader who fosters innovation, collaboration, and camaraderie in a highly diverse community of scholars.

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Post-doc, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA)

We are hiring a research associate in the area of statistical genetics and psychiatric epidemiology to contribute to projects on alcohol and other substance use disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Specific areas of focus include whole-genome analyses of these phenotypes and other psychiatric comorbidities in ancestrally diverse populations; delineating the environmental factors that may modify polygenic predispositions; and characterizing how genetic and environmental influences for alcohol and other substance use disorders are transmitted within families. The Research Associate position will be based in the newly-established Rutgers Center for the Genomics of Psychiatric Health and Addiction (RCGPHA), housed within the Department of Psychiatry at the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The Research Associate will be jointly supervised by Dr. Jessica Salvatore and Dr. Tim Bigdeli. Learn more and submit your CV and a cover letter detailing your interest in the position to: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/153829.

Research Assistant Professor, University of Michigan (USA)

The Survey Research Center (SRC) at the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR) invites applications for a full-time position of Research Assistant Professor for the Panel Study of Income Dynamics (PSID).

An exciting opportunity has been created for an enterprising scholar interested in biosocial approaches to health and behavior. This position will provide the opportunity to be among the first to use newly released genomic data collected on siblings and two generations of PSID families, as part of CDS-2014, lead the creation of new genomic data from saliva samples collected in CDS-2019, and oversee a new effort to expand the genomic data to a third generation of these families, which will result in genomic information on children, parents, and grandparents.

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Research Programmer, University of Southern California (USA)

The Center for Economic and Social Research at the University of Southern California seeks applicants for a research programmer position requiring strong statistical and data organization skills in SAS and/or STATA. Opportunities to learn or grow existing skills in web development and survey programming. For details of the position and the application process, visit usccareers.usc.edu and use requisition code REQ20098097. Available now. EOE.  https://usccareers.usc.edu/

A portion of this position will be devoted to working on IGEMS (Interaction of Genes and Environment in Multiple Studies) consortium. IGEMS brings together data from multiple twin studies of aging from around the world. See https://dornsife.usc.edu/labs/IGEMS

Clinical Geneticist, Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (Greece)

The Cyprus Institute of Neurology and Genetics (CING), is an internationally recognised Centre of Excellence offering specialised services, translational research and postgraduate education in the fields of neurology, genetics, biomedical and medical sciences. This is probably the most successful model nowadays as it combines education, service and innovative research activities in one centre, providing major medical benefits to the people, society and the country. CING was one of the first, and today one of the best Institutes in Europe where postgraduate education, research and service have been successfully combined.

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