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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Post-docs, University of Minnesota (USA)

The University of Minnesota seeks postdoctoral fellows interested in conducting innovative multidisciplinary research in domains including behavioral neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, clinical psychology, and/or behavioral genetics. Fellows are supported by a T32 training grant funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute on Drug Abuse. The purpose of the training program is to provide research and training opportunities to encourage the development of multidisciplinary skills within or across the above domains as they relate to drug use, addiction, and related psychopathology. There is a particular emphasis on using large-scale neuroimaging and genetic datasets to address questions pertinent to addiction.

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Post-doc or Research Associate, Indiana University (USA)

Post Doctoral Fellow or Research Associate, School of Public Health, Indiana University. The postdoctoral fellow or research associate will join a multi-institutional team in Bloomington, Indiana, of engineers, epidemiologists, chemists, and risk communication specialists to work on a unique set of projects combining field research and machine learning to untangle the influence of contaminants in drinking water on human health. The research is funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The primary goal of these project is to use “big data” and advanced machine learning methods to analyze disparities in exposure to contaminated drinking water in the United States and how those disparities influence human health. The projects all include a field research component involving engagement with households to collect environmental samples and health data. The plan is to build predictive modeling tools that can be freely used by communities, public health departments, and environmental agencies to identify communities at risk and to plan interventions.

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Assistant Research Scientist, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, 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 Assistant Research Scientist 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 aging.  This position will be involved at the beginning of a new effort to expand collection, processing, and evaluation of genomic data from multigenerational families. Building on the experience of the CDS collection of saliva from children and co-resident parents, this new project will collect saliva from non-resident family members, including grandparents.

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Post-doc, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (Oslo, Norway)

We have an exciting three-year position as post doc researcher available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo funded through the Research Council of Norway in collaboration with National Institute of Mental Health, USA. The successful applicant will work on Norwegian genotype and National Registry data including novel data from 230,000 participants (children and their parents) from the Norwegian Mother, Father and Child Cohort Study (MoBa). The focus of the project is to understand why some individuals with major depressive disorder experience more severe symptoms and outcomes than others, and to develop algorithms for identification of these individuals. The current project is part of a trans-Nordic big data collaboration including researchers from Denmark, Norway and Sweden using nation-wide registry data integrated with large-scale genetic data from biobanks. Continue reading

2021: The 51st Behavior Genetics Association Meeting


Abstract submission is open for the BGA 2021 online meeting!

Click here to download the abstract template. Abstracts are due Friday April 30th (2021).

The BGA 2021 annual meeting will be held online using the 24h zoom format. We are all disappointed that we cannot meet in Murcia, Spain this year. But please rest assured that we will see each other in Murcia soon!

Date of the online conferenceJune 29th, 2021

The 24h conference with ‘local hosts’ in the US, Europe, and Australia. The conference began in Brisbane, Australia, on Tuesday, June 29 at 9:00 A.M. (Brisbane time) which is Monday, June 28, midnight in London and Monday, June 28, 7:00 P.M. in New York.

Cost of Registration: Like our 2020 meeting, registration will be by donation only. We suggest $24 – one for each hour of the conference!

Please see the Current Meetings page for more details and to register!

Postdoc, University of Wisconsin–Madison (USA)

Training Program in Emotion Research

T32 Postdoc Opportunity Training Program in Emotion Research

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) funded Training Program in Emotion Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will have two, 3-year post-doctoral positions starting in Fall 2021. Applications are due on Sunday, January 31, 2021. For more information, please visit

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Post-doc, University of Pennsylvania (USA)

The Nave Lab at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania, has a postdoctoral position starting summer 2021. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in either statistics, econometrics, or machine learning, and an interest in the biological mechanisms underlying human behavior and decision-making. She or he is expected to lead high impact cutting-edge multidisciplinary research, using big data including brain images and genetic measures. For further information, see

Interested applicants should send a CV, to Gideon Nave ( Informal inquiries are welcome.

PhD, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

A funded PhD position is available at the University of Edinburgh on the project: Air pollution and Dementia: Exploring genetic, cardiovascular and epigenetic moderators and mechanisms. This position offers integrated study and flexibility in training provision: a 3.5 year PhD for students with a relevant masters degree and a 4 year PhD for those with a high BSc (Hons), with a suite of bespoke training courses, informed by individual assessment of training needs. Training will be from the University of Edinburgh and the Karolinska.

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