Post-doc, University of Edinburgh (Scotland)

The department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences (PPLS) is seeking to appoint a 1 FTE Postdoctoral Research Assistant. The post-doctoral researcher will work within an existing team on the study “Integrated gene and brain mapping of language and reading abilities”. This position is funded by the BBSRC and uses cutting-edge neuroimaging, genetic, and epigenetic methods to understand the acquisition of reading and language abilities. The main data will come from Generation Scotland, a population based and multi-generational family study of around ~20,000 individuals. The researcher will work in collaboration with the principal grant holder (Dr Michelle Luciano) and other investigators (Dr Timothy Bates, Dr Heather Whalley, Dr Riccardo Marioni) and be responsible for key aspects of the research including data analysis, interpreting results, and disseminating research findings through scientific presentations and publications. The main project goal is to map genetic variation in language and reading abilities to components of molecular and neurobiological systems. We hope that identifying specific biological effects can ultimately contribute to improved literacy.

Applications are invited from those with a PhD or equivalent degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, Genetics, Statistics, or Computer Science. Deadline: 12 July 2021

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