Postdocs, Department of Psychology at Emory University, Atlanta (USA)

The Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory (PI information: located in the Department of Psychology at Emory University, is looking for self-motivated and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellows to work on statistical genetics and epidemiological studies of substance use, psychopathology, and their relation to cognitive functioning.

We mainly focus on whole genome and systems-based genetic studies that integrate multi-omics data (DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) into our models predicting complex traits and diseases. We also work on longitudinal studies that examine the development of addictive behaviors in the context of personality and cognitive differences, as well as, a number of familial and individual-level demographic characteristics.

The candidates will be expected to work on statistical/computational methods & tool development, real data analysis, and publishing in decent journals. The candidates will have opportunities to collaborate with members of other departments (e.g., Neurology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Psychology) at Emory University, as well as other institutions affiliated with the lab (


Ph.D. in Statistics/Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Quantitative Psychology, or other relevant discipline with a strong quantitative research background. Individuals with extensive (2+ years) experience in GWAS and/or Gene Expression analysis are also encouraged to apply. Proficiency in one or multiple of the popular programming languages, e.g., C++,  Python, Perl, R; experience working with large genetics data and high-performance clusters are desirable.


Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter, CV, Brief Statement of Research & Interest (less than 3 pages), one Sample Publication and Contacts for 3 references. Please contact Rohan Palmer ( for any questions. Applications will be reviewed immediately after submission.

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