Postdoctoral fellowship, genetics of mental disorders, Oslo (Norway) and Bristol (UK)

We have an exciting three-year postdoctoral position to study genetic risk factors for mental disorders and their manifestations in traits, symptoms and diagnoses during different developmental stages from birth to adulthood. Additional aims are to examine the potential influences of gender and environmental exposures on whether genetic risk factors for mental disorders are manifested in mental health problems. The postdoctoral fellow will work on novel data from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including longitudinal follow-up of more than 100,000 children and their parents from pregnancy onwards, genotype data and linkage to national registries.

The postdoctoral fellow will be employed at Nic Waals Institute at Lovisenberg Diaconal Hospital in Oslo, and will become part of an international and multidisciplinary research environment including researchers from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, the University of Oslo, the University of Bristol, Cardiff University, Columbia University and Aarhus University. The fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers in the field such as George Davey Smith at the University of Bristol, UK, and David Evans at the University of Queensland, AU.

The position includes a generous exchange fellowship to cover travel and accommodation expenses of staying one year at the MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol.

  • Location: Oslo and Bristol
  • Salary: NOK 490,900 to NOK 539,084 per year, depending on experience (approximately £44,759-£49,153; €51,256 – €56,287; $60,385-$66,312 USD).
  • Additional exchange fellowship: NOK 32,000 (approximately £2,917; €3,341; $3,936) per month for 12 months.
  • Advertisement closes: 30 June 2018.
  • Start date: August 1 2018, or as soon as possible after this date.

For informal enquires, please get in touch with Alexandra Havdahl (

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