Post-doc, Emory University Department of Psychology (USA)

Post-doc, Emory University Department of Psychology (USA)

The Behavioral Genetics of Addiction Laboratory (PI: Rohan Palmer, PhD) at Emory University is recruiting a postdoctoral research fellow with interest in multi-omic and genetic analyses of the onset and persistence of drug and alcohol use and disorders. This post-doctoral position will focus on translating genetic findings for generalized substance use and disorders into a predictive toolset that can inform future research and intervention/prevention programs. Candidates with demonstrated interest in integrating multiple-omics data (e.g., DNA, RNA, microRNA, Methylation, Proteomics data) and/or developing genetically-informed predictive models of substance use and disorders are encouraged to apply. The lab also works on cross-sectional and longitudinal studies of addictive behaviors, as well as personality, cognition, and several environmental and familial factors associated with substance addiction. The postdoctoral fellow will lead statistical analyses of combined datasets and biobanks with the support of the lab’s bioinformatics staff. Examples of the types of studies that are ongoing include:  understanding whether model organism genetic and gene expression findings are enriched in human GWAS, drug repurposing, and the identification of genetic factors associated with substance use and disorders, to name a few.


Apply online at (Job Number: 71487) and send a curriculum vitae and contact information for references. Send inquiries to


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Doctoral students and a Post-doc at the University of Helsinki (Finland)

Doctoral students and a Post-doc at the University of Helsinki (Finland)

We invite applications for a four-year (doctoral students) and a two-year (postdoctoral researcher) full-time positions starting 13 September 2021 (or as agreed).


The appointees will work at the Institute of Criminology and Legal Policy (KRIMO) in the research group of associate professor Antti Latvala. Latvala’s research utilizes nationwide register data from Finland and Sweden and family-based, genetically informed research designs, as well as other quasi-experimental methods to study criminality, mental health, and related factors. The appointees will contribute to a beginning project examining effects of parental incarceration on offspring mental health, criminality and developmental outcomes, or other criminality-related register-based research projects. The project may include collaboration with researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden.

For more information and links to online applications, please see the job announcements:


Doctoral candidates:


Postdoctoral researcher:


For further information about the positions and the research projects, please contact associate professor Antti Latvala (,

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