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At the PGC, we have collaborators from around the world. Listed below are various career opportunities from some of our colleagues.

Postdoc in pharmacogenomics of ADHD

Deadline 1 Jun

The Department of Biomedicine at Faculty of Health at Aarhus University (AU), Denmark invites applications for an exciting position as Postdoc to do research in pharmacogenomics of ADHD as per 1st of September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is a fixed-term fulltime position for two years.

About the research project
Stimulant medications are first line treatment for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and have proven effective in reducing ADHD core symptoms and risk of several negative outcomes such as injuries, accidents and risk of substance use disorder. Despite this, ~50% of ADHD patients that initiate stimulants discontinue treatment within two years, with poor treatment response and side-effects being the most common reasons. The biological mechanisms underpinning medication discontinuation are not well understood, and the aim of this project is to identify common and rare genetic variants involved in ADHD medication discontinuation and elucidate the shared genetic architecture of medication discontinuation with cardiometabolic diseases. The project entails analyses of comprehensive genome-wide data generated by the iPSYCH consortium including more than 130,000 genotyped individuals (22K ADHD cases), which can be linked to information about ADHD medication use in the National Danish Prescription register.

The work is a part of the large EU-funded project TIMESPAN (www.timespan.eu) where the overall objective is to advance the management of cardiometabolic disease in patients with ADHD, by improving available treatments and risk stratification. The successful postdoc will work in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary consortia setting together with leading researchers in psychiatry genetics and ADHD across Europe and the US. Specifically, the project will be conducted in close collaboration with researchers at the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (MEB) at Karolinska Institute (KI), Stockholm. The psychiatric genomics research group at Aarhus University and the psychiatric epidemiology group at KI have extensive experience with analysing Scandinavian register data, advanced pharmaco-epidemiology and psychiatric research experience, and will provide supervision in these areas to support the postdoc. Finally, there are possibilities to complete a research visits/stay at KI.

You can find more information about required skills and how to apply here: https://biomed.au.dk/about-us/vacant-positions/job/postdoc-in-pharmacogenomics-of-adhd/

 

Researcher Position at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo, Norway 

We have an exciting position as researcher available at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) in Oslo funded through the Research Council of Norway on the project “Intergenerational Transmission of risk for common mental disorders” with a duration of 16 months with the possibility of extension. The successful applicant will work on novel data from more than 100,000 children and their parents from the Norwegian Mother and Child Cohort Study (MoBa), including genomic data, longitudinal questionnaire data from pregnancy onwards, and National registry data. The focus of the project is on the role of genetic and environmental risk factors in intergenerational transmission of risk for common mental disorders and personality traits. We will also examine associations between genetic risk factors and a number of environmental exposures, and the interplay between genetic and environmental risk factors.

The successful applicant will become part of an international and multidisciplinary research environment. The project is led by Professor Eivind Ystrøm and his research group at the Department of mental disorders at the NIPH in collaboration with PROMENTA research center at the University of Oslo, and King’s College London.

Link to application portal: https://945000.webcruiter.no/Main/Recruit/Public/4327035893?language=en&link_source_id=0

 

Post Doctor Position in Oslo, Norway. 

Psychiatric genetics post doc position in Oslo funded by EU  Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Grant, where applicant can participate in designing the project:

Scientia fellows:

https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/apply/

https://www.med.uio.no/english/research/scientia-fellows/thematic-areas/psychiatric-genetics/

Please contact Ole Andreassen asap if interested.

 

Post Doctor Position (3-year full time) at the Department of mental disorders, Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH).

There is 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).

Application Requirements

    • Must be in English or a Scandinavian language and include:
    • Cover letter of max. 2 pages (statement of motivation, summarizing scientific work and research interest)
    • CV and complete list of publications
    • PhD diploma and transcript of grades from other graduate/undergraduate degrees.
    • List of 2-3 referee persons (name, relation to candidate, email and phone number).

For more information about the position, please visit this website: https://945000.webcruiter.no/Main/Recruit/Public/4363621546?language=nb&link_source_id=0