Careers with PGC Investigators

The Psychiatric Genomics Consortium is one of the most innovative experiments in the history of psychiatry. We have unified much of the field to enable rapid progress in elucidating the genetic basis of psychiatric disorders. We have 800+ investigators from 36 countries and >400K subjects. The PGC has attracted a cadre of outstanding scientists whose careers center on our work. We are interested in making connections for Early Career Researchers. 

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Interested in working with PGC Collaborators?

PositionInstitutionBrief DescriptionLink to ApplicationDeadline
Senior Research AnalystVirginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics with Dr Kenneth KendlerThis position will entail working with multiple VIPBG faculty and trainees on projects that involve genetic analyses and psychiatric/behavioral outcomes. A strong background in data quality control, management, and analysis is required.Apply HereOpen until filled.
Postdoctoral ScholarUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with Dr Patrick Sullivan. The individual will have the opportuApply Herenity to help with multiple projects studying the genetics of various psychiatric disorders. We have multiple large datasets, and all projects are funded. The position will be set for one year with the opportunity to be reappointed yearly. The postdoc would work with Dr. Sullivan to create a multi-year plan to maximize scientific output, pursue opportunities to obtain grant funding, and progress toward an independent career.Apply HereJuly 30, 2023 or until filled.
Post Doctoral FellowEmory UniversityThe postdoctoral fellow will work on an NIH funded study of epigenetics of PTSD with PGC-PTSD workgroup and the Grady Trauma Project (GTP) collaborators. A strong background in data handling, statistics, bioinformatics, and R programming is preferred.
'Genetic and (neuro)biological mechanisms underlying self-regulation in youth'
Apply HereOpen until filled.
Postdoctoral PositionMax Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, NijmegenWe are excited to let you know that we have an upcoming postdoctoral position in Statistical Genomics/Genetic Epidemiology at the Max Planck Institute (MPI) for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands. This 3-year Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position (Full-time, 39 hours per week, TVöD E13.3, EUR 63,652.26 gross per year) is embedded within the EU-funded project “Risk and Resilience in Developmental Diversity and Mental Health” (HORIZON-HLTH-21). The R2D2 consortium is an international collaboration of 26 European and associated partners (Australia, Canada and Israel). R2D2 adopts a new approach to improve the well-being of individuals with neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs) by studying not only risk for disorder, but enhancing and promoting resilience towards NDDs. The successful applicant will work closely with Beate St Pourcain as part of the Population Genetics of Human Communication group at the MPI for Psycholinguistics. For informal scientific enquiries, please get in touch with Beate St Pourcain ( HereSeptember 30, 2023 or until filled.
Postdoc and Postgrad PositionsYale University School of MedicineThe successful candidates will be involved in several projects ongoing in Dr. Polimanti’s group. These include i) a multi-omics study of COVID-19, anxiety, depression, and posttraumatic stress disorder funded by the National Institute of Mental Health; ii) genetic and epigenetic studies of polysubstance use and abuse funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse; iii) development and application of genomic assessments to stratify the risk of psychiatric disorders funded by One Mind; iii) genome-wide study of Gulf War Illness in the Million Veteran Program funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs; iv) genetically informed investigation of the effect of socioeconomic factors on schizophrenia comorbidities funded by Alkermes.Apply HereOpen until filled.
Post-doctoral Scientist PositionUniversity of EdinburghThe successful researcher will join a highly collaborative team in the Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences in Edinburgh working with PGC colleagues across Oxford, KCL and Queensland. They will work on a Wellcome-funded study that uses genomic approaches to better understand the mechanisms of antidepressant action and why some people respond better than others. Candidates should have a background, or demonstrate a strong interest, in the genomics of mental health and/or the pharmacology or neuroscience of treatments for mental disorders. Excellent computational/statistical skills (preferably including R) and experience with DNA methylation or proteomic data would be beneficial but is not required. Apply HereOctober 6th, 2023

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