Post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics

Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 20, 2020
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Full Time

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Job Code/Title Position Number P00001 Working Title Post-doctoral fellowship in Psychiatric and Statistical Genetics Department Psychiatry Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $50,004 Campus MCV Campus Position Type Post Doc Hours/Week Normal work days Normal work hours Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job

The Department of Psychiatry, within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University ( VCU ) in Richmond, Virginia, invites applications for three full-time postdoctoral researcher positions, available immediately.
The positions will be located at the Virginia Institute for Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics ( VIPBG ) ( VIPBG is world-renowned for its contributions to the genetic epidemiology of behavior and psychopathology. Its faculty and affiliates represent diverse disciplines including molecular genetics, psychology, epidemiology, and statistics. Accordingly, the successful candidates will have access to a range of training opportunities during the course of their postdoctoral research.

Most postdoctoral training is expected to take two years, although in some instances one or two additional years may be available. The successful applicants will participate in a rich and diverse research environment to study the causes, consequences and correlates of psychiatric disorders. This research training program is funded through an NIMH T32, and has a primary focus on psychiatric disorders, their etiology, co-morbidity and treatment.

Opportunities are available for travel to work with the Institute’s many national and international collaborators, to give conference presentations, and to attend workshops to further develop research skills.
Specific responsibilities will include:
• To acquire and apply research skills consistent with the specific aims of funded T32.
• To collaborate with their primary mentor and other members of the research education team.
• Documentation of all analytic procedures through open science applications.
• Manuscript preparation and submission to peer reviewed academic journals.
• Contribution as a co-author to manuscripts led by other members of the research team.
• Presentation of findings at professional conferences.

Required Qualifications

Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD and a background in one of the following fields: psychiatric epidemiology, behavioral genetics, psychology, mathematics, statistics, biology, or similar.
Proficient written and oral communication skills are desired. Applicants must work well both independently and in collaborative environments; strong interpersonal skills are also beneficial. Due to government regulations, this position is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Preferred Qualifications

A history of interest in and contributions to the scientific literature concerning some aspect of statistical or psychiatric genetics is desired. A track record of peer-reviewed publications is preferred.

Job Open Date 03/20/2020 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicants

• Please be sure that the Cover letter (1-2 pages) includes a statement of your research interests and future career plans.
• Required Other Documents- Transcripts

Additional Information

VCU is located in Richmond, Virginia, a small city with a vibrant arts scene, nationally recognized museums, award-winning restaurants, and abundant opportunities to enjoy the outdoors. Richmond’s location in the middle of the state allows for day or weekend trips to the beach, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and Washington, D.C. Furthermore, Richmond is TIME magazine’s No. 2 city in the United States for attracting millennial talent, and is one of the fastest-growing tech hubs in the country.

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