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) (www.vipbg.vcu.edu).
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
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
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
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
• Manuscript preparation and submission to peer reviewed academic
• Contribution as a co-author to manuscripts led by other members
of the research team.
• Presentation of findings at professional conferences.
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
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.
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
This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued
employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding,
The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and
learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu
of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply.
Salary Range: $53,760-$54,540
Department: School of Medicine
Employment Type: PD - Post Doc
Restricted Status: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Contact Name: Lori Pfister
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org