We welcome applications for a 2 year fully funded postdoctoral position in developmental behaviour genetics at the Development and Neurodiversity Lab (www.divelab.se) at the department of psychology, Uppsala University (Sweden).
This position is tied to the BABYTWINS study, in which we assess brain (EEG) and behavior (including eye movements) in 5 month old twins who are subsequently followed to the age of three years of age (n = 620 infants). The 5-month and 14-month data collection in the BABYTWINS study, which is unique of its kind in the world, is completed. BABYTWINS is led by Professor Terje Falck-Ytter in collaboration with Professor Angelica Ronald (Birkbeck, University of London). The postdoc will be supervised by Falck-Ytter and Ronald.
A key aim is to understand etiological factors behind early brain and behavioral processes that predict later variability in domains such as language, social-communication and behavioral flexibility. This aim will be realized through structural equation twin model-fitting analyses of these newly acquired twin data.
The successful candidate will be responsible for leading analyses for publication in peer reviewed journals, in collaboration with the project team. The candidate will also have the opportunity to gain experience in training PhD students and contributing to grant writing activities. As such, the position provides an excellent opportunity for transition to career independence. The post-doctoral fellow will benefit from a fund of 5 000 EUR per annum for books, conference attendance, training courses, and other eligible academic activities. The student will also have the opportunity to conduct research visits to the Genes Environment Lifespan laboratory at the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development at Birkbeck, University of London.