The Department of Psychiatry, within the School of Medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) in Richmond, Virginia, invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral researcher position, available immediately.
The position 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 candidate will have access to a range of training opportunities during the course of their postdoctoral research.
This is a two-year position, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. The successful applicant will contribute to a research program on the relationship between alcohol/drug use disorders and suicidal behavior (attempts and death). This program is funded through NIAAA and utilizes Swedish national registers to address questions related to the general and genetic epidemiology of suicidal behavior, specifically within the context of substance use disorders. Opportunities are available for travel to work with Swedish collaborators, conference presentations, and workshop attendance to further develop analytic skills.
Specific responsibilities will include:
– Development of research questions consistent with specific aims of funded R01.
– Execution of analyses independently and in collaboration with other members of the research 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.