Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 at Virginia Commonwealth University

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 at Virginia Commonwealth University

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 at Virginia Commonwealth University

Scholarships and Fellowships
Country: USA

Virginia Commonwealth University invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the EDGE laboratory (Examining Development, Genes, and Environments) at Virginia Commonwealth University ( The primary focus in the EDGE lab is studying genetic and environmental influences on the development of substance use and related behavioral outcomes. The successful applicant(s) will have the opportunity to work across gene identification studies; longitudinal, community-based samples with genotypic data; and twin studies.

The EDGE Lab is a multidisciplinary team consisting of psychologists, geneticists, and biostatisticians, all housed together in the College of Humanities and Sciences. An ideal opportunity for a strong developmental/clinical psychologist who wants to expand their training in genetics, or for someone with a background in statistical genetics or biostatistics with an interest in expanding their work to complex behavioral outcomes.

Key Responsibilities

The responsibilities of the successful applicant who accepts this Postdoctoral Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University will include the following:

  • Conduct research aligned with the scientific aims of the group under the supervision of EDGE Lab PIs, to include developing/refining research questions, pre-registering analytic plans, conducting analyses, preparing manuscripts for peer review and for conference presentations.
  • Develop, in conjunction with EDGE Lab PIs, a research training and career development plan that delineates the skills to be developed as a postdoctoral fellow
  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary, translational team.

Postdoctoral Fellowship 2021 Requirements 

Candidates must have the following qualifications for Postdoctoral Fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University

  • Ph.D. in Psychology, Human Genetics, or a closely related field.
  • Prior experience with structural equation modeling and other statistical methods for the analysis of longitudinal data or prior experience with quantitative or statistical genetics preferred.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university in Richmond, Virginia. In 2018, more than 31,000 students pursue 217 degree and certificate programs through VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health System supports the university’s health care education, research, and patient care mission.


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline 31 December,2020
Country USA
Open to All
Organizer Virginia Commonwealth University