Vacancies: Phd and Postdoc Fellowships on Personality Pathology
Promenta has available one Phd and one postdoctoral fellowship associated with the project “Causes, consequences, and life-course trajectories of personality pathology - a longitudinal extended children-of-twins study” funded by a grant from the Norwegian Research Council.
The aim of the project is to study the etiology of personality pathology over a 25 year period from early to middle adulthood, to determine how risk of personality pathology is transmitted within families, and assess long-term outcomes.
The PhD fellowship is devoted to investigating the life-course health and psychosocial outcomes of personality pathology. The fellow will analyse genetically informative data from two prior waves of interviews of twins from the 1967-79 cohort, as well as a data from an extended twin sample, planned to be collected spring 2023. Long term outcomes of psychopathology will be assessed using data from national health and population registries.
The Postdoctoral fellow will use the same genetically informative data to investigate how personality pathology and clinical disorders are transmitted within families, and to assess psychosocial outcomes of personality pathology.
Both positions offer opportunities to develop high-quality research competence, and to work with leading experts in the field. The fellows are expected to develop strong skills in advanced statistical methods and finalize three articles within the project period. Associate Professor Nikolai Czajkowski leads the project in collaboration with researchers at the PROMENTA Research Center.