Vacancies: PhD Fellowships in Social Science Genomics

The PhD fellows will be working in the project The PsychoGeography of Intergenerational Mobility: Early life socioeconomic position, mental health, and educational performance (GeoGen) funded by the European Research Council (ERC). 

GeoGen is an interdisciplinary project integrating genetic and social science approaches to study geographical variation in genetic and environmental effects related to intergenerational mobility.

The PhD fellowships are directed at rendering a new understanding of (a) how education and mental health is transmitted across generations, (b) how early mental ill-health predict academic failure, (c) the interactions between genetic risk and protective contextual school and neighborhood factors, and (d) characteristics of schools and neighborhoods that are optimal for children’s psychological development.

The project is based in the Neighborhood Genetics workgroup at PROMENTA lead by Professor Eivind Ystrøm. The goal of the genetics workgroup is to study the interplay between genetic and contextual factors in families, schools, and wider contexts by integrating genotyped family trios into population-based registries on family structure, residence, schools, health, and education.

Read more about the positions and apply by August 21st, 2022 here

Published June 30, 2022 12:01 PM - Last modified Aug. 16, 2022 1:00 PM