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The Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, seeks to recruit an expert in statistical genetics. We invite applications for a tenured or tenure track position with a joint appointment in an appropriate academic department. Candidates should have an active program of research involving the development of statistical genetics methods for the study of complex behavioral traits. The appointee will participate in the research and teaching missions of both the Institute and his or her academic department. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, sample research papers, and at least three letters of recommendation to: Statistical Genetics Search Committee, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado, 447 UCB, Boulder, CO 80309-0447. Inquiries should be addressed to John K. Hewitt, Chair, Statistical Genetics Search Committee, 303-492-0742, or Application review will begin immediately and the position may remain open until filled. The appointment will begin August 2005, or as soon as possible thereafter. The University of Colorado at Boulder is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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Studies of the behavioral genetics of clinical psychiatric disorders require interdisciplinary teams of molecular geneticists, behavioral geneticists, and clinical researchers. The Institute for Behavioral Genetics, the Department of Psychiatry’s Division of Substance Dependence, and the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology of the University of Colorado (Boulder and Denver campuses) are collaborating in population and molecular genetic studies, and clinical studies, aimed at defining genetic mechanisms and gene loci contributing to the clinical conditions of conduct disorder, antisocial personality disorder, and substance dependence. Positions are open for Postdoctoral Fellows in psychiatry, psychology, behavioral genetics, and molecular genetics, supported by the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Senior faculty include: T.J. Crowley (Psychiatry); J.K. Hewitt, R.P. Corley, M.C. Stallings (Behavioral Genetics); and K.S. Krauter (Molecular Genetics). Salary range is in accordance with standard NIH requirements. With few exceptions, the positions are available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Interested persons should send a letter of interest, including career goals, curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference to: Thomas J. Crowley, M.D., Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Health Science Center, 4200 East Ninth Avenue, C268-35, Denver, Colorado 80262. Review of applications will continue until suitable candidates are identified and the positions are filled. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


The advertisement below outlines the availability of Postdoctoral Fellowships supported by an NIAAA training program at the University of Colorado. I am especially interested in recruiting a new Fellow to work with me on analyses of the National Youth Survey Family Study of problem alcohol use and problem behavior. This is a multidisciplinary study directed by Dr. Del Elliott at the Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, in collaboration with the Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG). Relevant training would include biometrical modeling of complex traits, including genetic associations, in family, twin, and adoption data, along with a willingness to work with large databases. If you are interested in this specific project, please contact me directly at or 303-492-0742. More general inquiries should be directed to the Training Grant Administrator as specified in the advertisement.

John K. Hewitt
Institute for Behavioral Genetics


Postdoctoral fellowships are available for research in the areas of alcohol and drug abuse, utilizing pharmacogenetic and behavior genetic strategies. Laboratories contributing to this multidisciplinary postdoctoral training program range from those conducting human epidemiological and genetic studies to those undertaking molecular cloning from animals. Units of the University of Colorado involved in the program are the Departments of Pharmacology, Psychiatry, and Medicine in the School of Medicine, and the School of Pharmacy at the Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO, and the Department of Psychology and the Institute for Behavioral Genetics in Boulder, CO. This training program is now in its 26th year and supports 8 postdoctoral fellows. Preference will be given to candidates early in their postdoctoral training. Initial inquiries should be sent to the Training Grant Administrator, Melissa Adams (303-315-5377;

Executive Committee: Nancy R. Zahniser (Principal Investigator), Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Michael D. Browning, Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, John K. Hewitt, Institute for Behavioral Genetics, University of Colorado at Boulder

Investigators, consultants, and preceptors: Allan Collins, Thomas Crowley, Richard Dietrich, Mark Dell'Acqua, Gene Erwin, Robert Freedman, Paula Hoffman, Christian Hopfer, Lawrence Hunter, Kent Hutchison, Gary Johnson, Thomas Johnson, David Jones, Leslie Krushell, Sherry Leonard, Michael Overduin, Michael Palmer, Dennis Petersen, Richard Radcliffe, Paula Riggs, James Sikela, Andrew Smolen, Michael Stallings, Boris Tabalkoff, Vasilis Vasiliou, Jeanne Wehner, Elizabeth Whitmore, Michael Zawada

The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

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