2 dagen geleden - Universiteit Utrecht (UU) - Utrecht
Utrecht University's Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences is looking for an Assistant Professor Methodology and Statistics. Are you interested? Then plea…
CoRPS & NTR are looking for a colleague in the function of Postdoc (0,8-1,0 fte - 23 months)
As a postdoc you shape the CoRPS/NTR collaborative project. You will work with existing data from the Netherlands Twin Register and biobank, with a focus on combining and analyzing genetic and physiological data, thus:
In addition to attractive perquisites (Tilburg University is among the most valued non-profit employers) and an appealing, international work climate, we offer a temporary employment for 23 months. Your salary is in accordance with the level of the position and co-determined by your experience and schooling.
The postdoc will be appointed at the Department of Medical & Clinical Psychology of Tilburg University, but will spend an important part of the week in Amsterdam, at the NTR of the Vrije Universiteit.
The aim of the project is to gain more knowledge on the biological underpinnings and correlates of Type D personality. To this end, the project will comprise of three pillars. In the first pillar, in the context of a larger consortium, a genetic epidemiological study of Type D personality is conducted, including genome wide analysis, GTCA, and polygenic risk scores to be associated with intermediate phenotypes. The second pillar consists of epidemiological mechanistic research. Type D personality is a risk factor for the incidence and progression of cardiovascular disease. Prior research has shown a relation with several immune, endothelial and oxidative stress biomarkers in samples of patients with heart disease. The NTR dataset will allow for a large epidemiological study into the prediction of biomarkers by Type D personality in a preclinical sample with a large age range, allowing for advanced analyses. Third, Type D personality is a composite of two stable traits, i.e. negative affectivity and social inhibition. One of the most intriguing and under-researched areas is how the childhood characteristics of withdrawn behavior transfer into adult personality, and to what extent genes are involved in this transition. This third pillar of the project will examine the genetics of withdrawn behavior as an important element of behavioral/social inhibition, across time.
For more information about the School and Department, as well as the position, you can call or e-mail dr. Nina Kupper (+31 13 4662956 or mail email@example.com.