Postdoctoral Fellow for International Collaboration Study (ALSPAC, GEN-R, GUSTO and MAVAN), McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Postdoctoral Fellow for International Collaboration Study (ALSPAC, GEN-R, GUSTO and MAVAN), McGill University, Montreal, Canada
Funding is available for a postdoctoral fellow to work on the analysis and publication of data from an international collaboration of four prenatal cohorts, based in Montreal with the MAVAN project of Michael Meaney. We will examine in all four datasets, in a replication model, the gender dimorphic effects of prenatal adversity on depression and anxiety in early adolescence, and the moderating effect of genotype and early maternal care. For each dataset, data have been (and are) being collected at multiple age points, between the ages 6 to 13 for the outcome and between the ages of 0 to 5 for maternal care. The fellow would be tasked with coordinating across all four sites, developing models of analysis, developing genetic factor structures and maternal care constructs, and testing a complex developmental model aimed at explaining the divergence in the distribution of anxiety and depression by gender as children enter adolescence. Individuals ideally should have a Ph.D. in either Developmental or Clinical Psychology, have significant expertise gene-environment interaction modeling, as well as in multivariate statistics. Interested candidates should send their CV and a letter of inquiry to Ashley Wazanaashley.wazana@mcgill.ca. The position is for up to four years and will begin in July 2016.