JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

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Genoeconomics Group
Complex Trait Genetics
PostDoc in Genoeconomics/Statistical Genetics

JOE ID Number: 2015-02_111454232
Date Posted: 10/14/2015
Date Inactive: 01/31/2016
Position Title/Short Description
Title: PostDoc in Genoeconomics/Statistical Genetics
Section: International: Other Academic (Visiting or Temporary)
Location: Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, NETHERLANDS
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D00 -- General
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The genoeconomics group at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam is offering a PostDoc position in Genoeconomics/Statistical Genetics. We are seeking a highly motivated, talented individual with an outstanding academic record who is able to immediately contribute to the ongoing research activities of the Complex Trait Genetics lab ( and the SSGAC ( Contributions to teaching are encouraged, but not required. The initial appointment will be for a period of 2 year. Conditional on performance and the ability to attract external research funds, a contract extension and conversion into a tenure-track position is possible.

Applicants are expected to have a PhD or doctorate degree by the time the appointment begins in any of the following fields: economics, econometrics, statistics, computer science, complex trait genetics or a related quantitative/computational field. Proficiency in programming (e.g. R, Matlab) and experience with big data in UNIX-based computer environments are expected. Knowledge of genetic principles, data, and programs used in complex trait genetics (e.g. Plink, GCTA, SnpTest, Impute) is an advantage but not a requirement. We expect fluency in English and the ability to work in a large, inter-disciplinary, international research team.

Further information can be found here:

Application Requirements:
  • Application Instructions Below
Application deadline: 12/01/2015
Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit the following documents in electronic form to (mentioning vacancy number 15299 in the email header): application letter, curriculum vitae, copies of academic degrees and course work, at least one academic article written as a single or lead author, and the names of two scientific referees. Submission of TOEFL and GRE scores or other standardized tests of academic aptitude and English as a foreign language are encouraged but not required.