Call for Applications: PhD position in Genetics and Addiction

The Complex Trait Genetics lab at the Center for Neurogenomics and Cognitive Research in Amsterdam is seeking applicants for a PhD position in Genetics and Addiction.

The work of the candidate will focus on applying existing tools (e.g. FUMA, MAGMA, TWAS, LDSC, fine mapping) that integrate bioinformatic resources with results from genetic discovery studies for brain-related disorders, with a focus on addiction. The aim of the project will be to identify the neurobiological mechanisms linking genes to addiction susceptibility and investigating their overlap with other neuropsychiatric disorders. The candidate will work in an enthusiastic team of PhD students and postdocs with diverse backgrounds including statistics, bioinformatics, artificial intelligence, neuroscience, psychology, and stem cell biology.

Duration: 12 months.


  • The salary will be in accordance with university regulations for academic personnel and amounts €2,541 (PhD) per month during the first year and increases to €3,247 (PhD) per month during the fourth year, based on a full-time employment.
  • a maximum of 41 days of annual leave based on full-time employment
  • 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year bonus
  • solid pension scheme (ABP)
  • optional model for designing a personalized benefits package

Job Requirements

The PhD position in Genetics and Addiction seeks applicants with:

  • MSc in any of the of the following fields: statistical or behavioral genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology or related computational field 
  • strong ability to write and read in English 
  • experience with Python, the R statistical language, and working in a UNIX environment is preferred 
  • demonstrable experience in (large) genetic data analysis is preferred
  • support ‘open science’: share tools and data with the wider scientific community 
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Application Process

Applications in one pdf should include:

  • a curriculum vitae;
  • a letter of motivation
  • contact details of two scientific referees, and
  • a list of grades of their MSc and the names.

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Deadline: June 23, 2023.

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