Postdoctoral Researcher in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Generation R, Erasmus MC (University Medical Center Rotterdam) invites applications for Postdoctoral Researcher in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology.

Mental illnesses account for 32% of years lived with disability. Critically, 50% of mental illnesses are established before the age of 14 years. It is thus imperative to better understand the causes of early psychiatric symptoms in childhood if we are to design effective preventive interventions. Parental risk factors –e.g. psychiatric disorders and substance use– have consistently emerged as strong predictors of child psychiatric symptoms. However, they do not know whether such parental risk factors are causes or mere correlates of child symptoms and how this transmission of risk across generations occurs.

The posts holder will focus on biological pathways that may explain this intergenerational transmission of risk, in particular epigenetic and brain data. The post holder will also be part of the larger I-RISK team and have the opportunity to work on projects across major international cohorts.

Duration: 2 years


  • The gross monthly salary amounts to a maximum of € 3.724, depending on the level of education and relevant experience.
  • Excellent fringe benefits, such as a 13th month that is already paid out in November and an individual travel expense package.
  • Pension insurance with ABP, take care of approximately 2/3 of the monthly contribution.

Job Requirements

The Postdoc position in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychology seeks candidates with::

  • MSc degree in Medicine, Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Neurosciences, or a related discipline.
  • Affinity with scientific questions around the impact of early-life stress on mental and physical health, as well as biological mechanisms.
  • Working well in a team and independently.
  • Relevant research experience and programming knowledge in R would be advantageous.
  • Excellent writing and presenting skills.
  • Also, proficiency in both Dutch and English is preferable.
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Application Process

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Application Deadline: April 29, 2022.

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