|Apply before:||September 3th, 2017|
|Institute:||QIMR Berghofer (Australia)|
|Job specification:||Background: The risk to develop a mental health disorder, such as schizophrenia, depression, autism, or drug/alcohol addiction is to a large extent influenced by genetic factors. More effective interventions could be developed if we would understand the biological mechanisms of a disease. Large-scaled genetic studies have revealed regions in the DNA that contribute to disease risk, but the biological role of these regions is not yet well understood.
• to describe the functional role of genetic risk loci for mental health disorders
• to identify functional targets for pharmacological interventions