[Australia] TV scientist / vets wanted – via @juliannaphos

Haven’t noticed salary or closing date info.


Info copied from http://www.asc.asn.au/2010/08/geneticists-psychologists-neurobiologists-wante…

Are some people ???hard-wired??? to be more impulsive, aggressive, empathetic or optimistic?

Melbourne???s Emergint Productions http://www.intprods.com is developing an international TV documentary series on how common variations in human genetics help to shape our innate temperament. We are looking for media-friendly scientists to carry out genetic analyses (VNTRs, CNVs), brain imaging (EEG, fMRI) or psychological testing (games and paradigms) on a small number of volunteers, and more importantly to interpret the results for us on camera.

Perhaps the best known example of temperament being heritable comes not from humans, but from from dogs. Emergint would therefore like to hear from veterinary researchers, too, about personality traits that are stably associated with certain dog breeds and about genetic or neurobiological studies of such traits.

Filming is expected to start late this year or early next year in locations around Australia, the UK and the USA. Anyone who would like to contribute their skills (or opinions!) to this fascinating project should contact the series researcher, James Shirvill (details below).

Thanks in advance,
James Shirvill Researcher, Emergint Productions www.intprods.com http://au.linkedin.com/in/shirvill shirvill //at// gmail.com Tel: (03) 9078 2302 Mob: 0412 777 084

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