Positions Other Than Postdoctoral


Epidemiology/Health Services Research Position, Veterans Administration VISN 2 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Suicide Prevention, Canandaigua (NY) VA Medical Center and Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY

The Veterans Administration VISN 2 Center of Excellence (CoE) for Suicide Prevention, Canandaigua (NY) VA Medical Center, together with its academic affiliate, the Center for the Study and Prevention of Suicide at the University of Rochester Medical Center, is seeking a junior investigator or a mid-career researcher to conduct public health, epidemiological, and/or health services research involving Veterans, with a focus on suicide risk and prevention. Training and experience conducting epidemiological studies, public health research, and/or health services studies on suicidal behavior and/or on populations at risk for suicidal behavior is required, and it is expected that the successful candidate will have the ability to obtain research funding. The position provides considerable “hard money” salary support for this position, with the expectation that s/he will develop a program of research supported by additional external funding. The incumbent will be eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Rochester Medical Center, which is commensurate with experience.
Position: Health Science Specialist, GS-13. Send cover letter and vita to Kenneth R. Conner, PsyD, MPH, CoE Director, ken.conner@va.gov, and copy Ms. Lisa Lochner, lisa.lochner@va.gov.

POSTED: 8/13/14


Full Professor (Ladder Rank), Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, CA

The Department of Psychiatry within the School of Medicine at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

The Department of Psychiatry http://psychiatry.ucsd.edu/ is seeking a senior level physician scientist with expertise in research on tobacco and related addictive disorders. This clinician scientist should have a track record of peer review funding and publications in the area of addictions, and in particular the mechanism and treatment of tobacco problems. This faculty member will also be charged with developing training programs in the area of tobacco addiction and working across departments and with the campus in developing innovative multidisciplinary areas of research.

Additionally, faculty responsibilities will be to assist the Chair of the Department as its Executive Vice-Chair. Because of the strong interconnection between the UCSD Department of Psychiatry and the mental health services at the VA San Diego Health System, experience and background in a leadership position at an academically affiliated VA is essential. Knowledge of UCSD and the Department of Psychiatry and its multiple organizational affiliations is highly desired.

Candidate should be American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Board Certified and be up-to-date with Maintenance of Certification activities and licensed to practice medicine in the State of California. 

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin August 8, 2014, and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants  must submit a CV, statement of scholarly and teaching interests, evidence of administrative and teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), contact information for three to five references, and a separate statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp ).

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: http://apptrkr.com/499142

POSTED: 8/11/14


Full Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California San Diego, CA

The Department of Psychiatry within the School of Medicine at UC San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body.

The Department of Psychiatry http://psychiatry.ucsd.edu/  is seeking to recruit a senior level investigator in translational substance abuse research to enhance the department’s academic program in substance abuse. Ideally, the investigator should have a track record of peer review funding and publications in high impact scientific journals focusing on animal models as they may inform human substance abuse, especially in the areas of methamphetamine and tobacco addiction. Candidates should have experience in working in a multidisciplinary team. Translational research focused on how animal work informs human substance use challenges is highly desirable.

Additionally faculty responsibilities will be to assist the Chair of the Department as its Vice Chair for Basic Science Research. Therefore, knowledge of UCSD and the Department of Psychiatry and its multiple organizational affiliations is desirable.

Applicants must possess an MD and/or PhD. Candidates should also have experience in the mentorship of postdoctoral students and more junior faculty, and will be expected to be particularly involved in the department’s graduate and postdoctoral teaching programs in neuroscience.

The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong or potential accomplishments in areas contributing to diversity, equity and inclusion, and a desire to play a leadership role in advancing UC San Diego’s commitment to achieving excellence and diversity.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Review of applications will begin August 8, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants must submit a CV, statement of scholarly and teaching interests, evidence of administrative and teaching effectiveness (e.g., teaching evaluations), contact information for three to five references, and a separate statement summarizing past or potential contributions to diversity (For further information about contributions to diversity statements, see http://facultyequity.ucsd.edu/Faculty-Applicant-C2D-Info.asp 

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego’s Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at: http://apptrkr.com/496222.

POSTED: 8/11/14


Behavioral Neuroscience Position at Level of Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience Program, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

The Department of Psychology and the Neuroscience Program at Temple University are jointly seeking an outstanding candidate for a Behavioral Neuroscience position at the level of Assistant Professor.  Research interests should focus on examining the neurobiology of behavior at cellular, molecular, and/or systems levels and complement existing departmental and programmatic interests, which include but are not limited to: development, mental illness, aging, learning & memory, and addiction.  Candidates should have a Ph.D., a strong research and publication record, and demonstrated potential for extramural funding.  Candidates should be able to teach a range of topics in Neuroscience and Psychology from the behavioral level to the cellular and molecular level.  Electronic applications are preferred.  Applicants should send curriculum vitae, a statement of research plans, a statement of undergraduate and graduate teaching interests, three letters of reference, and copies of representative publications to:  Christine Engelhardt at nspsy@temple.edu , Coordinator for the Neuroscience Search Committee, Program in Neuroscience, Rm. 638, Weiss Hall, 1701 N. 13th Street, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  19122-6085; if electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be sent to the aforementioned address.  Questions regarding the search can be directed to Christine Engelhardt, Neuroscience Student Services Specialist/Coordinator: nspsy@temple.edu or 215-204-3441.  Temple is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin October 1st and continue until the position is filled.

POSTED: 8/10/14


Tenure-Track Faculty Position, Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky

The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, located within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, is seeking applicants for a newly established full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; salary will be commensurate with rank.  The successful candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) and established a program of extramurally funded research in substance abuse. We are seeking individuals who may fill a gap and complement the existing multidisciplinary group within the Center and across the University.  Clinician scientists are strongly encouraged to apply.  Recognized research gap areas include nicotine and alcohol treatment, clinical neuroscience, prevention, health economy, implementation science, ethnography, maternal/child and adolescence research.  However, all individuals with an established funded program in substance abuse and a track record of working with multiple disciplines will be considered.  The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is a multidisciplinary Center within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky with a strong tradition of collaboration among clinical departments and other programs on campus.  The primary faculty appointment will be made in an appropriate clinical or basic science department within the College based upon the candidate’s background.  The University is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass region, an area known for its quality of life.  Lexington is a growing community of approximately 330,000 with excellent schools, diverse business and industry, excellent recreational opportunities, and a variety of cultural events.  Information about the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is available at http://www.cdar.uky.edu/.  Additional information can be obtained by e-mail from Sharon Walsh at sharon.walsh@uky.edu.  Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining their research and interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair Search Committee (Sharon Walsh), Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 515 Oldham Court, Lexington, KY  40502.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources.  The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED: 8/6/14


Director, Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) for the Promotion of Human Development, The College of Health and Human Development, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

An Opportunity to Shape the Future of Prevention Science

The College of Health and Human Development at The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for the next Director of the Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center for the Promotion of Human Development (PRC). The Director will hold the C. Eugene Bennett Chair in Prevention Science, and will have an exciting opportunity to lead the PRC into its next phase of development by: 

·       Conducting impactful research

·       Advancing methodological and technical innovations

·       Mentoring the next generation of prevention scientists

·       Extending strong collaborative relationships with researchers, the National Institutes of Health and other federal and state funding agencies, foundations, and policy makers

The new director will come in as a full professor with his or her tenure line either in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) or the Department of Biobehavioral Health (BBH) (see summary of departments below).  The director will have access to a substantial endowment that provides a stable and flexible source of discretionary funding to support PRC activities.

In addition, the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) also plans to add up to two prevention science faculty members over the next couple of years. Although these hires are likely to be made at the assistant or associate professor level, strong candidates will be considered at any level. Candidates interested in the directorship should encourage collaborators or colleagues to apply for these positions.
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POSTED: 7/8/14


Director of the Center for Addiction Research (CAR), Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI), University of Arkansas

The Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) is seeking a distinguished clinical researcher in drug use disorders to lead the Center for Addiction Research (CAR). A specific addiction research focus is not defined, though priority will be given to those individuals with an innovative and impacting program perspective that spans prevention and treatment approaches. Preference will be given to individuals with strong interpersonal and leadership skills who are professionally recognized as a national thought leader in addiction research, have a strong record of extramural research funding, and share a vision of team science and clinical translational approaches to solving the problems of addiction. Individuals who value a Center model that integrates research, clinical service, and educational excellence are preferred. The CAR Director would hold a Wilbur D. Mills endowed Chair in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention. The PRI is a new (2008) 120,000 sq ft facility on the UAMS campus that houses a 40 bed inpatient psychiatry facility, substance abuse treatment center, and outpatient services as well as strong psychiatry research programs in the Division of Health Services Research (DHSR), Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) and Women’s Mental Health Program (WMHP). The selected CAR Director would build a magnet model of integrated UAMS addiction research based on scholarly collaboration. Supporting UAMS assets include a CTSA-funded Translational Research Institute (TRI), A NIDA T32 Training program in addiction research, a recognized campus-wide strategic research focus on addictive disorders that spans psychiatry, neuroscience, pharmacology and public health, a collaborative culture, and the resources of the state’s only large academic health sciences center. For more information about this position and the Psychiatric Research Institute, contact Jill Mayes at JaMayes@uams.edu.

POSTED: 6/24/14


Educational Program Coordinator, Tenured Track Faculty Position, Depoartment of Behavioral Science, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The Department of Behavioral Science, located within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, is seeking applicants for an established Assistant Professor full-time, tenure-track position. The successful candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D.) and strong administrative and communication skills with professional colleagues and students. We are interested in a person to facilitate the planning and conduct of the Department’s educational program with undergraduate medical students, medical residents, graduate students from several colleges and departments of the university, and undergraduate students from various departments in both campus sectors – the Medical Center and the Lexington Campus. The Department of Behavioral Science is a multidisciplinary, basic science department within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky with a strong tradition of collaboration among clinical departments and other substance abuse programs on campus, including Psychiatry, Psychology and the Centers for Prevention Research, Drug Abuse Research Translation, and Drug and Alcohol Research. The University is located in Central Kentucky’s beautiful Bluegrass region, an area known for its quality of life. Lexington is a growing community of approximately 330,000 with excellent schools, diverse business and industry, excellent recreational opportunities, and a variety of cultural events. Information about the Department of Behavioral Science is available at <http://www.mc.uky.edu/behavioralscience>. Additional information can be obtained by e-mail from John Wilson, johnfwilson@uky.edu , (Phone: 859-489-4602). Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining their experience and interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair Search Committee (John Wilson, Ph.D.), Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Lexington, KY 40536-0086. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

POSTED: 6/24/14


Open Rank Faculty Position in Medical Sociology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY

The University of Kentucky’s Department of Sociology invites applications for a tenure track position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level to begin August 15, 2015. The department is seeking a scholar who can contribute to instruction and research in medical sociology or the sociology of health and illness as well as quantitative methods. The successful candidate will contribute to implementing a newly established program in Health, Society, & Population.  Ideally, the applicant will be able to serve in an administrative leadership role in this program, dependent upon experience.  This individual will teach 2/2 at the graduate and undergraduate level.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in hand at the time of the appointment. Interested candidates should submit the following items through Interfolio: a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a research statement, a teaching statement, samples of research, and contact information for three references.  Follow this link to Interfolio to apply for the position: apply.interfolio.com/25131. The statement of research interests should identify the emphases of the applicant’s research program and specific research plans and goals. The teaching statement should describe the applicant’s teaching philosophy and pedagogical approaches, as well as specific courses that the applicant has taught or is prepared to teach. Review of applications will begin on August 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity University that values diversity and is located in an increasingly diverse region. It is a Research I institution and committed to becoming one of the top public universities in the country. Women, persons with disabilities, veterans, and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

POSTED: 6/24/14


Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services and Prevention Research, NIDA, NIH

The NIH is the center of medical and behavioral research for the Nation
----making essential medical discoveries that improve health and save lives. 

Are you a top-level Scientific Researcher or Scientific Administrator seeking a career at one of the preeminent biomedical research institutes in the nation and the world?  The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research.  The position offers a unique and exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in a highly dynamic and diverse area of health research.  The Director provides leadership and direction for the scientific portfolio of the division, representing a broad range of investigations focused on epidemiology, services and prevention research to understand and address the range of problems related to drug abuse in order to improve public health. To carry out its mission, the Division has a staff of approximately 37 employees and an annual budget of approximately $ 270 million.

We are looking for applicants with senior-level experience who have a commitment to excellence and the energy, enthusiasm, and innovative thinking necessary to lead a dynamic and diverse organization

The successful candidate will possess an M.D., and/or Ph.D. degree, and will have knowledge of theoretical approaches to epidemiology, services and prevention research, genetic factors across development in the course of drug abuse/addictions and related HIV risk behaviors, and evidence-based practices utilized in the development of services to prevent and treat drug abuse/addictions, and related health conditions such as HIV/AIDS. The individual must also have demonstrated ability to manage personnel, budgets, and timelines across multiple fiscal years. (More...pdf)

POSTED: 3/31/14


Licensed Physicians and Clinical Scientists, FDA's Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Silver Spring, MD

Food and Drug Administration
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE STAFF CENTER FOR DRUG EVALUATION AND RESEARCH

The FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in Silver Spring, MD is seeking licensed physicians and clinical scientists with 3-6 years expertise in drug abuse-related research or treatment. Additional areas of experience may include psychiatry or neurology with an interest in regulatory work to assess the abuse potential of new drugs with the FDA/CDER Controlled Substance Staff (CSS). CSS is an integral group that interacts with the CDER Office of New Drugs in assessing new drug applications (NDAs) and investigational new drug applications (INDs) for abuse potential. Successful candidate will review scientific regulatory submissions (INDs and NDAs) from Pharmaceutical Industry and develop recommendations on the abuse potential of new drugs.

Salary range: $89,924 – $157,100 per year.

Licensed physicians may receive market pay not to exceed $250,000 per year.

Interested persons can send curriculum vitae or resume to:

CDER- ASKPMT@fda.hhs.gov.

FDA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER WITH A SMOKE FREE ENVIRONMENT

POSTED: 3/28/14


Investigator (Tenure-Track) Position, Human Brain Imaging, Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies, NIAAA/NIH/DHHS

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting for a tenure-track investigator to establish and direct an independent research program in the area of human brain imaging in the Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies (LCTS), Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR), NIAAA.  In consideration of the extensive co-morbidity of addictive disorders, the clinical investigators at the NIAAA intramural clinical program work closely together with their colleagues at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), under joint leadership. The goal of this search is to identify a candidate who will serve as a Tenure-Track Investigator, and enhance this collaborative environment. (More...pdf)

POSTED: 3/11/14


Staff Clinician, Laboratory of Clinical and Translational Studies, NIAAA/NIH/DHHS

The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is seeking an exceptional candidate for the position of Staff Clinician in the Laboratoratory of Clinical and Translational Studies (LCTS), Division of Intramural Clinical and Biological Research (DICBR). (More...pdf)

POSTED: 2/22/14


Faculty Recruitment for Clinical Psychologist in Addictions, Department of Psychiatry, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX

The Department of Psychiatry of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, has an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist specializing in Addictions Treatment Research to join an growing academic program in alcohol/drug addiction treatment.  As part of a state/federal funding initiative, we are creating a truly translational outpatient treatment clinic that will support resident/fellowship training opportunities and treatment research innovation.  We seek a clinical psychologist to develop an independent clinical research program which can collaborate with growing programs designed to advance multidisciplinary outpatient treatment and fellowship training.  The Department and University have an exemplary research environment with numerous established investigators with research interests in alcohol and other substance use disorders.  San Antonio is a great place to live with many family-friendly, cultural, and recreational amenities.  Applicants must have doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology and demonstrate commitment to evidence-based treatment and academic research in substance use disorders.  Program development and leadership opportunities are available as are competitive salary and recruitment packages.  Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.  Submit curriculum vitae and a letter outlining interests and career goals to the Chairman: John D. Roache Ph.D. (roache@uthscsa.edu), Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.  The UT Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

POSTED: 2/12/14


Faculty Recruitment for Addiction Psychiatrist, Department of Psychiatry, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX

The Department of Psychiatry of the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, has an exciting opportunity for an accredited Addiction’s Psychiatrist to join an growing academic program in alcohol/drug addiction treatment research.  As part of a state/federal funding initiative, we are creating a truly translational outpatient treatment clinic that will support resident/fellowship training opportunities and treatment research innovation.  The Department and University have an exemplary research environment with numerous established investigators with research interests in alcohol and other substance use disorders.  San Antonio is a great place to live with many family-friendly, cultural, and recreational amenities.  Applicants must have completed an M.D. and an Addiction Psychiatry certification from ASAM or AAAP, and demonstrate commitment to evidence-based treatment research and training in substance use disorders and/or dual-diagnosis.  Academic rank and recruitment package will be commensurate with experience.  Submit curriculum vitae and a letter outlining interests and career goals to the Chairman: John D. Roache, Ph.D. (roache@uthscsa.edu), Department of Psychiatry, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MC 7793, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.  The UT Health Science Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.

POSTED: 2/12/14


Professor and Head, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut , College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Department of Allied Health Sciences at the University of Connecticut (http://www.alliedhealth.uconn.edu/) seeks to hire a dynamic and visionary individual as Department Head. The Head will lead a diverse faculty who are recognized internationally for their interdisciplinary research and graduate training in health promotion and disease prevention. The head will also oversee accredited professional programs in Dietetics, Medical Laboratory Sciences, and Diagnostic Genetic Sciences. Synergistic interactions between Departments throughout the University are required and provide a strong foundation for excellence at this Carnegie-designated Research (VH) University.
The position is a 10-month, tenured, administrative appointment, and applicants must meet University requirements for appointment at the rank of Full Professor. Maintenance of a research, teaching and/or extension program is strongly encouraged.

As the departmental administrative officer, the Head reports directly to the Dean. Duties will include:

* Leadership and coordination of undergraduate, certificate and graduate teaching, research and cooperative extension education and outreach.
* Administrative responsibilities for academic affairs, departmental personnel, budget matters and physical facilities.
* Establishment and coordination of relationships with relevant research centers, public health organizations, healthcare industries, accrediting agencies, alumni and the citizens of the State of Connecticut.
* Implementation of departmental programs and capital improvements. (More...pdf)

POSTED: 2/12/14


Assistant Professor in Obesity Prevention, Department of Allied Health Sciences, University of Connecticut's College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

The Department of Allied Health Sciences in the University of Connecticut’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources seeks an Assistant Professor (60 percent research/40 percent teaching) with growing expertise in obesity intervention research. The successful candidate will join a vibrant, interdisciplinary faculty dedicated to advancing knowledge through research, teaching and community service. This is a 9- month, tenure track position with a start date of August 23, 2014 that will support the department’s mission to be a national and international leader in health promotion, education and research. The successful candidate is expected to establish a competitive, extramurally-funded research program, to participate in the research and teaching mission of the department, and contribute to the diversity and excellence of the learning experience. Possible areas of obesity prevention expertise include, but are not limited to: increasing physical activity and decreasing sedentarism; improving food security and access to healthy foods; the obesogenic environment; and physical activity epidemiology.
Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate (PhD, MD or equivalent); postdoctoral experience in an area relevant to obesity prevention and health promotion; and teaching experience at the university level. Candidates must have excellent skills in oral and written communication, and interpersonal relationships. Preferred Qualifications: Experience in clinical, community-based and/or work-place obesity prevention interventions; experience working with multidisciplinary teams; a record of garnering extramural research support. Salary will be commensurate with experience. (More...pdf)

POSTED: 2/12/14


Assistant Professor Level, Psychiatrist Clinician-Educator-Researcher, VA North Texas Health Care System Mental Health Service (VANTHCS MHS), Dallas, TX

Exciting, full-time, position at the Assistant Professor level is available for a Psychiatrist Clinician-Educator-Researcher with interest and experience in the psychiatric care of patients with Trauma, Stress and Anxiety Disorders (especially PTSD and co-morbid conditions) in the VA North Texas Health Care System Mental Health Service (VANTHCS MHS) in Dallas, Texas.  

Core clinical responsibilities include providing comprehensive psychiatric medical care (assessment, consultation, treatment) to patients in the mental health outpatient Trauma Team in the context of a well-developed multidisciplinary team model of care. Teaching responsibilities include supervision of trainees (residents, medical students and others) as well as contribution to the educational initiatives within the service.

Successful applicant is expected to have strong interest in a research career and will be provided 40% protected research time to develop a competitive research program within a Veteran mental health field.

VANTHCS MHS is closely affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry. The VANTHCS MHS faculty includes a diverse group of highly active clinical researchers within the Department of Psychiatry and several opportunities for collaboration exist. This position would include a dual appointment within the VANTHCS-MHS and as a faculty member at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry.

VANTHCS MHS provides a full range of mental health services including general adult psychiatry, geriatrics, forensics, psychosomatic medicine, substance abuse sub-specialty services, trauma services, psychosocial rehabilitation and recovery programs, comprehensive homeless programs, peer support services, opiate replacement programs, Mental Health Intensive Case Management, vocational rehabilitation programs, domiciliary based programs and inpatient programs including an inpatient research unit.  There is ongoing active research in addiction psychiatry, PTSD, Disaster Psychiatry, schizophrenia, mood disorders, and homelessness. Clinical training programs exist for medical students, psychiatry residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, social workers and nurses. 

POSTED: 2/12/14


Yale BIRCWH Scholar Program on Women's Health and Addictive Behavior, Women's Health Research at Yale, Dept. of Psychiatry's Division of Addictions, Yale University, New Haven, CT

YALE BIRCWH SCHOLAR PROGRAM ON WOMEN’S HEALTH & ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS: Women’s Health Research at Yale and the Dept. of Psychiatry’s Division of Addictions at Yale University invite applications for junior faculty positions within a research career development program focused on women’s health and addictive behaviors, funded by the NIH. Candidates have opportunities to work on research projects with experienced mentors from different disciplines and are supported in developing their own projects, which can include basic, translational or clinical research. Candidates typically will be within 3 years of completing their doctoral degree and have at least one year of research related to women’s health or addictions. Scholars must be U.S. citizens.

For more information, visit http://medicine.yale.edu/whr/faculty/training/jrfac.aspx. Application must include cover letter detailing research interests and goals, CV and three letters of recommendation, and should be sent to whresearch@yale.edu or Women’s Health Research at Yale, P.O. Box 208091, New Haven, CT 06520-8091. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, and applications from women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged.

POSTED: 2/12/14


Yale Faculty Fellowship in Addictions Treatment Development Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, seeks psychiatrist or clinical psychologist to participate in a multi-disciplinary faculty level research training program in treatment development for addictions. Position supported by NIDA K12 training grant with protected research time. Strong background in addiction, psychopharmacology or psychotherapy research preferred. Position carries academic appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Research Scientist. Training program aims to launch independent research careers in drug abuse treatment development. Training faculty interests include evaluation of innovative behavioral and pharmacological treatments, health services research, psychiatric epidemiology, pharmacological challenges, behavioral pharmacology and genetic and neuroimaging approaches to investigating mechanisms underlying treatments for addictions.   Required qualifications include: M.D. or Ph.D. degree, completion of specialty training, commitment to a career in substance abuse research and U.S. Citizenship or non-citizen national.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  For further information contact: Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., tel 203-737-3553, marc.potenza@yale.edu. Yale University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Qualified women and members of underrepresented minority groups are encouraged to apply.

POSTED: 2/12/14


Faculty Position, Department of Preventative Medicine, University of Southern California

The University of Southern California’s Department of Preventive Medicine invites applications for a research-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a faculty member with an active program of research focused on substance addiction to serve as associate director of the USC Health, Emotion and Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL; heal.usc.edu), a multidisciplinary team of scholars, students, and staff that studies biobehavioral and psychosocial determinants of addiction. We are interested in outstanding applicants from all areas of human addiction research, although, we especially encourage applications from those whose research can complement existing strengths in tobacco use, personality/emotion and addiction, comorbidity of psychiatric and substance use disorders, and addiction psychopharmacology. Expectations include obtaining external funding, fostering growth of an emergent interdisciplinary program in addiction science at USC, mentoring postdoctoral, doctoral, masters, and undergraduate level research trainees, and teaching undergraduate or graduate courses. The candidate will be recruited to join the Division of Health Behavior Research within the Department of Preventive Medicine. This multi-disciplinary department of behavioral scientists, epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, and biostatisticians has a long history of conducting innovative externally-funded research and currently holds active research centers on tobacco, obesity, and other public health issues. Please submit letter of intent, curriculum vitae, description of research program, three representative reprints, and three letters of reference to: Adam Leventhal, Ph.D., Director of USC-HEAL, adam.leventhal@usc.edu.

USC values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Woman and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply.

POSTED: 2/12/14


Research Scientist - Tobacco/Nicotine Use, University at Buffalo (UB) Research Institute on Addictions (RIA)

The University at Buffalo (UB) Research Institute on Addictions (RIA), a national leader in addictions research, is recruiting for a State of New York Research Scientist position. We are specifically seeking applicants with research expertise in tobacco/nicotine use, broadly defined. Experience as principal investigator on externally-funded research projects or prior grant funding is highly desirable. The successful candidate is expected to obtain funding for research that addresses important scientific questions regarding tobacco/nicotine use. This is a permanent research-focused position with minimal teaching and administrative responsibilities. The position is subject to New York State Civil Service regulations. Salary and fringe benefits are competitive. RIA is a research center within UB, and faculty and/or joint appointments with UB departments are available. Applications from minority candidates are particularly welcome. Established in 1970, RIA has a staff of over 120 persons working on over 35 separate research projects spanning multiple disciplines and approaches. RIA occupies a five-story building, and offers outstanding resources in support of its research endeavors. Visit the RIA website at http://www.buffalo.edu/ria.html. Inquiries can be made to either Kenneth E. Leonard (leonard@ria.buffalo.edu), RIA Director, or Gerard J. Connors (connors@ria.buffalo.edu), Search Committee Chair. To apply, visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for position posting identification number 1300827. Attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and research statement to the digital application. Three letters of recommendation are also required and may be submitted as outlined in the online position posting. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. The University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer (AA/EOE).

POSTED: 2/12/14


Medical Director for Motivation and Change, Berkshires

The Center For Motivation and Change – Berkshires is seeking to hire a part time Medical Director to oversee medical and psychiatric services at a new, private residential substance abuse treatment facility. This is an exciting opportunity to get in on the ground floor of an addiction treatment facility that will draw from a national patient base, working with referral sources from across the country. Clinical staff will be doctoral-level psychologists highly skilled in evidence-based treatments (MI, CBT/CRA, CRAFT, PE, DBT). Programming will also include comprehensive attention to client’s whole life development, providing experience while in residence of physical activity training, yoga and other movement approaches, nutritional and food preparation training, and other life skill/interest development.

Desired Skills and Experience

*      Strong psychiatric assessment skills

*      Experience with evidence-based treatment (psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic)

*      Familiarity with use of addiction-related medications (suboxone, naltrexone/vivitrol, disulfiram etc)

*      Ability and desire to be a collaborative team member

*      Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

*      Massachusetts license required

Medical Director is responsible for overseeing all medical services performed by the program including medical and psychiatric assessments, and medication management.

Hours/schedule: 6-15 hours per week on a contract basis, across 2-3 days/wk. Expect to expand to half-time as program grows.

About this company

CMC: Berkshires is the newest venture of renowned NYC-based Center for Motivation and Change (CMC), a unique, private group practice of dedicated clinicians and researchers specializing in the treatment of substance use and compulsive behaviors for over ten years.

 A small, private residential addiction treatment facility located in the Southern Berkshires, CMC - Berkshires will utilize evidence-based addiction treatment approaches and provide a nourishing, healing environment for clients and employees. CMC is driven by optimism about people's capacity to change and commitment to the science of change.

Contact:

Jeff Foote, Ph.D.

Executive Director

(917) 509-1306

jfoote@motivationandchange.com

POSTED: 2/12/14



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