NIDA-Funded Postdoctoral Fellowship – Yale School of Medicine

The Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine invites applications for a two-year NIDA-funded T32 postdoctoral research training program in substance use prevention. Currently, because a renewal application for the program is pending, funding is available for one year with the second year funded upon renewal of funding. Applications are being accepted with June or July 2024 start dates.

The program emphasizes five research training aims:
1) to understand substance use and related behaviors using an ecological framework that emphasizes relevant developmental, family, social, cultural, and neurobiological contexts
2) to enhance knowledge development and application in pre-intervention, implementation, and dissemination research
3) to learn state-of-the-art data analytic methods that incorporate rigorous field and laboratory research methods, including mixed method designs when appropriate
4) to gain experience in interdisciplinary research through collaborations with scientists in other departments, centers, and programs
5) to increase knowledge about the translation of research into real-world contexts that impact prevention practice and policy, and ultimately, public health.

Postdoctoral fellows participate in core seminars on research and data analytic methods, grant development, and professional development as well as in seminars and colloquia that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance use prevention. Fellows also receive mentor-based training on at least two scientific projects while working concurrently with two core faculty who serve as their scientific advisors. Faculty available to serve as mentors are located in several research divisions in the Department of Psychiatry, such as the Division of Prevention and Community Research, the Division on Addictions, the Yale School of Public Health, the Yale Stress Center, the Yale Child Study Center, and Women’s Health Research at Yale.

Competitive candidates should have:
1) a PhD in community, clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, or a doctoral degree in public health, family studies, social work, or social welfare
2) a strong research background
3) commitment to pursuing an academic career

Applicants should email the following to the Training Director, a CV, representative reprints, a statement of interests and future goals, three letters of recommendation, and identification of up to three faculty members with whom they wish to work listed in order of priority (go to for list of faculty).

Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans. As per NIH/NIDA, trainees must be a citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment. A notarized statement verifying possession of a permanent residency documentation must be provided. 

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