Post-Doctoral – Arizona State University

The College of Health Solutions (CHS) at Arizona State University (ASU) is seeking to fill a postdoc vacancy in social epidemiology of opioid, psychostimulant, and/or other drug use. The candidate will work in the lab of Dr. Raminta Daniulaityte. Please, see the Social Determinants of Drug Use Lab website ( for information on research projects. Ongoing and planned projects focus on the intersections of socio-cultural contexts, drug-market conditions, and individual vulnerabilities related to the illicitly manufactured fentanyl use and related health risks, natural history studies of illicit opioid use, psychostimulant use and heat-related risks, and web-based monitoring of emerging drug use patterns and trends. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty across different projects.

Responsibilities for this position include contributing to ongoing research on opioid, psychostimulant and other drug use, including collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data, present research findings to community partner organizations and at scientific meetings, publish results in scientific journals, assist with new collaborative grant applications, work collaboratively with other research team members, and assist in mentoring undergraduate and graduate students. Although the postdoctoral research fellow will dedicate most of their effort to ongoing research projects and new collaborative grant applications, they will be encouraged to pursue independent research interests within the relevant fields of drug use and provision of harm reduction and treatment services.

The ideal candidate will have dedicated interest and experience in research on the impacts of socio-cultural and structural factors on opioid, psychostimulant and/or other drug use, and/or utilization of substance use treatment and harm reduction services, as well as demonstrated methodological expertise in at least one of the following areas: qualitative data collection and analysis, advanced statistical methods, mixed-methods research, community-based research, and/or analysis of web-based data. This position is expected to demonstrate progress towards a K99/R00 application and publish at least 3 manuscripts (1 as lead author) within the first 12 months of position.

At ASU and the College of Health Solutions, we work to maximize opportunities for people from diverse backgrounds, abilities, and perspectives. We value and encourage inclusive excellence as outlined in our ASU Charter and strive to foster a welcoming and inclusive environment for all faculty, staff, and students — which we believe is critical to our success as a community. All individuals who can strengthen our academic community are encouraged to apply and will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Required Qualifications:
Doctorate (e.g., PhD, ScD) in epidemiology/public health, social and behavioral health sciences, social work, or other related fields
Research interests and experiences in epidemiology and socio-cultural factors of opioid, psychostimulant and/or other drug use
Experience analyzing qualitative and/or quantitative data.
Record of peer-reviewed publications
Demonstrated ability to progress towards a K99/R00 application and publish at least 3 manuscripts (1 as lead author) within the first 12 months of position.
Shows support of ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence as outlined in the ASU charter

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in community-based research with persons who use drugs
Experience in conducting mixed methods research
Experience in NIH grant writing
Record of at least two first-author peer-reviewed publications
Background, knowledge, and/or research that could be relevant to the needs of Arizona’s diverse populations
Potential for high impact research
Evidence of participation in translational, trans-disciplinary, and team science initiatives

Applications and Inquiries:  Applications will be reviewed beginning November 1, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted on a rolling basis for a reserve pool. Applications in the reserve pool may then be reviewed in the order in which they were received until the position is filled.

To apply, click to submit the following:
A letter of interest including the name of the position for which you are applying, your qualifications and professional experience, and an example(s) of how your work has exemplified Arizona State University’s Charter and its values of Inclusive Excellence
Research statement
Curriculum vitae
Two written samples/publications
Information for three professional references (their position, title, e-mail, phone number). References will not be contacted until the candidate progresses to the latter stages of the search process