Post-doctoral training opportunity at Washington University in Saint Louis
NIDA-funded Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research (TranSTAR) T32 program

Jointly directed by faculty at the Brown School of Social Work and the School of Medicine at Washington University in Saint Louis and with funding through 2028, TranSTAR has an opening for a post-doctoral trainee starting July 1, 2024.  This is a two-year in-residence post-doctoral opportunity in research relating to prevention, treatment, services, comorbidities and policies among those vulnerable to development of substance use and misuse disorders and co-occurring conditions, with a particular focus on underserved racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minority groups.  Funded continuously since 2002, TranSTAR is designed to produce leading scholars with state-of-the-art knowledge of addictions research, including alcohol, tobacco, licit/illicit substance use and gambling disorders.   

Trainees will develop skills in research project development; author and co-author scholarly publications based on high quality research data sets collected or maintained by faculty mentors; participate in interdisciplinary curricula in such fields as Social Work, Public Health, Psychiatry, Biostatistics, Genetics, and Economics; work with expert local mentors; attend national substance use, medical, social work and public health conferences as learners and presenters;  and engage in an intensive and tailored traineeship with experienced investigators in preparation of grants for external funding, including submission of their own research proposals. 

Applicants should be highly motivated, have recently obtained a doctorate in social work, psychology, public health or a related discipline, and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.  Women and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. 

To apply:  Submit a cover letter stating your research interests along with a CV, and a writing sample to:

The application review begins immediately. 

For  more information, please contact  Stacey McCrary, T32 Program Coordinator  or the co-directors of TranSTAR:  Dr. Kathleen Bucholz,  Washington U. School of Medicine, and Dr. Jeremy Goldbach, Brown School,