Research and Job Opportunities

Research and Job Opportunities 2018-11-16T16:17:33+00:00
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Director, Medical Affairs Engagement (Addiction)- East And West Alkermes.

Please see the links below for complete information regarding these opportunities.

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ALKERMES&cws=41&rid=8632

https://chj.tbe.taleo.net/chj04/ats/careers/v2/viewRequisition?org=ALKERMES&cws=41&rid=8763

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Due to significant expansion of its academic mission in addictions, The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Psychiatryis seeking a qualified Addiction Psychiatrist to join a diverse group of investigators at the Center for Addiction Research as well as healthcare providers at the Center for Addiction Services and Treatment. Details are  available here:

https://bit.ly/2OnpSHe

Anyone interested in learning more about this opportunity can contact:

Alison Oliveto, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Research

Director of the Center for Addiction Research

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Program Director, Hub Research and Network Capacity

Translational Research Institute

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Little Rock, AR   72205

(o) (501) 526-8441

(c) (501) 772-8249


The Calhoun Cardiology Center and Department of Medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine invite applications for a NIAAA-fundedNRSA T32 postdoctoral fellowship related to alcohol research. Possible areas of study include but are not limited to:

  • alcohol-related health disparities
  • measurementof alcohol use in natural environments
  • relationof alcohol to substance use treatment outcomes
  • alcohol’s impact on health conditions (e.g., HIV, diabetes) and health behaviors (e.g., medication adherence, risk behaviors)
  • riskfactors for alcohol misuse and use disorders

Our lab focuses on behavioral interventions, including contingency management. Faculty mentors include Drs. Sheila Alessi (integration of mobile technologies into behavioral AUD/SUD treatments, smoking cessation), Kristyn Zajac (adolescents/young adults, posttraumatic stress disorder and AUD/SUD treatment, internet gaming disorder, promotion of HIV testing), and Carla Rash (AUD/SUD in severely disadvantaged populations, impacts of homelessness/housing/disadvantage on treatment). With our program’s emphasis on comprehensive career mentorship, fellows will also select a secondary mentor and an external advisor from a larger pool of training faculty.

Past fellows in our lab published 4-12 papers in 1-2 year periods. All attained choice positions, most received independent NIH grant support, and many applied for and obtained support from the NIH Loan Repayment Program. The fellowship provides training in alcohol-related research, a stipend and health insurance, tuition for workshops, and travel funds for alcohol-related conferences.

Please send cover letter, CV, a statement of training and career goals, names of 3 references, and transcript to:

Wendy Soneson at soneson@uchc.edu

Start date is open. Fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents. UCONN is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

  1. RUTGERS CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY

Faculty Position Available

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey invites candidates to apply for a tenure-track faculty position in behavioral science, oncology care delivery, cancer outcomes, and/or cancer disparities research with demonstrated academic track record of publications and currently active funding.  Academic rank is open and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A joint appointment in another academic department/School will be supported.

 The successful candidate will be joining the Population Science Section, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, at the Cancer Institute. This group includes resident behavioral scientists, cancer health disparities researchers, as well as tobacco control scientists and behavioral researchers at the Rutgers School of Public Health. There are excellent opportunities for collaborations with the Rutgers School of Public Health, the Institute for Health, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, RWJBarnabas Health System, Rutgers Cancer Institute at Newark University Hospital, and Princeton University.  Program members also have strong ties to the very large South Asian community, minority populations, and the evolving Screen NJ program in New Jersey. The Cancer Institute houses the SEER New Jersey State Cancer Registry, which facilitates research through rapid case ascertainment of new cancer cases.  There are also opportunities to be involved in several ongoing studies and to participate in research consortia.  In addition, the Cancer Institute has four (4) shared resources available to faculty; 1) biostatistics, 2) data management services via DatStat, 3) a bio-specimen repository, and; 4) access to ORIEN (Oncology Research Information Exchange Network), a shared resource for precision oncology data for epidemiology studies.

 The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an innovative, independent, collaborative and extramurally-funded research program.  Candidates should possess a doctoral degree in behavioral science or  health-related profession with a strong publication record. Strong preference will be given to applicants with an established record of accomplishment in interdisciplinary collaboration and extramural funding.

 Rutgers Cancer Institute is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in the state and is easily accessible to Manhattan, Newark Airport, and Philadelphia by public transportation.

 Please address letter of research interests to:

Dr. Sharon Manne, Associate Director, Cancer Prevention, Control, and Population Science

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

 To apply, please visit: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/38122

                                    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer, and is compliant with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA). For more information please visit http://recruitment.rutgers.edu/TheRUCommitment.htm. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.


A postdoctoral positionis available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephanie Sillivan in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia. Our laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that promote relapse to drugs of abuse and sustain drug craving after abstinence. A major emphasis of the lab is determining the microRNA-dependent and -independent translational pathways that mediate the incubation of opioid craving in rodents. We utilize a combination of behavioral (self-administration, stress, anxiety tests), biochemical (cell fractionation, western blot, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, chromatin immuneprecipitation) and molecular (mRNA and microRNA sequencing, mass spectrometry, qpcr) techniques. We also employ in vivo manipulation (viral-based, synthetic inhibitors, siRNA) of candidate pathways intracerebrally in rodent models to link molecular neuroadaptations to functional behavioral analyses.

For this position we are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with experience in behavioral and molecular neuroscience to lead a NIDA-funded project investigating the role of microRNAs in drug seeking.  The successful candidate will join a highly-interactive neuroscience community and will work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in CSAR and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. A recent Ph.D. degree in either neuroscience or pharmacology is preferred. Submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Stephanie Sillivan, Ph.D., stephanie.sillivan@temple.edu.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Stephanie Sillivan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept. Anatomy and Cell Biology
Center for Substance Abuse Research
Temple University School of Medicine
(215) 707-6579

Stephanie.sillivan@temple.edu


NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity

The University of Vermont’s Center on Behavior and Healthannounces an NIH postdoctoral research fellowship opportunity in our internationally recognized center of excellence for the study of substance abuse. The fellow will participate in the conduct of an ongoing NIDA/FDA-funded trial on the use of tobacco in vulnerable populations, as well as develop new research opportunities in related areas. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows further their careers as independent investigators.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their training in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related discipline. Trainees are selected on the basis of scholastic record and commitment to a career in tobacco research.Individuals must be highly motivated, possess initiative and a desire to learn and expand their interests and expertise. Experience with behavioral economics is highly valued. There may be additional application requirements if you are a non-US citizen or non-permanent resident. Appointment:  2-3 yrs.

Benefits: Stipend, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH Institutional Training Awards.

To apply: Send application form (downloaded from VCBH website), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Diann Gaalema c/o Ms. Marissa Wells (mwells2@uvm.edu).

About us: The VCBH was established in 2013, sponsored in part by a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Award from the National Institute on General Medical Sciences and a Centers of Tobacco Regulatory Science (TCORS) Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The VCBH resides within the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, with the director and administrative offices being located within the Department of Psychiatry, and participating investigators, collaborators, and advisors across 15 academic departments in the College of Medicine and 7 colleges within UVM and 5 other universities. The VCBH is further strengthened by interdisciplinary collaborations with key community healthcare leaders and distinguished scientific advisory panels. The focus of the VCBH is on investigating relationships between personal behaviors and risk for chronic disease and premature death, with a specific focus on understanding mechanisms underpinning risk, and developing effective interventions and policies to promote healthy behavior.

For more information:  Contact Ms. Marissa Wells, mwells2@uvm.edu or see our website.

Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, boasting excellent schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and many other colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distances.


NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity

The University of Vermont’s Center on Behavior and Healthannounces an NIH postdoctoral research fellowship opportunity in our internationally recognized center of excellence for the study of substance abuse. The fellow will participate in the conduct of an ongoing NIDA/FDA-funded trial on the use of tobacco in vulnerable populations, as well as develop new research opportunities in related areas. The mentoring team has an exceptional track record of helping fellows further their careers as independent investigators.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed their training in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related discipline. Trainees are selected on the basis of scholastic record and commitment to a career in tobacco research.Individuals must be highly motivated, possess initiative and a desire to learn and expand their interests and expertise. Experience with behavioral economics is highly valued. There may be additional application requirements if you are a non-US citizen or non-permanent resident.Appointment:  2-3 yrs.

Benefits: Stipend, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH Institutional Training Awards.

To apply: Send application form (downloaded from VCBH website), a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to: Dr. Diann Gaalema c/o Ms. Marissa Wells (mwells2@uvm.edu).

About us: The VCBH was established in 2013, sponsored in part by a Centers of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) Award from the National Institute on General Medical Sciences and a Centers of Tobacco Regulatory Science (TCORS) Award from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. The VCBH resides within the College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, with the director and administrative offices being located within the Department of Psychiatry, and participating investigators, collaborators, and advisors across 15 academic departments in the College of Medicine and 7 colleges within UVM and 5 other universities. The VCBH is further strengthened by interdisciplinary collaborations with key community healthcare leaders and distinguished scientific advisory panels. The focus of the VCBH is on investigating relationships between personal behaviors and risk for chronic disease and premature death, with a specific focus on understanding mechanisms underpinning risk, and developing effective interventions and policies to promote healthy behavior.

 

For more information:  Contact Ms. Marissa Wells, mwells2@uvm.edu or see our website.

 

Burlington, Vermont is located in the beautiful Lake Champlain region, surrounded by the Green and Adirondack Mountains. It is a great place for families, boasting excellent schools and year-round recreational opportunities. It is home to the University of Vermont and many other colleges that provide an academically stimulating and culturally rich environment. Montreal and Boston are within easy driving distances.

Stephen T. Higgins, Ph.D.

Director, Vermont Center on Behavior and Health

Virginia H. Donaldson Professor of Translational Science

Departments of Psychiatry and Psychological Science

Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry

University of Vermont

1 South Prospect Street

Burlington, VT  05401-1419

VCBH Administrator: Marissa WellsMPH
mwells2@uvm.edu

802-656-0079


Postdoctoral Associate

Occupational Summary

The HIV and Addictions Research Program (HARP), directed by Dr. Christina Meade, is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in cognitive neuroscience and MRI data analysis. Our team seeks to understand how drug addiction and HIV infection together impact the brain, and in turn affect neurocognitive functioning. With a recently funded R01 to conduct multi-modal data fusion analyses on an existing MRI dataset (resting state fMRI, diffusion tensor imaging, and high-resolution structural scanning), we are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to make significant contributions to data analysis and manuscript writing. The postdoctoral fellow will also be responsible for assisting with data collection and management of ongoing clinical studies that include multi-modal MRI. This position is ideal for individuals interested in pursuing an independent research career in an academic setting, and the fellow will be supported in the pursuit of independent funding (e.g., NRSA fellowship, K Award). The position is located at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.

Work Performed

Responsibilities will include MRI data management and analysis; computer programming for managing and processing MRI and related data; manuscript writing; data collection with human subjects, including obtaining informed consent; training other lab members on MRI-related analyses; and administrative tasks, such as MRI protocol renewals. The position entails planning, executing, and troubleshooting analyses with minimal supervision on a daily basis. The opportunity for first-author manuscripts exists, and publication will be encouraged.

Education & Experience

Doctoral degree with training in neuroimaging (data acquisition, management, and analysis) is required. Interest in HIV and/or drug addiction is ideal. Experience with patient-oriented research is preferred.

Key Skills

Successful applicants must be motivated, reliable, and mature, able to multi-task and learn new tasks quickly, and have strong interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills (both verbal and written). The fellow is expected to conduct MRI data processing and analyses independently, including the programming and implementation of automated scripts. Strong programming skills are required. Experience with MRI experimental design and data acquisition is desirable. Ideal software knowledge includes FSL, MATLAB, linus, and statistical packages such as SPSS. The fellow is expected to work both independently and as part of our active research team.

The proposed start date is fall 2018. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The initial appointment will be for 1 year, with additional funding conditional upon satisfactory performance. Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of interest, relevant manuscripts, and names of three references to christina.meade@duke.edu.

 

Ryan Patrick Bell, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Associate, Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
905 W. Main St., Suite 24-E

Durham, NC 27701

Phone: (919) 681-3495

Email: ryan.bell@duke.edu

Website: http://sites.duke.edu/harp/

Twitter: twitter.com/HARPatDuke


Postdoctoral Research Position in Alcohol

A postdoctoral position in alcohol research is available now through an NIAAA T32 institutional training grant between SDSU and UC San Diego in San Diego, CA. Postdoctoral appointees are supported for twelve-month, full-time appointments with the ability to receive up to two years of support based upon acceptable progress during their initial year. Qualified candidates must be U.S. citizens (or permanent resident or noncitizen national of the U.S.) and have completed their doctoral degree requirements in the clinical and behavioral sciences. Specific areas of alcohol research include fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, adolescent and adult alcohol/substance use disorders, risk and protective factors for alcoholism, alcohol and brain disease, neurobiological/behavioral effects of alcoholism, neuropsychological function, structural and functional neuroimaging, interventions, and psychiatric and medical comorbidity. Fellows will conduct research with their mentor, including comprehensive literature reviews and participation in data collection and analysis. Fellows are expected to become involved in manuscript and grant writing, to participate in alcohol research training program seminars, and present at national meetings (e.g., Research Society on Alcoholism). Faculty mentors include Drs. Edward Riley (Director), Susan Tapert (co-Director), Robert Anthenelli, Kara Bagot, Sandra A. Brown, Mariana Cherner, Cindy Ehlers, Jay Giedd, Igor Grant, Joanna Jacobus, Terry Jernigan, Ksenija Marinkovic, Sarah Mattson, David Moore, Mark Myers, Sonya Norman, Marc Schuckit, Andrea Spadoni, Michael Taylor, Jennifer Thomas, Ryan Trim, Tamara Wall, and Matt Worley. To apply please complete the online form (http://niaaa-t32.sdsu.edu/apply/) and submit your CV, personal statement, and the names of three references to Edward Riley’s assistant, Jill Vander Velde, vanderv@sdsu.edu. Open until position filled.

Thank you
Sonja Eberson, MA
Research Lab Manager
UC San Diego, Department of Psychiatry
(858) 822-3685 office
(760) 703-1367 mobile
(858) 822-3933 fax
seberson@ucsd.edu

 Position: State Engagement Manager

Interested applicants should send a resume and cover letter to careers@shatterproof.org

Thanks!

-Alex Duncan


 Post-Doctoral Fellowship

** Available Immediately ***

The Laboratory of Human Behavioral Pharmacology at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking applicants for a post-doctoral fellowship. This is a two-year fellowship, with an optional third year, funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) that is designed to train researchers in behavioral pharmacology and clinical trials in the treatment of drug use disorders. The fellowship also provides ample opportunity for professional development, including grant writing and enhancing presentation and publication skills. Applicants should be highly motivated, have recently obtained a doctorate in psychology, pharmacology or a related discipline and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. The fellowship includes salary, tuition (if applicable) and expenses for travel to conferences.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your research interests along with CV and 3 letters of reference to: william.stoops@uky.eduThe application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This is a full-time position that is available now.  

For further inquiries, contact:

-Dr. Joshua A. Lile

Associate Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

jalile2@uky.edu

-Dr. Craig R. Rush

Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

Crush2@email.uky.edu

Dr. William W. Stoops

Professor, Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine

William.stoops@uky.edu


 Faculty Position 2019

Assistant or Associate Professor Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology The Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 2019. Division faculty members
(http://sites.utexas.edu/pharmtox/faculty/) are a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative group with cutting-edge basic and translational research programs. The University of Texas at Austin is home to the Waggoner Center on Alcohol and Addiction Research which provides strong support for collaborative research. The successful applicant will be expected to engage in productive research, high-quality teaching, and actively participate in college and university service. The successful applicant will be expected to establish and maintain a vigorous and externally funded research program. We are seeking applicants with research interests in the pharmacology and neurobiology of addiction, including alcohol use disorders. Candidates with expertise in genomics, electrophysiology, or signal transduction are particularly encouraged to apply. Teaching in the professional (Pharm.D.) program, and Ph.D. graduate program are required. Qualified candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree in a relevant field. Only candidates with a sustained record of extramural funding and outstanding scholarship will be considered for appointment as Associate Professor. Applications received before October 1, 2018 will receive first consideration, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position carries a highly competitive salary, benefits, and start-up package, commensurate with experience. This institution is using Interfolio’s ByCommittee to conduct this search. Applicants may access this position at http://apply.interfolio.com/52701 and will be prompted to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, research plan, and a list of 3 references. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity at all levels. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status. (Compliant with the new VEVRAA and Section 503 Rules). Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant selected. If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. UT Austin is a tobacco-free campus.


 Postdoctoral Position

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stephanie Sillivan in the Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia. Our laboratory studies the molecular mechanisms that promote relapse to drugs of abuse and sustain drug craving after abstinence. A major emphasis of the lab is determining the microRNA-dependent and -independent translational pathways that mediate the incubation of opioid craving in rodents. We utilize a combination of behavioral (self-administration, stress, anxiety tests), biochemical (cell fractionation, western blot, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, chromatin immuneprecipitation) and molecular (mRNA and microRNA sequencing, mass spectrometry, qpcr) techniques. We also employ in vivo manipulation (viral-based, synthetic inhibitors, siRNA) of candidate pathways intracerebrally in rodent models to link molecular neuroadaptations to functional behavioral analyses.

For this position we are seeking a highly-motivated candidate with experience in behavioral and molecular neuroscience to lead a NIDA-funded project investigating the role of microRNAs in drug seeking.  The successful candidate will join a highly-interactive neuroscience community and will work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in CSAR and the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology.

A recent Ph.D. degree in either neuroscience or pharmacology is preferred. Submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 references to Stephanie Sillivan, Ph.D., stephanie.sillivan@temple.edu.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.

Stephanie Sillivan, PhD

Assistant Professor
Dept. Anatomy and Cell Biology
Center for Substance Abuse Research
Temple University School of Medicine
(215) 707-6579

Stephanie.sillivan@temple.edu