Research and Job Opportunities

Research and Job Opportunities 2019-04-10T12:21:43-04:00

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Post-Doctoral Fellow: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study individual and environmental factors in drug taking and relapse. The workplace is in the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch of NIDA’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) located in Baltimore, Maryland.

The primary focus is on collecting real-time self-reports of exposure to drug cues and psychosocial stressors via Ecological Momentary Assessment and digital devices to gain a better understanding of drug use and long-term recovery. There will be opportunities to develop independent research projects as well as write manuscripts using existing data.

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Public Health/Epidemiology, or a closely related field, with 5 or fewer years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates should be familiar with writing protocols, managing day-to-day implementation of protocol procedures, ensuring quality data acquisition, analyzing multilevel repeated-measures data, and writing manuscripts. The prospective candidate should also have knowledge and experience in substance-abuse research. Proficiency with statistical-analysis software, especially SAS or R, is preferred. Stipend will be commensurate with experience and previous accomplishments.

The fellowship is open to U.S. and foreign citizens.

To apply, please send a CV, statement of research interests, 3 representative publications or working papers, and three letters of recommendation to:

Brenda L. Curtis, Ph.D., NIH/NIDA/IRP

251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA Email: brenda.curtis@nih.gov.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

DHHS, NIH and NIDA are Equal Opportunity Employers. Applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged.

 


POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT UCLA

Exciting opportunity in clinical research on substance use disorders!

THE OPPORTUNITY

The UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior invites applicants for a fulltime post-doctoral position in a thriving research organization with decades of experience conducting clinical research on substance use disorders. This position is available for an individual interested in interdisciplinary research, emphasizing experimental clinical trials to develop and test effective treatments for opioid use disorder as well as stimulant use disorder. Opportunities in the rich research environment based at UCLA include:

  • Ongoing research on opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder, including studies on pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment;
  • A rich setting in which to increase expertise in designing, conducting, and documenting clinical trials, as well as to learn skills in advanced methodologies applicable to clinical trials research.

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Candidates should have a background in pharmacology, psychology, medicine, or neuroscience and be interested in developing expertise in clinical trials research involving pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies for SUDs. Also of interest are candidates with expertise in implementation science and in statistical analysis that may be applied to clinical research on SUDs. Candidates must have:

  • Doctoral degree in pharmacology, psychology, medicine, or social sciences;
  • Excellent writing and communication skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment;
  • Ability to travel to clinical sites and interact with participants and clinical personnel.

Duration of the fellowship is flexible, initially for one year, with possible extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated capabilities in relevant areas, including writing for scholarly publications, familiarity with good research practices, and an understanding of ethical research and protection of human research participants.

APPLICATION

 Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to:

Edythe London, Ph.D. (elondon@mednet.ucla.edu)

(UCLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.)

 


Postdoctoral Associate – Evidence-based Policymaking in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care

Research Department of Healthcare Policy & Research Weill Cornell Medicine (New York, NY) 

Postdoctoral Associate – Evidence-based Policymaking in Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Care Division of Comparative Effectiveness and Outcomes Research Department of Healthcare Policy & Research Weill Cornell Medicine (New York, NY) The Weill Cornell Medicine Department of Healthcare Policy and Research is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate with an interest in conducting policy research aimed at improving outcomes for people with mental health and/or substance use conditions. The Postdoctoral Associate will participate in research projects funded by the Arnold Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) with a focus on analysis of healthcare claims data. The Postdoctoral Associate will work under the direct supervision of Dr. Yuhua Bao, a leading expert on state policies addressing opioid prescribing and payment innovations for integrated behavioral health and medical care. The Postdoctoral Associate will have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple investigators, an inter-disciplinary research team, and to develop independent areas of research within these projects. The Postdoctoral Associate will also participate in the Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH), a multi-institutional Center of Excellence funded by NIDA. The successful applicant will have: • A background in economics, health services research, health policy, or a closely related field; • Extensive experience with healthcare claims data management and analysis, from either dissertation work or other research projects; • Good understanding of financing and delivery of healthcare (including mental health and substance use care) in the U.S. healthcare system • Excellent organizational and communication skills, including strong writing skills. Applicants must currently hold a doctoral degree in a relevant area of study or will receive such a degree by July 1, 2019. The position is located in New York City. To apply, please email (1) a brief cover letter describing current research and relevance to this position, (2) a C.V., and (3) the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Bao c/o Mr. Jared Leff, Research Manager (jal2033@med.cornell.edu). Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

 


Postdoctoral Fellow Position

 The Cofrin Logan Center for Addiction Research and Treatment at the University of Kansas is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow to execute an NIH grant-funded research on alcohol use and related clinical health behaviors among young adults, under the supervision of KU faculty member Dr. Tera Fazzino. The position will involve project management and opportunities for manuscript and grant-writing activities.

Responsibilities will include:

Overall project management: Assist in research protocol development; coordinate IRB submission and human subject payments; assist in preparation of reports and manuscripts; develop and track budgets; supervise staff and students, to include scheduling, assignments, time reporting, and timely completion of duties; work with administration to maintain compliance with federal, state, and university regulations and policies. Data management tasks: Track project milestones; perform regular data quality assurance checks in Redcap, the online data collection platform; manage and report metrics of research success, produce descriptive and inferential reports of outcome measures. Data analysis, manuscript writing, grant writing: Participate in the development of manuscripts to be submitted for publication. Assist with the development of grant applications for federal and private agencies. Conduct data processing and analysis tasks for manuscript and grant-writing activities.

Qualifications:

RequiredPhD in social sciences, public health/epidemiology.

PreferredPhD in behavioral sciences or related field; experience with addiction research; experience with project coordination, data management, and data analytic techniques; Experience with: clinical in research, research with young adult populations, NIH-funded projects, and IRB submission.

Duration:

Position is for two years, with potential for renewal.

For more information and to apply for this position, please go to https://employment.ku.edu/staff/13993BR.

With questions about this position, please contact Dr. Tera Fazzino at tfazzino@ku.edu

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Faculty Position in Digital Health Research Methods, Intervention, Data Analytics, or Biostatistics

The Department of Biomedical Data Science at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel) seeks outstanding applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor to join our faculty within the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH).  Exceptional candidates at the rank of Associate Professor may also be considered. Dartmouth is an R1: Doctoral University – Highest Research Activity in the Carnegie Classification, and faculty members benefit from highly collaborative and collegial interactions across campus, inclusive of departments at the Geisel School of Medicine, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Thayer School of Engineering and the Tuck School of Business.

CTBH is an interdisciplinary research group whose mission is to inform the optimal development, systematic evaluation, and sustainable implementation of digital therapeutics for behavioral health and health-care delivery transformation.  Successful candidates will be pursuing a vigorous research program focused on the use of novel methodologies, intervention development, data analytics and/or biostatistics in digital health.  Research focused on patient/consumer engagement, clinical effectiveness, or implementation of digital health behavior-change interventions will also be considered.  That may include research in adaptive digital therapeutic interventions for health behavior change; development/refinement of analytic models for intensive, longitudinal mobile health data; digital phenotyping; or biostatistical analysis of densely sampled longitudinal data.  Research designed to understand mechanisms of behavior change with digital health interventions is also of interest, as are interventions focusing on addictive behaviors.  The activities of the center are diverse and inter-disciplinary; hence, the call for outstanding candidates from a breadth of different disciplines spanning behavioral medicine to biostatistics.

Applicants should have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree with relevant post-doctoral training.  Formal advanced training in behavioral science, research methods, biostatistics, data science, biomedical informatics, bioinformatics or a related field is preferred.  Applicants should also have a successful track record of peer-reviewed publications, and ideally a history of extramural funding.  Expectations for teaching and mentoring are a critical part of this role, and individuals will be provided with such opportunities through membership in relevant PhD graduate programs (e.g., Program in Quantitative Biomedical Sciences; Program in Experimental & Molecular Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute).  Training grants in relevant areas (e.g., Science of Co-occurring Disorders , BD2K Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Big Data Science, the Burroughs Welcome training fund for Unifying Population and Laboratory-based Sciences) are available to support trainees in areas relevant to successful candidates.

Link to apply:

https://apply.interfolio.com/60277

Contact for questions:

Alan J. Budney, Ph.D.

mailto:alan.j.budney@dartmouth.edu

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Center for Technology and Behavioral Health

46 Centerra Pkwy, Suite 315, HB 7255

Lebanon, NH 03766

Office Phone: 603-646-7088


ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR NEW PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM FOR FALL 2019:

a.      Program name: Wheeler Clinic
b.      Plainville, CT
c.       APPIC Program Code Number: 2503
d.      Name of Training Director:  Elisabeth Cannata, Ph.D.
e.      Contact information for the TD (e-mail and phone): ecannata@wheelerclinic.org 
860 793-3547
f.        APA or CPA accreditation:  No
g.      APPIC Member:  No 
i.        Submit applications to: ecannata@wheelerclinic.org
j.        Text of the announcement :
k.       New Psychology Internship Program in Integrated Healthcare at Wheeler Clinic in Connecticut is accepting intern applications for two openings for September 2019.  This internship will provide exceptional opportunity to develop skills for working in a fully integrated healthcare setting through a primary rotation in one of the agencies Family Health and Wellness Centers.  In addition, interns have the opportunity to select secondary rotations from an outstanding array of cutting-edge behavioral health programs across the lifespan. Please visit our website to learn more about Wheeler Clinic, our 50 year history of being a leader in behavioral health innovation and our new psychology internship.
Applications will be accepted from doctoral students of clinical, counselling or health psychology.  Application materials should include:
·         PDF of basic AAPI
·         Cover letter indicating why you are interested in Wheeler’s Integrated Healthcare Psychology Internship
·         Curriculum vitae
·         2 references
·         Director of Clinical Training Verification of Internship Eligibility and Readiness
·         Graduate Transcript(s)
·         Autobiographical Statement
All applicants will be notified of receipt of their application and whether they will be offered an interview.  Interviews will be conducted in person or by video conferencing based on the applicant’s preference. Candidates remaining under serious consideration will be requested to submit sample Psychological Evaluation or comprehensive clinical assessment.
Questions about the internship and applications should be directed to Dr. Elisabeth Cannata at:ecannata@wheelerclinic.org.  
 
Thank you!
Elisabeth Cannata, Ph.D.
Vice President
Community-Based Family Services and Practice Innovation
Wheeler Clinic
91 Northwest Drive
Plainville, CT 06062
Tel.:  860 793-3547
Fax:  860 793-4460
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Postdoctoral position available to start in May/June!

NIDA Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health

T32 Training Program                                           Director, Dr. Linda B. Cottler

University of Florida                                              Co-Director, Dr. Sara Jo Nixon

Department of Epidemiology

 

This public health oriented T32 focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with an emphasis on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences. Program mentors are diverse in discipline and come from all areas of the Health Science Center at UF. One area available for trainees is the landmark NIH ABCD study of drug abuse among youth (MPIs Cottler and Nixon).

Training includes seminars, writing groups, instruction in manuscript and grant preparation, and a mentoring mosaic of faculty across relevant disciplines.

An annual travel allowance is offered to facilitate attendance at conferences, for scientific presentations and networking, in addition to funds available for training-related expenses.

To apply, contact Tamara Millay at tmillay@ufl.edu.  For more information, visit http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/training/nida-t32-training-program/ .

Tamara A. Millay

(pronouns she/her/hers)

Administrative Coordinator to Dr. Linda B. Cottler

Department of Epidemiology

College of Public Health and Health Professions and

College of Medicine

University of Florida

PO Box 100231

2004 Mowry Road

Gainesville, Florida  32610

352-294-5963 (phone)

352-273-5365 (fax)


Postdoctoral Fellowship

at theRutgers Center for Health Services Research and Center for Prevention Science Rates of opioid use disorder escalated dramatically in the last 15 years, disproportionately affecting economically stressed communities. This has created enormous new challenges for communities, public health agencies, families, clinicians, and others, as well as for the field of social work, in responding to new policy, clinical, and prevention needs. Rutgers University seeks a postdoctoral scholar to work with the Center for Health Services Research and Center for Prevention Science on projects focused on studying the effects of interventions targeting opioid use disorder and its harmful consequences. The postdoctoral associate would be jointly mentored by Dr. Stephen Crystal and Dr. N. Andrew Peterson, with co-mentoring from Dr. Qiana Brown. The postdoctoral scholar will contribute to and assist with all aspects of research, including study conceptualization, collection of data, planning and carrying out quantitative or qualitative analyses, presenting results at research conferences, and preparing manuscripts for publication. In addition, the scholar will contribute to and gain experience with the preparation and submission of a proposal for federal funding for subsequent analyses building on the knowledge gained from the current projects. The scholar will also have opportunities to work on other projects of mutual interest.

The successful candidate should have strong quantitative skills that would enable her or him to develop rich publications using data available at the two centers. There are also important opportunities to integrate qualitative and quantitative expertise into mixed-methods research that triangulates perspectives to assess the outcomes of complex policies and programs. We seek an individual with strong interest and commitment to building an outstanding research trajectory in health policy and services related to substance abuse and interventions, with a focus on studies that inform real-world decision making and action to reduce the individual and social harms associated with opioid and other substance abuse. Prior work on substance abuse and its treatment would be a strength. The ideal candidate will bring intellectual breadth, passion and rigorous thinking and methods to addressing the complex, multi-systemic dynamics that have driven the opioid epidemic and its consequences, and be committed to developing a strong, long-term line of research that addresses these challenges. Extensive data analysis experience and skills would be important skills for such an individual, particularly in such areas as analysis of “big data”, geographic information systems, health services research methods, longitudinalanalysis of health-related outcomes (e.g., event history analysis), multilevel modeling, or mixed-methods research on the outcomes of natural policy experiments and quasi-experimental studies.

Preferred background includes grant writing experience, a strong research interest in the study of interventions and their effects on opioid use disorder, training in advanced quantitative methods, and experience working with large datasets. Candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education are strongly encouraged to apply to be a part of our supportive and dynamic community of scholars. Rutgers University is a major research institution and our faculty enjoy significant research ties with numerous, nationally known, university centers and institutes. Rutgers is a member of the Association of American Universities, a federation of 62 leading research universities in the United States and Canada, and of the BTAA (Big Ten Academic Alliance) an academic consortium of Big 10 universities that collectively engage in over 8.4 billion dollars in funded research each year.

The Rutgers School of Social Work’s externally funded portfolio exceeds 31million dollars, with some 13 million in yearly expenditures. The School of Social Work is a collegial, productive and motivated faculty. A recent analysis using Academic Analytics found the Rutgers Social Work PhD faculty to be the third most productive in publications, citations, and research among social work faculty in the United States. New Jersey is one of the most diverse states, and Rutgers one of the most diverse student bodies, in the country. The school is deeply committed to principles of diversity and actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education. The school’s commitment extends beyond simply increasing diversity in the faculty pipeline, to include broad faculty support for a strong set of mentoring and retention efforts aimed at launching and supporting the development of successful research careers.

Please apply by submitting a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and contact information for 3 letters of reference sent to Dr. Stephen Crystal (scrystal@ifh.rutgers.edu) and to N. Andrew Peterson (andrew.peterson@ssw.rutgers.edu). Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Position will start in July 2019 for a 1 to 2 year period.


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Postdoctoral Associate

Come Work With CHERISH—Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV—in NYC!

We are looking to hire a Postdoctoral Associate to be responsible for conducting comparative economic evaluations of substance use disorder interventions alongside clinical trials and cohort studies in multiple settings. The ideal candidate will have:

  • a background in economics or a closely related field;
  • methodological expertise in econometrics, pharmacoeconomics, or a related area;
  • excellent organizational and communication skills, including strong writing skills;
  • familiarity with substance use disorders and related conditions.

For more information, please go here.To apply, please email Dr. Sean Murphy c/o Mr. Jared Leff, Research Manager (jal2033@med.cornell.edu) (1) a brief cover letter describing current research and relevance to this position (2) a recent C.V. and (3) the names and contact information of three references.

Research CoordinatorWe are looking to hire a Research Coordinator to be responsible for coordinating and conducting health services research projects. The ideal candidate has at least one of the following skills:

  • Statistical analysis in STATA, SAS, etc;
  • Decision analysis in TreeAge;
  • Qualitative analysis in NVivo, etc.

We are targeting Master’s students graduating Spring 2019 or Bachelor’s with approximately 2 years of experience. A description of the position and application is available https://tinyurl.com/WeillCornellRC-CHERISH  (Requistion ID #26352).

Please contact Jared Leff (jal2033@med.cornell.edu) with questions.


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Postdoctoral Fellowships Available NIDA T32 Institutional Training Grant Center for Addiction Research University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, Texas Outstanding individuals are sought for interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Fellow positions supported by a NIDA-funded T32 institutional training grant held by the Center for Addiction Research at the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston, TX (https://www.utmb.edu/car/education-training/t32-training-program). Research opportunities are available in the laboratories of ~20 outstanding faculty members with research interests spanning basic, clinical and translational initiatives focused on the neural bases of addiction, drug discovery and medications development for substance use disorder, as well as the medical consequences of addiction. For more information, go to https://www.utmb.edu/car/education-training/t32-training-program. Applicants must hold a doctoral degree at the time the fellowship begins and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Candidates with a Ph.D. in neuroscience, neuropharmacology, molecular or cell biology with experience in neuronal or brain slice culture, in vivo neurochemistry or behavioral pharmacology are encouraged to apply. Positions are also available for candidates who hold a Ph.D. in chemistry/pharmacology interested in conducting translational research. Fellows will be mentored to facilitate transition to independent research careers by emphasizing the acquisition of suitable laboratory, writing, grantsmanship, public speaking, teaching and interpersonal skills. Send an email of interest along with a PDF that includes a current curriculum vitae, a statement of your research and career goals, two publications, and a list of three references to: Ms. Kirsty Foss (klfoss@utmb.edu). Applications are being accepted continually. UTMB is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution which proudly values diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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POST-DOCTORAL POSITION — JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

 

The Department of Neurology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow interested in joining a productive research program with excellent resources and working in a setting where there is potential to develop an independent research career. Fellows will have the opportunity for a co-mentored fellowship experience on multiple research projects with Paul Rosenberg, M.D., Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D., and Andrew Huhn, Ph.D., M.B.A. Current research is focused on cognitive and brain changes associated with aging and Alzheimer’s disease (AD), and substance use among older adults.

Our laboratories conduct clinical, pharmacological, and cognitive research including:

  • Examining novel medications
  • Neuropsychological testing
  • Cognitive performance (e.g., paired associates learning, spatial working memory)
  • Integrative treatments
  • Functional neuroimaging (e.g., fMRI, fNIRS)

Eligibility:  Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree, U.S. citizen, permanent resident. A broad range of backgrounds will be considered, including experimental psychology, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and pharmacology.

Contact: Please email Albert Garcia-Romeu, Ph.D. (agarci33@jhmi.edu) and Andrew Huhn, Ph.D., M.B.A. (ahuhn1@jhu.edu) with current CV and 3 references. The university is committed to a culturally diverse academic environment and both women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.


  1. The Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (IPOP) at the University of

Kentucky College of Pharmacy (a top 5 ranked COP) invites applications for a

postdoctoral fellow to join a multidisciplinary team studying substance use disorders

(SUDs). Applicants with PhDs from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply,

including those in basic science (e.g. pharmacology, neuroscience), epidemiology,

biomedical informatics or biostatistics. This position is ideal for candidates interested in

supplementing basic science research experiences with training in data analytics (or

vice-versa). This individual would join a vibrant group using diverse data sources to

advance SUD research. Funding is guaranteed for two years, with opportunities for re-

appointment. This is a full-time position that is available to start immediately. To apply,

please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Chris

Delcher at chris.delcher@uky.edu.


  1. POST-DOCTORAL POSITION — JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERSITY

The preclinical Division of Behavioral Biology at the Johns Hopkins University has

openings for postdoctoral fellows interested in joining a productive research program

with excellent resources and working in a setting where there is potential to develop an

independent research career. Fellows will have the opportunity for a co-mentored

fellowship experience on multiple research projects with Drs. Elise Weerts and

Catherine Davis. Current research is focused on the behavioral pharmacology of

cannabinoids, opioids, nicotine and alcohol and the CNS effects of radiation exposure.

Our laboratories utilize behavioral and molecular techniques including:

  • Operant behavior models – drug self-administration, food-maintained behavior
  • Rodent e-cigarette vapor models
  • Intravenous and intragastric drug administration models
  • Rodent neurobehavioral performance tasks – social processing, sustained

attention, memory, wireless telemetry (EEG, EMG)

  • Viral vectors (DREADDs)
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Multiplex cytokines

Eligibility: Ph.D. or equivalent degree, U.S. citizen, permanent resident. A broad range

of backgrounds will be considered, including experimental psychology, neuroscience,

biology, and pharmacology.

Contact: Please email Elise M. Weerts, Ph.D. (eweerts@jhmi.edu) and Catherine M.

Davis, Ph.D. (cdavis91@jhmi.edu) with current CV and 3 references. The university is

committed to a culturally diverse academic environment and both women and minority

candidates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted until positions are

filled.

Johns Hopkins University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate

on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin,

age, disability, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status,

other legally protected characteristics or any other occupationally irrelevant criteria. The

University promotes Affirmative Action for minorities, women, individuals who are

disabled, and veterans. Johns Hopkins University is a drug-free, smoke-free workplace.

Elise M. Weerts, Ph.D.

Division of Behavioral Biology

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Baltimore, MD 21224

eweerts@jhmi.edu


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Dear Colleagues,

The SCLC is looking for a Project Coordinator.  Please share freely on your respective platforms.

The Project Coordinator will provide administrative support to the operations team to help streamline the Center’s projects. Responsibilities include activities in finance and human resources and may also include Information Technology (IT), facilities, or travel services. General project management includes long and short range strategic planning with Operations Manager in all logistics and administrative activities related to the Center’s national technical assistance services and tobacco free initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have past experience and / or have an interest in public health and tobacco control. Due to the executive nature of The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center’ (SCLC’s)
partnerships, the Project Coordinator must be responsible, reliable, and be professional in both written and verbal communications. The candidate must have a keen eye for details, strong organizational skills, be an initiator, and able to multitask and streamline numerous assignments and projects. Some travel may be required.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in related area and one or more years of directly related experience; and / or equivalent experience / training
    • One+ years’ experience in administration and / or project coordination
    • Excellent experience in calendar management, including coordination of complex executive meetings
    • Strong knowledge of Drupal, ReadyTalk as well as MS Office suite
    • Experience preparing expense reports
    • Experience with tech support for web-based meetings using Ready Talk
    • Ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns
    • Solid communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with all levels of staff verbally and in writing
    • Solid organizational skills and ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes
    • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality

Preferred Qualifications

  • Excel, PPT, Drupal certifications
    • Experience in technical writing
    • Experience with UCSF applications (BearBuy, MyExpense, Connexxus, MyReports) and others
    • Experience working in Tobacco Control
    • Experience in planning CME / CEU activities

 

Read the full description and apply here.

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Charleston Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

Advanced Fellowship Program in
Mental Illness Research and Treatment

The Charleston Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center (MIRECC) at the Ralph H. Johnson VAMC is now accepting applications from psychologists for its two-year Post-Doctoral Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. The mission of the Charleston MIRECC is to build an integrated system of clinical, research, and educational efforts designed to improve the clinical care for Veterans with PTSD and its comorbidities (e.g., substance use disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, SMI, sleep-wake disorders). In addition, the Charleston MIRECC also focuses on providinginnovative treatment approaches for PTSD and its comorbidities (e.g., telehealth, TMS and related technologies, medications, evidence-based psychotherapies). In support of this mission, the Charleston MIRECC Fellowship provides specialized training in the emphasis areas: Evidenced-Based Interventions, PTSD, and Comorbidity

Fellows devote 75% of their time to patient-oriented research and education activities and 25% to direct patient clinical care. In collaboration with their mentors, fellows will develop and implement a research project, publish and present findings, participate in grant writing, and utilize the latest technology for educational activities and clinical service delivery. The Charleston MIRECC is formally affiliated with the Medical University of South Carolina.

Applicants must have received a doctorate from an APA or CPA accredited graduate program in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology or PCSAS accredited Clinical Science program. Persons with a doctorate in another area of psychology who meet the APA or CPA criteria for respecialization training in Clinical, Counseling, or Combined Psychology are also eligible. Applicants must have also completed an APA or CPA accredited psychology internship program. Fellows must be U.S. citizens. The current annual postdoctoral fellowship stipend is $46,102.

In order to apply to our fellowship program, you must submit via email to the Co-Directors (Drs. Gros and Santa Ana – contact information below) the required application elements listed below. This year the due date will beMarch 8, 2019. All application materials must be received by us on or before this date.

  1. A signed letter of interest that details your previous educational, clinical, and research experiences; your areas of clinical and research interest and its alignment with the MIRECC emphasis area(s) and mission; specific clinical and research goals for your fellowship; and your career goals.
  2. A current curriculum vitae
  3. A work sample, such a published manuscript on which you are first author or other written product that highlights your work relevant to the identified emphasis area
  4. Three signed letters of recommendation, with at least one letter coming from a current supervisor (research or clinical) and one letter from your primary research mentor.

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Fellowship Co-Directors at Daniel.Gros@va.gov and Elizabeth.SantaAna2@va.gov.

www.mirecc.va.gov

Charleston MIRECC Fellowship Faculty Interests

Ron Acierno Ph.D. – Pragmatic adaptations of evidence based treatments for PTSD and the anxiety disorders, including translations/evaluations to home and home telehealth services.

Sudie E. Back, Ph.D. – Treatment of co-occurring substance use disorders and PTSD, exposure-based therapy, pharmacological treatments

Howard C. Becker, Ph.D. – Neurobiology of alcohol addiction, stress-alcohol interactions, and treatment strategies for alcohol use disorder

Kathleen T. Brady, M.D. – Neurobiology of substance use disorders, psychiatric comorbidity and substance use disorders, PTSD, gender differences in substance use disorders, and medication development

Julianne Flanagan, Ph.D. – Interpersonal violence, co-occurring traumatic stress and substance use disorders, couples and dyadic interventions, and combined behavioral and pharmacological interventions

Mark George, M.D. – Brain stimulation methods, brain imaging, and depression

Daniel F. Gros, Ph.D. – Transdiagnostic approaches for the depressive/anxiety disorders and PTSD, dissemination and implementation of evidence-based psychotherapies.

Anouk Grubaugh, Ph.D. – Co-occurring PTSD and severe mental illness

Mark B. Hamner, M.D. – Pharmacological treatment of PTSD, mood disorders and schizophrenia. Combined psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy in PTSD.  Immunogenetics of schizophrenia. Genetic aspects of PTSD.

Karen Hartwell, M.D. – Pharmacological treatment for substance use disorders

Lisa McTeague, Ph.D. – neurocircuit-informed treatment adjuncts for cognitive-behavioral approaches for PTSD; transcranial magnetic stimulation

Ursula Myers, Ph.D. – effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of EBTs for PTSD and related comorbidities, implementation and dissemination of telehealth with rural veterans.

Hugh Myrick, M.D. – Pharmacological treatment and neuronal networks of addictive disorders

Elizabeth J. Santa Ana, Ph.D. – Investigation of innovative methods for EBTs in ways that are practical, feasible, and provide greater accessibility for patients with addictive disorders combined with co-existing psychiatric disorders.

Zhewu Wang, M.D. – Anxiety disorders, adult ADHD, and behavioral genetics

Bethany Wangelin, Ph.D. – PTSD, exposure therapy, and psychophysiological assessment

Daniel F. Gros, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Medical University of South Carolina

Psychology Program Manager

Section Chief; PCMHI/CBT programs

Principal Investigator; VA Clinical Sciences R&D

Co-Director; VA Advanced Fellowship in Mental Illness Research and Treatment

Mental Health Service 116, Ralph H. Johnson VAMC

109 Bee St., Charleston, SC 29401

Phone: 843-789-6225

Fax: 843-805-5782

Email: grosd@musc.edu


5.​ 

Research Assistant – Substance Use Treatment Research – UNC Chapel Hill

Opening for a full time research assistant to contribute to ongoing studies in the UNC Chapel Hill Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Biobehavioral Research on Addiction and Emotion (BRANE) lab, with an emphasis on a NIH/NIDA funded study testing the effectiveness of a smartphone enhanced behavioral treatment for substance use, and the effect of neural biomarkers on treatment response using fMRI. There are three primary responsibilities for the current position: (1) Study coordination and oversight, including but not limited to administering research assessments, overseeing recruitment, retention and tracking of study participants throughout the triangle area, and supervising and training undergraduate research assistants, (2) Data collection, including self-report, interview, behavioral, biological, diagnostic and/or fMRI at UNC, as well as substance use treatment centers and public locations throughout the North Carolina Triangle area, (3) Data entry, management, and analysis. Additional information on the BRANE lab can be found at http://branelab.web.unc.edu/. The qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college with a specialization in psychology (or a related field) or any combination of subsequent education and experience. Experience/skills in consenting and administering assessments with research participants, working with clinical populations and individuals from diverse backgrounds, communicating effectively both orally and in writing, and working in a team setting is preferred. Availability to start in April preferred, but not required. Interested candidates please submit an application at https://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/153053 by March 8, 2019, as well as submit your cover letter, CV/resume, and list of 3 references to branelab@unc.edu with ‘RA Applicant’ in the subject line.


6.

Pre-doctoral and Post-doctoral positions available!

NIDA Substance Abuse Training Center in Public Health

T32 Training Program                                           Director, Dr. Linda B. Cottler

University of Florida                                              Co-Director, Dr. Sara Jo Nixon

Department of Epidemiology

This public health oriented T32 focuses on the epidemiology and prevention of substance use and its consequences and co-morbidities, with an emphasis on social determinants of health and health inequalities, and the development of behavioral interventions to reduce substance use and its harmful consequences. Program mentors are diverse in discipline and come from all areas of the Health Science Center at UF. One area available for trainees is the landmark NIH ABCD study of drug abuse among youth (MPIs Cottler and Nixon).

To apply, contact Tamara Millay at tmillay@ufl.edu.

For more information, visit http://epidemiology.phhp.ufl.edu/training/nida-t32-training-program/ .

 Tamara A. Millay

(pronouns she/her/hers)

Administrative Coordinator to Dr. Linda B. Cottler

Department of Epidemiology

College of Public Health and Health Professions and

College of Medicine

University of Florida

PO Box 100231

2004 Mowry Road

Gainesville, Florida  32610

352-294-5963 (phone)

352-273-5365 (fax)

ADVANCE NOTICE:  None at this time.


Drug and Alcohol Dependence Editorial Fellowship Program

 CPDD’s journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence (DAD), is pleased to announce that it will once again offer an Editorial Fellowship position. The Fellowship will begin after the June, 2019 CPDD conference. While in past years the fellowship was of one year duration, it will now be of two years duration and end in June of 2021. Hence, applicants should be aware of this two year commitment, which is designed to provide a more sustained experience in the editing and journal processes. The second year will be contingent upon performance during the first year.

The DAD Fellow will work with the DAD Associate Editors, as well as with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Office Manager, and gain hands-on experience in managing the peer-review process, including selecting of reviewers, rating reviewer comments, suggesting an editorial decision, and compiling reviewer comments into components necessary for author revision. Other aspects of the journal review process and journal management will also be addressed. The DAD Fellow will be invited to attend the Editorial Board meeting held at the annual College of Problems in Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference in 2020 (and 2021 assuming the fellow continues for the second year). Mentoring will occur via telephone and email, with in-person occasions as logistically possible.

Fellows would be expected to commit to up to 4 hours per week for the two-year fellowship. An honorarium of $1,500 per year will be provided for this position, and the Fellow will be expected to use a portion of this for the 2020/21 CPDD meeting registration/attendance.

Interested applicants should be in an early phase of an academic or research career in drug and/or alcohol dependence issues. For purposes of this award, “early phase” will be considered as no more than four years after the completion of training (either the end of a post-doctoral fellowship or residency), although extenuating circumstances may allow candidates who are more than four years after the completion of training to be considered. Applicants from all parts of the world are encouraged to apply. A letter of interest in the fellowship should include a curriculum vitae and career objectives. The letter should also state that the applicant agrees to provide the requisite time and effort, and should indicate particular areas of scientific interest.

Application materials should be sent to Dr. Eric C. Strain, DAD’s Editor-in-Chief (estrain1@jhmi.edu), and cc’d to the journal’s Editorial Office Manager, Brandy Garrett McClarty (bgarre11@jhmi.edu).

Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2019. Selection will be by DAD’s editorial team.


Postdoctoral Researcher – Substance Abuse and Pain and T-32 eligible position

A NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Scott Rawls in the Department of Pharmacology and Center for Substance Abuse Research (CSAR) at Temple University (Lewis Katz School of Medicine) in Philadelphia. One major project is aimed at determining how neuroinflammatory markers (e.g. cytokine, chemokine and purinergic systems) in brain reward substrates are impacted by psychostimulant (cocaine and ‘bath salt’ cathinone MDPV) and opioid drug intake. Pharmacological studies will investigate how chemokine and puringergic receptor antagonism influence psychostimulant/opioid reward, reinforcement and relapse.  A second project is directed toward studying analgesic, neuroprotective and potentially addictive effects of the active constituents of kratom (mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine) and identifying underlying opioid, adrenergic and serotonergic mechanisms.

We utilize a combination of behavioral (self-administration, conditioned place preference, ICSS, forced swim, elevated plus maze), neurochemical (in vivo microdialysis/HPLC), cellular (gene/protein expression, immunohistochemistry, binding), and pain (acute, neuropathic) assays. We also use contemporary drug discovery approaches through collaborations with medicinal chemists.

The successful candidate will join a highly-interactive neuroscience community and work as part of a team that includes members of other laboratories in CSAR and the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine.  Eligible candidates have the possibility of being appointed to a NIH-funded T32 training grant.

A recent Ph.D. degree in neuroscience, pharmacology, or a related discipline is preferred. Submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for 3 referees to Scott Rawls, Ph.D., scott.rawls@temple.edu.  Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience, and institutional guidelines.



The Department of Community Health Sciences

<https://www.bu.edu/sph/about/departments/community-health-sciences/> (mission here<https://www.bu.edu/sph/about/departments/community-health-sciences/>) at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH<http://www.bu.edu/sph>)(mission here<http://www.bu.edu/sph/about/busph-at-a-glance/>) is seeking applicants to join our vibrant body of faculty researchers and educators. This is an open rank recruitment of senior and junior faculty candidates. Successful candidate will have an established track record of, or potential for, imminent external funding for research, and a deep commitment to teaching graduate students. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise and interest in community-engaged/community-based participatory research, multi-method research, social justice-oriented research, maternal and child health, needs assessment and intervention development, health communications, evaluation, implementation science, public health policy, practice-relevant research, and great potential to teach in these areas and collaborate with and complement current faculty on research. The Department is eager to have join its ranks colleagues who support an institutional commitment to ensuring BUSPH is inclusive, equitable, diverse<https://www.bu.edu/sph/about/diversity-and-inclusion-at-the-boston-university-school-of-public-health/>, and a place where all members of our community<http://www.bu.edu/provost/diversity/> can thrive. A full description and information on how to submit an application appear here: AcademicJobsOnline<https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/13261>.

Richard Saitz MD, MPH
Chair, Department of Community Health Sciences (CHS)
Professor of Community Health Sciences & Medicine
Boston University School of Public Health

801 Massachusetts Avenue 4th Floor
Boston, Massachusetts 02118

T. 617 358 1343
@unhealthyalcdrg
@JAM_ASAM
http://profiles.bu.edu/Richard.Saitz

CHS Mission:
To apply the social and behavioral sciences to enhance the health and well-being of communities and promote health equity

THINK. TEACH. DO.
FOR THE HEALTH OF ALL.


NIH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Opportunity

The University of Vermont’s Center on Behavior and Health announces 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 trials on the use of tobacco in vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, 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. Sarah Heil c/o Ms. Marissa

Palmer (marissa.palmer@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.


POST-DOCTORAL POSITION AT UCLA

Exciting opportunity in clinical research on substance use disorders!

THE OPPORTUNITY

The UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs (ISAP) invites applicants for a fulltime

post-doctoral position in a thriving research organization with decades of experience conducting

clinical research on substance use disorders (SUDs). This position is available for an individual

interested in interdisciplinary research on SUD topics, emphasizing experimental clinical trials

to develop and test effective treatments for SUDs, with a focus on opioid use disorder.

Opportunities in the rich research environment based at UCLA include:

  • numerous clinical trials on SUD treatment conducted by ISAP researchers and affiliated

investigators at UCLA and across the nation;

  • ISAP team involvement as prominent participants in the NIDA Clinical Trials Network;
  • ongoing research focus on opioid use disorder (OUD), including studies on medication

treatment for OUD and innovative delivery of OUD treatment;

  • a focus on blending clinical practice and research, providing a rich setting in which to increase

expertise in designing, conducting, and documenting clinical trials, as well as to learn skills in

advanced methodologies applicable to clinical trials research.

ELIGIBILITY AND CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

Candidates should have a background in psychology, medicine, or neuroscience and be

interested in developing expertise in clinical trials research involving pharmacotherapies and

behavioral therapies for SUDs. Also of interest are candidates with expertise in

implementation science and in statistical analysis that may be applied to clinical research on

SUDs. Candidates must have:

  • doctoral degree in psychology, medicine, public health, or social sciences;
  • excellent writing and communication skills;
  • ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment;
  • ability to travel to clinical sites and interact with participants and clinical personnel.

Duration of the fellowship is flexible, initially for one year, with possible extension.

Salary will be commensurate with experience and demonstrated capabilities in relevant

areas, including writing for scholarly publications, familiarity with good research practices, and

an understanding of ethical research and protection of human research participants.

APPLICATION

Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to:

Yih-Ing Hser, Ph.D. (yhser@mednet.ucla.edu)

Larissa Mooney, M.D. (lmooney@mednet.ucla.edu)

(UCLA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.)


Drug and Alcohol Dependence Editorial Fellowship Program CPDD’s journal, Drug and Alcohol Dependence (DAD), is pleased to announce that it will once again offer an Editorial Fellowship position. The Fellowship will begin after the June, 2019 CPDD conference. While in past years the fellowship was of one year duration, it will now be of two years duration and end in June of 2021. Hence, applicants should be aware of this two year commitment, which is designed to provide a more sustained experience in the editing and journal processes. The second year will be contingent upon performance during the first year. The DAD Fellow will work with the DAD Associate Editors, as well as with the Editor-in-Chief and Editorial Office Manager, and gain hands-on experience in managing the peer-review process, including selecting of reviewers, rating reviewer comments, suggesting an editorial decision, and compiling reviewer comments into components necessary for author revision. Other aspects of the journal review process and journal management will also be addressed. The DAD Fellow will be invited to attend the Editorial Board meeting held at the annual College of Problems in Drug Dependence (CPDD) conference in 2020 (and 2021 assuming the fellow continues for the second year). Mentoring will occur via telephone and email, with in-person occasions as logistically possible. Fellows would be expected to commit to up to 4 hours per week for the two-year fellowship. An honorarium of $1,500 per year will be provided for this position, and the Fellow will be expected to use a portion of this for the 2020/21 CPDD meeting registration/attendance. Interested applicants should be in an early phase of an academic or research career in drug and/or alcohol dependence issues. For purposes of this award, “early phase” will be considered as no more than four years after the completion of training (either the end of a post-doctoral fellowship or residency), although extenuating circumstances may allow candidates who are more than four years after the completion of training to be considered. Applicants from all parts of the world are encouraged to apply. A letter of interest in the fellowship should include a curriculum vitae and career objectives. The letter should also state that the applicant agrees to provide the requisite time and effort, and should indicate particular areas of scientific interest. Application materials should be sent to Dr. Eric C. Strain, DAD’s Editor-in-Chief (estrain1@jhmi.edu), and cc’d to the journal’s Editorial Office Manager, Brandy Garrett McClarty (bgarre11@jhmi.edu). Applications will be accepted through March 30, 2019. Selection will be by DAD’s editorial team.

Through Kelly Government Solutions, we are currently seeking a Scientific Program Manager to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Rockville, MD to provide epidemiologic expertise for the Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study at NIDA. More information can be found here:

 

https://kelly.secure.force.com/CandidateExperience/CandExpJobDetails?id=a7V2E000000IAOCUA4&searchFlag=true&tid=&utm_source=&utm_medium=&utm_campaign=&utm_content

Please share widely!

Cheers – Heather

 Heather L. Kimmel, PhD

Health Scientist Administrator | Director of the PATH Study at NIH

Epidemiology Research Branch | DESPR | NIDA

heather.kimmel@nih.gov |  301.443.6504


Post-Doctoral Position

Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA

A NIAAA-funded T32 post-doctoral clinical research fellowship is available in The

Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology at Scripps Research, La Jolla, CA. This

position entails all facets of conducting human laboratory studies to screen potential

pharmacotherapies for alcohol use disorder, and manuscript preparation. Prior trainees

have obtained positions in industry, academia, and clinical practice. Candidate must

possess a clinical doctoral degree. Theoretical knowledge of alcohol use disorders and

clinical research experience is desirable.

This position is currently recruiting. Scripps Research is an Equal Opportunity /

Affirmative Action Employer. Apply by emailing a cover letter, CV and a scientific writing

sample to Dr. Barbara Mason (mason@scripps.edu).

 


Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

 

APPLY To: www.pire.org/ceosearch

Closing date: All applications must be received by March 17, 2019 

Job Summary

Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE) is looking for a new Corporate Executive Officer (CEO) to help lead and shape its future. In existence for over four decades, PIRE is a non-profit public health research organization with 43 Ph.D./M.D. scientists and over 100 staff members located in six centers across the United States. PIRE scientists examine risk and protective factors at individual and population levels germane to a variety of public health issues. PIRE is seeking applicants who have proven leadership and relevant executive management experience and skills.

 

The new CEO must be comfortable in an established corporate culture that emphasizes shared governance—collaborative, not “top-down,” communication and decision-making. The CEO works collaboratively on a regular basis with Center Directors to facilitate the work of senior-level scientists and staff. The CEO also works intensively with the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) on fiscal matters to ensure optimal stewardship of PIRE’s resources. The CEO is responsible for operational, financial, administrative, and legal activities of the Institute. This includes strategic pursuit of new funding, public relations, and marketing.

 

The CEO is charged with the implementation of PIRE’s mission, vision, and values. He or she is guided by PIRE’s “Principles and Standards of Internal Governance,” which states: “PIRE is committed to transparency in decision-making, encouraging communication, and soliciting input from staff regarding important policies and decisions.”

 

About PIRE

PIRE has a diverse portfolio of grants and contracts. These externally funded projects are led by scientists and program staff from a variety of academic backgrounds (e.g., anthropology, epidemiology, economics, psychology, public health, sociology, and statistics).

 

For over four decades, PIRE has been home to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) Prevention Research Center in Berkeley, CA.

 

Evaluation, technical, and training projects are a critical component of PIRE’s portfolio.

 

Requirements

The CEO is expected to have a Ph.D., M.D., J.D., or equivalent doctoral degree with 10 or more years of experience as a Senior Scientist or Senior Director of projects of significant size, staffing, and duration, as well as prior executive management experience. PIRE is seeking someone with demonstrated senior leadership experience and excellent communication skills.

 

PIRE is led by an active Board of Directors consisting of 7 external and 4 internal staff directors. The Board is responsible for the recruitment and hiring of the next CEO.

 

Building on an impressive history of accomplishments, the CEO will have an opportunity to articulate and implement a vision for the future of PIRE and, working with distinguished PIRE scientists and the Board, to lead the organization into the future.

 

To Apply for This Position

If you are interested in a CEO position that presents a unique opportunity and challenges, visit www.pire.org/ceosearch for additional information and to upload the following documents:

  • a current curriculum vitae;
  • a one-page, single-spaced description of the professional experience you believe qualifies you for further consideration; and
  • a statement (no more than one page) of your approach to and philosophy of leadership.

YALE FACULTY POSITION IN ADDICTIONS TREATMENT DEVELOPMENT RESEARCH

Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, seeks psychiatrist or psychologist to participate in a multi-disciplinary faculty level research training program in treatment development for addictions. Position is supported by NIDA K12 training grant with protected research time and funds for research. For more information, see https://medicine.yale.edu/psychiatry/education/clinician/scientist.aspx.

This position carries an academic appointment with the anticipated rank of Associate Research Scientist or Assistant Professor. This 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.

A strong background in addiction, pain research, experimental research, neuroimmunology, developmental research, opioid research, treatment development research (transcranial stimulation, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy or other approaches) and clinical training preferred.

Required qualifications include: M.D. or Ph.D. degree, completion of specialty training, commitment to a career in drug addiction research and U.S. Citizenship or non-citizen national.

Please apply to this position through Interfolio using this link: apply.interfolio.com/59365. Please provide a curriculum vitae and a one-page research and training proposal. Review of applications will begin immediately with a closing date for receipt of materials by March 15, 2019. The Anticipated start date will be July 1 or September 1, 2019, with some flexibility. The term of appointment is anticipated to be for three years with the possibility for competitive annual renewal for up to a maximum of five years of support. For further information contact: Marc Potenza, M.D., Ph.D., telephone 203-737-3553, marc.potenza@yale.edu.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.


https://chhs.sdsu.edu/irsu/

Joint Doctoral Program Now Recuiting Prospective Students

The PhD degree in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance (IRSU) is awarded jointly by UC San Diego and San Diego State University:

This is an addiction research program designed to train researchers using cutting-edge, investigational data analytics and methodologies to reduce the national and global burden of substance use and misuse.

Program Co-Directors Dr. Maria Zúñiga (SDSU) and Dr. Stephanie Strathdee (USCSD) and Associate Director Dr. Dan Web (UCSD)The curriculum was designed to prepare the next generation of leaders in substance use research with the knowledge and skills to advance evidence-based and applied substance use interventions, programs and policies. The program has a decidedly global health flavor that focuses research on the inter-connectivity of psychological, pharmacological and environmental factors related to substance use. The interdisciplinary aspect of the program provides the opportunity for students in various backgrounds including psychology, social sciences and criminal justice to streamline their focus on addiction and substance use research.

Our program provides advanced education and training specific to the interdisciplinary field of substance use.”

National and global research and policy needs amidst climate of ongoing concern over the impact of substance use disorders and addiction will afford JDP IRSU Program graduates with ongoing job opportunities to offer a highly needed specialization in substance use research.

The program builds on mutual and complementary strengths of faculty in both institutions and will be the most productive doctoral programs in the nation associated with a School of Social Work.

Funding

Each year, in the Fall semester, four students will be admitted with funding (tuition and a $20,000 yearly teaching/research stipend) for up to 4 years.


Intent to recruit and hire for Health Scientist Administrator (GS 13/14) in the Epidemiology Research Branch (ERB) within the Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR) at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Division of Epidemiology, Services, and Prevention Research (DESPR) is currently recruiting for a Health Scientist Administrator (HSA) in the Epidemiology Research Branch. The incumbent in this position will provide leadership and direction for a research program of national and international scope, and will perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities relating to the administration of a large grant portfolio involving epidemiologic studies, especially in the areas of nicotine/tobacco, HIV and HCV, and health disparities research. The HSA will assist in the administration of the FDA-funded Population Assessment of Tobacco and Health (PATH) Study contract, including serving as the alternate Contracting Officer Representative (alt-COR) for the contract and representing NIDA on PATH Study working groups.

Responsibilities include:

  • administering a large research grants program in epidemiology with some focus on nicotine/tobacco research among other programmatic priority areas to be determined;
  • acquiring and maintaining a Level III COR certification and serving as the alt-COR on the PATH Study contracts;
  • analyzing PATH Study data and writing papers relevant to NIDA’s mission;
  • providing advice in program planning, solicitation, and evaluation to perform day-to-day administrative functions related to research grants and interagency agreements supporting research projects;
  • evaluating the availability and level of resources that can be applied to program area needs;
  • stimulating interest in projects and special activities through communication with the scientific community;
  • managing extramural research and research training programs, and identifying research areas warranting either increased or decreased funding emphasis;
  • developing requests for applications (RFAs) and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) designed to elicit research grant and contract proposals from the scientific community;
  • providing technical assistance to applicants and grantees;
  • conducting site visits to applicant and grantee institutions to determine the adequacy of research and training facilities;
  • serving as spokesperson for agency programs to the scientific community, the Congress, and other Federal agencies.

 

Candidate Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and/or background in epidemiologic research and nicotine/tobacco research is beneficial as the incumbent will be responsible for this evolving portfolio.
  • The ideal candidate will possess a MD, PhD, or doctoral equivalent in social or clinical science (e.g., Epidemiology, Psychology, Psychiatry, Health Policy, Social Work, Sociology, Anthropology) and demonstrate successful experience in research or research management. Candidates must be US citizens.
  • Salaries are competitive and commensurate with experience; excellent benefits are offered. All applicants will receive consideration without regard to ethnicity, gender, national origin, age, religion, disability, or sexual orientation. The position will be posted at the GS-13/14 federal government salary grade, with an annual salary range of $96,970 to $148,967. Physicians may also be eligible for an additional comparability allowance.

Interested?

NIH will be accepting applications for Health Scientist Administrator positions though a global vacancy announcement, meaning it will not be a targeted announcement specific to this position, to be posted from January 22, 2019 through January 31, 2019.  Additional information can also be found on the NIH Jobs page: https://jobs.nih.gov/globalrecruitment/. Please note that (a) you can create saved searches to alert you to when job announcements become available on the USA Jobs website (https://www.usajobs.gov/) and (b) there will be two announcements–one for applicants who are currently federal employees and one for those who are NOT currently federal employees. Anyone interested in either position should contact Dr. Marsha Lopez, DESPR (marsha.lopez@nih.gov).


 

Dear colleagues,

We are accepting applications for the NIDA-funded 2019 Drug Abuse Research Training (DART) Program Summer Fellowship at MUSC in Charleston, SC. Accepted students will receive individual mentorship on a research project and work full-time in a lab. Students can also expect experience collecting data, running analyses, training at weekly didactic seminars, scientific writing, and presenting their work at the annual Summer Research Day.  Students are awarded a $4000 stipend.

 

Applications are due February 1, 2019. Candidates can apply online at www.musc.edu/dart. For additional questions, please contact DART@musc.edu.

“A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Interdepartmental Graduate Program at the University of Utah to investigate the acute and long-term impact of psychostimulants on neurochemistry and behavior.

Requirements:
•  Recent Ph.D. with a relevant background either in pharmacology, neuroscience, psychology, or physiology.
•  Successful track record of publishing

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, laboratory experience and National Institutes of Health guidelines.

To Apply:
Please send application materials including a CV, a brief summary of career objectives and a list of three professional references to:
Annette E. Fleckenstein, Ph.D.
Email: fleckenstein@hsc.utah.edu

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: employment@utah.edu or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo@umail.utah.edu.

 



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Subject: Faculty Position Opening at Illinois Institute of Technology

Illinois Institute of Technology (Illinois Tech) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in either Industrial and Organizational Psychology or Clinical Psychology, to begin August, 2019. The I-O specialization requires a PhD in I-O psychology, quantitative psychology, measurement or a related field, while the clinical specialization requires a Ph.D. from an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical psychology program. Faculty activities include establishing an independent research program, research mentoring, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels. We are seeking applicants with a strong record of research productivity. In addition to contributing to the I-O or Clinical programs, we especially encourage applicants whose work fits the broader mission of the department and University, including candidates who specialize in an area of scholarship that leverages technology or has implications for technology, or who have an interest in developing relationships with underserved and low SES communities in the Chicago area.

I-O Psychology Program: The I-O Program at Illinois Tech is dedicated to a scientist-practitioner model with a balance of research and practice. Current areas of I-O program strength include methodology, selection, training, leadership, occupational health psychology, humanitarian work psychology, diversity and cross-cultural research. An ideal candidate will complement and strengthen the current areas of expertise in the program, with preference for research and teaching interests in methodology, big data and analytics, or group dynamics and technology.

Clinical Psychology Program: The APA-accredited Clinical Psychology Program at Illinois Tech is dedicated to a scientist-practitioner model, with a balance of research and practice and a cognitive-behavioral focus. We are seeking applicants with a strong record of research productivity and the potential to secure external funding. The research emphasis is open, but we are particularly interested in the areas of neuropsychology,addiction science, trauma, mood disorders, aging, and health psychology.

 

The Department of Psychology has three scientist-practitioner graduate programs, in Clinical Psychology, I-O Psychology, and Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, as well as a growing undergraduate program. Faculty and students work in a collaborative atmosphere both within and between programs. Many faculty collaborate with the Center for Research and Service, an on-site consulting center that supports training, funding, and research efforts of students and faculty and draws on our close affiliations with organizations in the city and suburbs. More information on the I-O and Clinical programs and the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.iit.edu/psych/. Illinois Institute of Technology is located in the vibrant city of Chicago with wide range of opportunities for research and consulting.

The Department of Psychology is committed to promoting a climate that enhances diversity and inclusion, and also to achieving diversity in its faculty. We are particularly interested in applications from qualified applicants who could contribute to the diversity of our department.

A letter of interest (including statements regarding research and teaching), curriculum vitae, selected publications, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to iitpsych_search-group@iit.edu (or alternatively I-O/Clinical Search Committee, 3424 South State Street, Tech Central Room 201, Chicago, IL 60616). For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Frank Lane lane@iit.edu or 312-567-8862. Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Illinois Institute of Technology is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA employer committed to enhancing equity, inclusion and diversity within its community. It actively seeks applications from all individuals regardless of race, color, sex, marital status, religion, creed, national origin, disability, age, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity and expression. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment.

 

 

 

Adam Leventhal, Ph.D.

Director, USC Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory

Professor of Preventive Medicine and Psychology

USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

2250 Alcazar St., CSC 271

Los Angeles, CA 90033
Phone: 323-442-8222

Fax: 323-442-2359

heal.usc.edu


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Colleagues – Please forward this to any young investigator who might be interested (my apologies for any cross postings)

 

The Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory at Davidson College invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Psychology. The successful applicant will join an NIH-funded laboratory examining behavioral and pharmacological factors contributing to substance abuse using animal models (e.g., drug discrimination, drug self-administration). Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent degree in pharmacology, neuroscience, or psychology, and experience with animal models of behavior. Ideal candidates will have a background in the experimental analysis of behavior with basic expertise in neuroscience and pharmacology. The person accepting this position will play a strong role in overseeing two large NIH-funded projects, and typical activities will include (but will not be limited to), collecting data, writing manuscripts, presenting data at scientific conferences, and preparing extramural grants. Teaching may be an option for those with interest, but it is not a requirement of the position. Because the individual will be working with a diverse research team that includes undergraduate students, candidates with experience with undergraduate populations through teaching or supervising research projects will be especially desirable. Interested candidates should send their current CV and arrange to have three letters of reference sent electronically to Mark Smith at masmith@davidson.edu. Inquires may be made to Mark Smith at the same address. Davidson College is a highly selective, nationally recognized, Liberal Arts College located 20 minutes north of Charlotte, North Carolina. We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from diverse populations.

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Mark Smith, PhD

Department of Psychology

Program in Neuroscience

Davidson College

Davidson, NC 2803

704-894-2470


 

We’re writing again to remind you of the program application. The application is due January 23, so check out the online application today.

Apply Now for Research Training at UCSF

We are now accepting applications for the Training Program for Scientists Conducting Research to Reduce HIV/STI Health Disparities (also known as the Visiting Professor Program) at the University of California, San Francisco. This year we are particularly interested in scholars who are working at the intersection of substance use and HIV.

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 8:00 am Pacific Time. The application is available on our website.

Visit our website

The CAPS Visiting Professor Program

This program is designed to assist investigators interested in conducting HIV-related research with ethnic minority communities to strengthen the investigators’ programs of research and obtain NIH funding. Scientists in the program have access to the expertise of a team of mentors who are successful at conducting NIH-funded research in minority communities. Program participants will:

  • Spend 6 weeks in San Francisco for 3 consecutive summers.
  • Receive a monthly stipend for living expenses and round-trip airfare to San Francisco.
  • Receive $20,000 to conduct a pilot study that will serve as preliminary data for a larger NIH application.
  • Get mentoring from our experienced investigators.

Since 1997, the program has provided training, mentoring, and technical assistance to 73 Visiting Professors from universities in the continental US and Puerto Rico. To date, program participants have received over $200 million in grant funding, including 57 multi-year awards from NIH, 35 R01 awards, and 25 awards from CDC, HRSA, or SAMHSA. Program participants have also made a scientific impact, generating over 1,400 articles.

We hope to hear from you.

Please forward this message to anyone who may be interested in applying, as well as groups that you are active with. For more information about the program, feel free to contact our Program Coordinator, Dale Danley, via email (dale.danley@ucsf.edu) or telephone (415) 476-6256.

Sincerely,

Program co-directors:

Marguerita Lightfoot, PhD, Professor
Tor Neilands, PhD, Professor


Hello,

We are happy to announce we are hiring for Director of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at the University of Washington in Seattle.

This is a great opportunity to lead a highly successful and impactful institute.

Our mission is to “to advance research, policy, and practice in order to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities affected by alcohol and drug use and use disorder.”

https://adai.washington.edu/

To apply

Go to  https://hr.uw.edu/jobs/

Select “Find a job”

Enter this  Req # 162155

See the position description

At bottom of page “Apply for this job”

ADAI Vision: We believe that harms related to substance use are preventable and treatable, and that research plays a vital role in developing real-world solutions.  ADAI serves as a critical stimulus to develop new research and intervention strategies coupled with information dissemination and policy development to reduce harm to individuals, families, and communities.

The ADAI Director reports to the Executive Director, Health Science Administration (HSA), for administrative oversight.  Matters related to the scientific, health, information, and policy missions are managed and promoted by the Director with support from HSA.  The University of Washington provides an extraordinary environment for discovery, teaching, and service.  The University is recognized as one of the largest, most successful public universities in the world and a wide variety of partnerships are either existing or available to the Director to further the ADAI mission.

While ADAI is not an academic unit, opportunities exist for the Director to pursue joint academic appointment with an academic department depending on interest and alignment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Provide scientific, policy, information dissemination and practice leadership of ADAI
• Has their own active portfolio of relevant research/evaluation/policy analysis and external grant support
• Facilitate and support ADAI  researchers to acquire and manage external grants and contracts
• Provide mentoring, support, and supervision for the further development of ADAI researchers
• Along with assigned staff, provide general oversight for the ADAI Small Grants Program
• Develop and maintain collaborative working relationships/partnerships with local, State, tribal, regional, and national organizations and agencies whose work is related to the mission of ADAI
• Facilitate and support involvement of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in ADAI activities
• Responsible for oversight of ADAI administration, personnel and financial operations
• With administrative staff, Prepare and oversee ADAI’s annual and biennial operating budgets
• Oversee ADAI strategic planning efforts
• Attend quarterly Health Sciences Administration (HSA) Directors’ meetings and assure that ADAI and its operation are consistent with HSA policy and procedures
• Represent ADAI within University administrative committees and task forces as requested
• Serve as a reviewer of substance-related Washington State legislation that may affect the University’s operations or finances for the Office of Budget and Planning

REQUIREMENTS: 
• Ph.D., M.D., DrPH (or comparable terminal degree) in a field relevant to substance use / addiction
• Strong record of research productivity and/or policy and practice impacts in relevant areas of substance use/ addictions research, as reflected by:
o Record of peer-reviewed publications and national professional presentations
o Record of successful external funding
o Plans to maintain an actively funded program of research, evaluation, policy analysis, or evidence based practice dissemination
• Extensive demonstrated experience working with diverse stakeholders to advance the scientific understanding of addiction in order to impact policy and practice.

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRED EXPERIENCE
• Demonstrated skills in program management, particularly in areas related to substance use/addictions research/policy/practice activities
• Experience in recruiting, mentoring, and developing junior research scientists
• Although ADAI is not an academic unit, experience in teaching, training, and mentoring graduate students and/or postdoctoral fellows
• Recognition in the field of substance use/addictions research/policy/practice as demonstrated by involvement in professional organizations, editorial board memberships, review or advisory panel memberships
• Evidence of collaboration with other researchers, institutions, or organizations involved in substance use/addictions research/policy/practice at a state, regional or national level

As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs.  For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.

Application Process:
The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your “My Jobs” page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

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Thank you for sharing this announcement,

Caleb

Caleb Banta-Green PhD MPH MSW

Interim Director & Principal Research Scientist- Alcohol & Drug Abuse Institute

Affiliate Associate Professor- School of Public Health

Affiliate Faculty- Harborview Injury Prevention & Research Center

University of Washington


Tenure-Track Assistant Professor – Community Health Sciences (Job ID #102917)

School of Public Health
University of Illinois at Chicago

The Division of Community Health Sciences (CHS) in the UIC School of Public Health is an
inter-disciplinary group of educators, researchers, practitioners, students and staff dedicated to
promoting health equity as a social justice imperative. We focus on the role of fundamental
biopsychosocial determinants of health across populations and through the life course. Our
applied focus involves translational research and leads to broad-based dissemination of
innovative public health interventions from local to global. CHS focuses on training community
health scientists at the MPH and PhD levels.
CHS invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position with a focus on
substance use and misuse including opioid addiction and its intersection with mental health.
Responsibilities include developing an externally funded research agenda with a focus on
community and population-based approaches (prevention, policy, community-level
interventions) to the critical issues of substance misuse/opioid addiction and where applicable,
the intersection of these issues with mental health, teaching graduate level courses, advising
master&#39;s and doctoral students, and contributing to the service mission of the division and the
school. Anticipated starting date is Fall 2019.
Minimum Qualifications:
 A doctoral degree earned prior to the hiring date in community or population health (in
one or more areas across the life course), social/behavioral sciences, health promotion,
domestic or global public health, or closely related field.
 Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential in the areas of substance misuse and
related issues including mental health with a focus on community and population based
approaches to address these issues.
 Enthusiasm and strong potential for teaching/mentoring graduate students.

Preference will be given to candidates with an MPH from a CEPH-accredited program or school
of public health, potential for obtaining independent external research funding, and willingness
to contribute to the growth and success of CHS through service.
To apply, please provide a cover letter, CV, research papers, and three letters of
recommendation as directed through jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=102917.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Review of applications will begin in
December and will be ongoing until the position is filled.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and

individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks in compliance with the Fair Credit
Reporting Act on all job candidates upon acceptance of contingent offer of employment.


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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

For a summary of these opportunities –  Click Here


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/

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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