Research and Job Opportunities

Research and Job Opportunities 2019-01-18T12:26:46+00:00

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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MST-EA NIMH & NIDA Interviewer Flyer, CT - 9.20.2018


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'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.


Wayne State Univ Neurosciences Addiction posting
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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/

Twitter: twitter.com/HARPatDuke


Postdoctoral Research Position in Alcohol

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

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

 Position: State Engagement Manager

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

Thanks!

-Alex Duncan


 Post-Doctoral Fellowship

** Available Immediately ***

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

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

For further inquiries, contact:

-Dr. Joshua A. Lile

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

jalile2@uky.edu

-Dr. Craig R. Rush

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

Crush2@email.uky.edu

Dr. William W. Stoops

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

William.stoops@uky.edu


 Faculty Position 2019

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


 Postdoctoral Position

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

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

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

Stephanie Sillivan, PhD

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

Stephanie.sillivan@temple.edu