Yale Postdoctoral Fellowships

Yale School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Division of Substance Abuse


Postdoctoral Fellowships


The Department of Psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine invites applications for 2-year postdoctoral associate positions focused on research in the areas of tobacco use prevention, cessation, and regulation. We have three available positions with start dates ranging from now until the positions are filled.

The postdoctoral associates could participate in projects focused on the 1) development and evaluation of e-cigarette cessation interventions in adolescent populations in collaboration with the Tobacco Research in Youth (TRY) Group, and 2) the conduct of tobacco regulatory research in adolescent and adult populations within the Yale Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). Within the TCORS, postdoctoral associates will have access to training on tobacco regulatory science and the opportunity to participate in a programmatic line of research aimed at investigating how flavors, sweeteners, and other constituents, as well as social media content, impact use behaviors and the appeal and addictive potential, of e-cigarettes and other tobacco products.

Competitive candidates should have: 1) a PhD in clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, or a doctoral degree in public health, family studies, social work, or social welfare; 2) a strong research background; 3) interest in pursuing an academic career; 4) interest and/or background in tobacco regulatory science or tobacco prevention and cessation among youth and young adults. Strong data analytical skills would be appreciated but not required.

All postdoctoral associates will participate in core seminars on research and data analytic methods, grant development, and professional development as well as in seminars and colloquia that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance abuse prevention and tobacco regulatory science. Post-doctoral associates will have an opportunity to conduct independent research under the mentorship of Drs. Suchitra Krishnan-Sarin and Grace Kong.

To apply: Applicants should email a CV, a statement of interests that outlines their qualifications, research interests, and future goals, and three letters of recommendation to Dr. Grace Kong: Grace.Kong@yale.edu.  Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities and protected veterans.