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Postdoctoral Positions Available

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Prevention Science

The Prevention Research Center, PIRE, in collaboration with the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, is seeking applicants for three two-year post-doctoral fellowships funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. The fellowships provide training in prevention research with an emphasis on health and social problems related to alcohol use and abuse. Individuals from all social and behavioral science disciplines are encouraged to apply. Fellowships begin July 1 through August 31, 2013. Applicants must have completed their doctorate prior to beginning the fellowship. Application materials should be submitted by April 15, 2013. See http://www.prev.org/preventiontraining/ for additional information and application instructions. Contact Cheryl Sieczkowski, Program Administrator, at prcpostdoc@prev.org with questions. PIRE and the University of California are Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. NIH policy requires applicants to be US citizens or have permanent US residency.

Postdoctoral Scholars

One- to two-year NIH/NIDA-funded positions for postdoctoral scholars in drug abuse treatment and services research are available in a multi-disciplinary environment at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. Scholars work with a preceptor to design and implement studies on the treatment of drug dependence as well as select a specific area of focus for independent research. Director James Sorensen and Co-Directors Steven Batki, Kevin Delucchi, Joseph Guydish, Sharon Hall, Carmen Masson, and Constance Weisner are all involved with either the NIDA Clinical Trials Network or Treatment Research Center. Training of psychiatrists, women, and minorities for academic research careers is a priority. Send CV, research statement, samples of work, and two letters of recommendation to: Barbara Paschke, 2727 Mariposa St., STE 100, San Francisco, CA  94110; (415) 437-3032; barbara.paschke@ucsf.edu. Additional information including faculty research interests is available at http://addiction.ucsf.edu/education/postdoctoral-training.

Research Institute on Addictions

The University at Buffalo Research Institute on Addictions (RIA) anticipates multiple openings for NIAAA-funded T32 postdoctoral fellows in alcohol etiology and treatment. Fellows develop and pursue research interests under the supervision of faculty preceptors. Seminars on alcohol use disorders, grant writing, and professional issues and career development are included. Start dates in Summer and Fall, 2013, are negotiable. Visit the RIA website at http://www.ria.buffalo.edu. Inquiries can be made to either Kenneth E. Leonard (leonard@ria.buffalo.edu) or R. Lorraine Collins (lcollins@buffalo.edu), Co-Training Directors. Applicants should forward a vita, representative reprints, letters of reference, and a cover letter describing research interests and training goals to: Alcohol Research Postdoctoral Training Committee, Attn: K. E. Leonard and R. L. Collins, Research Institute on Addictions, 1021 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Applications from minority candidates are particularly welcome. Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. AA/EOE

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Post-doctoral fellowship, Yale Translational Center to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence (Yale SCOR); Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

Update:  We are now seeking individuals with interest or experience in neuroimaging (PET, functional MR) and/or preclinical nicotine studies.

The Yale Translational Center to Develop Gender-Sensitive Treatment for Tobacco Dependence (Yale SCOR) in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine invites applications for postdoctoral fellowships.

The Yale-SCOR (http://psychiatry.yale.edu/scor/index.aspx) funded by the Office of Research on Women’s Health and the National Institute of Drug Abuse, brings together leading basic and clinical science experts to establish a program of research aimed at identifying novel therapeutics to address the critical health disparity faced by female smokers.

The fellow will have the opportunity to work in a rich interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research environment and be supervised by leading researchers with expertise in pre-clinical, human laboratory, and clinical treatment research methodology; addictions with an emphasis on nicotine dependence; gender-based research; molecular biology; neuroimaging; behavioral pharmacology, and stress reactivity. Postdoctoral fellows will participate in a diverse training program including both didactic seminars (e.g., grant and scientific writing skills, career development, and biostatistics) and individualized mentoring to build personalized programs of research. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to, and develop research expertise through, the pursuit of defined research projects relevant sex/gender differences in tobacco. The position will be supported through an NIH training mechanism.

Applicants must have completed an MD or Ph.D. or equivalent degree in psychology, public health, pharmacology, neuroscience, or a related discipline. An interest in and experience with nicotine dependence and/or gender-based research is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance.

Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three references to: Dr. Sherry McKee; Director, Yale-SCOR; Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine; 2 Church St. South, Suite 109; New Haven, CT 06519 or sherry.mckee@yale.edu.

US Citizenship or Permanent Residency is required and successful applicants will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

Yale University School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Brown University Postdoctoral Fellowships, Center For Alcohol & Addiction Studies

The Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies is recruiting for two T32 training programs, funded by NIAAA and NIDA, providing research training on alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, dependence, early intervention, and treatment. CAAS research includes laboratory studies of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use; behavioral and pharmacologic intervention; studies of intervention mechanisms (using electronic diaries, cue reactivity, behavioral economics, genetic markers, and fMRI), and alcohol/HIV research. Training includes structured didactic seminars, supervised research experience, and an intensive mentored grant writing process.

Applications due: February 8, 2013 and reviews will continue until positions are filled.
Starting dates: vary from July-September 2013.
Application/program details at: http://www.caas.brown.edu/Content/training.
Must hold doctoral degree by start of fellowship and be a U.S. citizen/permanent resident.

The Alpert Medical School of Brown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively solicits applications from women and minorities.

NIH/NIDA-Funded Postdoctoral Scholars

One- to two-year NIH/NIDA-funded positions for postdoctoral scholars in drug abuse treatment and services research are available in a multi-disciplinary environment at the Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco. Scholars work with a preceptor to design and implement studies on the treatment of drug dependence as well as select a specific area of focus for independent research. Director James Sorensen and Co-Directors Steven Batki, Kevin Delucchi, Joseph Guydish, Sharon Hall, Carmen Masson, and Constance Weisner are all involved with either the NIDA Clinical Trials Network or Treatment Research Center. Training of psychiatrists, women, and minorities for academic research careers is a priority. Send CV, research statement, samples of work, and two letters of recommendation to: Barbara Paschke, 2727 Mariposa St., STE 100, San Francisco, CA  94110; (415) 437-3032; barbara.paschke@ucsf.edu. Additional information including faculty research interests is available at http://addiction.ucsf.edu/education/postdoctoral-training.