January 21, 2014

Postdoctoral Training Opportunities in Alcohol and Addiction Research at the University of Missouri

Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alcohol and Addiction Research
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri

The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) anticipates openings for up to THREE POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS RESEARCH. Faculty preceptors include: Lynne Cooper (drinking motives, alcohol and sexual behavior, adolescent risk-taking, personality, diary and longitudinal methodologies), Ian Gizer (molecular genetics of drug and alcohol use disorders, comorbidity, relations between personality and addictive behavior), Tom Piasecki (tobacco dependence and withdrawal, hangover, ecological momentary assessment), Ken Sher (etiological processes in alcohol use disorders, comorbidity, alcohol and adult development, college student drinking), Wendy Slutske (behavioral genetics and epidemiology of alcohol use disorders and other addictive disorders, including disordered gambling), Tim Trull (ambulatory assessment, physiological monitoring, EMA, craving, personality disorder comorbidity), Phil Wood (alcohol use and cognitive development, alcohol use and schooling, quantitative methodology), Denis McCarthy (drinking and driving, behavioral pharmacogenetics of alcohol, alcohol expectancies), Bruce Bartholow (alcohol and social cognition, alcohol and executive control, individual differences in alcohol sensitivity, social neuroscience), Doug Steinley (application of statistical methods to improve diagnosis, understand the use of substances in social networks, and subtyping addictive behaviors), and Matt Martens (addictive behaviors, personal feedback-based interventions, protective behavioral strategies, health and sports psychology). Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty preceptors. One of the three positions will be internally funded and international candidates will be considered. The other two positions are funded through an NIH Institutional Training grant and only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered. These positions are for up to two years and start date is negotiable within the range noted below.

We will begin reviewing applicants after March 15, 2014 and the start date is negotiable. Send vita, up to 5 representative reprints, a cover letter describing your research interests and training goals, and 3 letters of reference to:

Addiction Research Training,
c/o Gail Raskin,
Dept. of Psychological Sciences,
200 S. 7th Street, University of Missouri,
Columbia, MO 65211,

Inquiries can be made to Ken Sher, 573-882-4279, Email: SherK@missouri.edu.

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran, or veteran of Vietnam era.

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