The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) announces two new postdoctoral positions on our NIAAA Institutional Research Training grant. The goal of the grant is to prepare future NIH scientists to conduct research to (1) elucidate the processes of change in drinking behavior, (2) develop and test effective methods to effect change through self-change, treatment and indicated prevention, and (3) develop and test models to disseminate knowledge of effective interventions to diverse populations. Postdoctoral fellows work with one of the core training faculty: Barbara S. McCrady (PI and training program director), Eric Claus, Jon Houck, Theresa Moyers, Matthew Pearson, J. Scott Tonigan, Kamilla Venner, Katie Witkiewitz, or W. Gill Woodall.
In anticipation of renewal funding, we have three openings to support postdoctoral fellows in the 2015-2016 academic year. Applicants must meet the following criteria: (1) demonstrated interest in the alcohol field as evidenced by prior coursework, research, and/or clinical experience; (2) a record of research productivity as evidenced by research presentations and peer-reviewed publications; and (3) a commitment to a career in alcohol research. All fellows must be US citizens or permanent resident aliens.
As part of the training program, fellows must be engaged in full-time research training, participate in a weekly Addictions seminar, define a training plan and achieve specific competencies during each year, and limit outside employment. For continued support post-doctoral fellows will be expected to prepare and successfully submit an NIH grant application.
The training program provides a NIH-defined stipend (based on years since doctoral degree), tuition remission, support for professional travel up to $2000 per year, and support for training- and research-related expenses.
Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, 3 letters of recommendation, 1-page statement of interest, letter stating their qualifications for and interest in the training grant, and their graduate transcripts to Barbara McCrady. Applications will reviewed on a rolling basis. Submit all materials electronically to:
Barbara S. McCrady, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
Director, Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA)
University of New Mexico
2650 Yale Blvd. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
traininggrant.html for information about the training program