October 10, 2015

Postdoctoral fellowship opportunity at the Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse and Addictions

The Center on Alcoholism, Substance Abuse, and Addictions (CASAA) announces one new postdoctoral position 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. The grant supports four predoctoral fellows in the Department of Psychology and three postdoctoral fellows who may come from any discipline relevant to the goals of the training program. Fellows work with one of the core training faculty: Barbara S. McCrady (PI and training program director), Eric Claus, Tim Condon, Jon Houck, Theresa Moyers, Matthew Pearson, J. Scott Tonigan, Kamilla Venner, Katie Witkiewitz, or W. Gill Woodall.

We have at least one opening to support a postdoctoral fellow. 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 be reviewed on a rolling basis, but preference will be given to applications received by January 15, 2016.  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

See http://casaa.unm.edu/traininggrant.html for information about the training program

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