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Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship in Traumatic Stress and Addictions

Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship in Traumatic Stress and Addictions Center of Alcohol &Substance Use Studies (CAS) and the Graduate School of Applied and Professional Psychology (GSAPP), Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Position Description:
This is a two-year endowed post-doctoral clinical research fellowship available to psychologists, and other social scientists interested in developing their professional trajectory towards translational research on interventions and treatments for traumatic stress and addictions. Trainees are expected to conduct research in areas that could range from:

  • applying human experimental medicine approaches to develop or modify behavioral interventions;
  • identifying biomarkers predicting individual differences leading to treatment matching;
  • conducting systematic reviews, meta-analyses or secondary, integrative data analyses of clinical trials seeking to identify mechanisms or moderators of change;
  • developing or modifying interventions or combination behavioral therapies to treatment traumatic stress and addictions;
  • testing technology or mobile health applications of evidence based treatments;
  • studying implementation and dissemination of evidence based treatments in the community.

The training program is designed to impart the skills necessary for submitting competitive career development (LRP and K) awards. The emphasis on translational clinical research will require competitive applicants to demonstrate an interest in mentorship from an interdisciplinary team of scientists who will help build knowledge in a number of relevant domains including (but not limited to) clinical trials, cognitive and affective neuroscience, and implementation science. Trainees will be mentored in core domains of translational research in addictions and trauma treatment including: (1) experimental medicine and clinical trials methods and design, (2) translational neuroscience relating to stress models in animals and humans (3) biostatistics, (4) research design, management, and ethics, (5) scientific writing and oral presentation, and (6) grant preparation. The training program is led by a group of internationally recognized researchers with strong records in addiction-focused clinical trials including psychological and psychopharmacological interventions, cardiac neuroscience, SCAN-based (social, cognitive and affective) neuroscience, neuroimaging, and prevention research.

To Apply:
Applicants should email a cover letter describing how their knowledge and experience are matched to this position, a CV, and three references to Stephanie Peeters, Senior Administrative Assistant, snsmith@smithers.rutgers.edu. Please compile the application materials into a single PDF document labeled with your last name, first initial. Please note: If your mentors prefer to submit their letters separately, please request that they indicate your name in their email. For additional information contact Denise Hien, Ph.D., ABPP at denise.hien@smithers.rutgers.edu.

PhD in clinical psychology or related field from an APA accredited program. A publication track record, experience in addiction and traumatic stress is required. Interest in statistical modeling is a plus.

Application deadline: June 1st, 2019
Start Date: July 2, 2019
Salary: $49,000 with benefits