BINGHAMTON UNIVERSITY invites applications for a NIAAA-funded postdoctoral training program in Developmental Neuroadaptations in Alcohol and Addictions. This training program has a strong affiliation with the Developmental Exposure Alcohol Research Center (www.binghamton.edu/dearc), a NIAAA-funded P50 Center situated within the Behavioral Neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology.
In recognition of the fact that alcoholism and addictions have their origins in neurobehavioral development, our program focuses on training in the implementation of approaches that enable characterization of ontogenetic antecedents leading to alcohol- and drug-use disorders, as well as in strategies to mitigate these outcomes. Our program has a strong focus on pre-clinical research, though opportunities also exist for training in clinical psychology and/or interventions research. Through supervised research training in the laboratory of one or more Mentor-Eligible faculty members (Linda Spear, Terrence Deak, Lisa Savage, Brandon Gibb, J. David Jentsch, Yaoying Ma, Marvin Diaz, Nicole Cameron, David Werner or Nadine Mastroleo) and programmatic training in the responsible conduct of research, scientific writing and professional development, program fellows will receive comprehensive mentorship to aid their transition to an independent research career.
To receive full consideration, applications must submitted through Hirezon/Interview Exchange and be received by September 1, 2017, though applications will be reviewed until the positions are filled. The date of appointment is negotiable but must be before May 1, 2018. The intended duration of the appointment is for two years, assuming the appointee remains in good standing and meets program expectations.
Candidates are encouraged to engage one or more of the program faculty (see list above) before submitting an official application. Applicants should submit:
Questions regarding this training opportunity can be sent to the Program Director, Dr. Linda Spear (firstname.lastname@example.org), Training Director, Dr. J. David Jentsch (email@example.com) or Program Administrator, Amy MacDonald (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applicants should have a record of research productivity as evidenced by research presentations and peer-reviewed publications, as well as exhibit an ability to think critically and creatively and possess strong writing and communication skills.
Additionally, applicants must:
1) hold a Ph.D. degree in psychology, neuroscience, development or a related discipline
2) have a strong background in, and ongoing commitment to, alcohol or addictions research
3) intend to pursue a future career in fundamental or biomedical research and
4) possess US citizenship or Permanent Residency status.
Individuals with past appointments at any faculty level are not eligible for the program.