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Environmental Factors in Drug Taking and Relapse

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, MD

Position Description:

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to study individual and environmental factors in drug taking and relapse. The workplace is in the Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics Research Branch of NIDA's  Intramural Research Program (IRP) located in Baltimore, Maryland.

The primary focus is on collecting real-time self-reports of exposure to drug cues and psychosocial stressors via Ecological Momentary Assessment and digital devices to gain a better understanding of drug use and long-term recovery. There will be opportunities to develop independent research projects as well as write manuscripts using existing data. Candidates should be familiar with ‎writing protocols, managing day-to-day implementation of protocol procedures, ensuring quality data acquisition, analyzing multilevel repeated-measures data, and writing manuscripts.

Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in Psychology, Public Health/Epidemiology, or a closely related field, with 5 or fewer years of postdoctoral experience. Candidates should be familiar with ‎writing protocols, managing day-to-day implementation of protocol procedures, ensuring quality data acquisition, analyzing multilevel repeated-measures data, and writing manuscripts. The prospective candidate should also have knowledge and experience in substance-abuse research.  Proficiency with statistical-analysis software, especially SAS or R, is preferred.  Stipend will be commensurate with experience and previous accomplishments.

The fellowship is open to U.S. and foreign citizens.

To Apply:

Please send a CV, statement of research interests, 3 representative publications or working papers, and three letters of recommendation to: Brenda L. Curtis, Ph.D., NIH/NIDA/IRP, 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA. Email: Brenda.Curtis@nih.gov.   Applications are open until position is filled.

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