Postdoctoral Training Opportunity at the University of Minnesota

November 2, 2016
Posted by AAIP News on 11/02/2016
NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Opportunity at the University of Minnesota  Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Psychiatric Conditions

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded Postdoctoral Training Program (T32) at the University of Minnesota is focused on the comorbidity of substance use disorder (SUD) and other psychiatric conditions. The program is a collaboration of the Department of Psychiatry (Medical School), Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences (Medical School) and the Department of Psychology—Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program (Graduate Studies). Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences is located on the Duluth campus of the Medical School, and the campus has a unique and long standing mission in American Indian and rural health. A distinct emphasis of the Postdoctoral Training Program traineeship housed at Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences is to diversify the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce through increased participation of talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from economically, socially, culturally, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. We are dedicated to training exceptional early career scientists from diverse backgrounds who seek to conduct rigorous transdisciplinary scientific inquiry across a broad range of possible emphases, research environments, methods, and areas of focus. The postdoctoral fellows based on the Duluth campus will have opportunity to work with research mentors whose current funded NIH research includes CBPR projects with Indigenous communities exploring SUD comorbid with stress, mental health conditions, and diabetes (Melissa Walls) and with suicide risk (James Allen), along with current funded NIH research exploring comorbidity with stress and stress biomarkers, khat use and mental health conditions, and SUD comorbidity in global health settings (Mustafa al’Absi). Finally, the newly formed Rural and American Indian Health Equity Medical Discovery Team, a $12 million research initiative at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Duluth campus, is bringing new projects and new research infrastructure to the campus. Duluth campus based fellows also collaborate with other T32 fellows on the Twin Cities campus, where they can also participate in training opportunities with the other two collaborating departments. Candidates may contact James Allen ( ) for additional information on opportunities on the Duluth campus. Successful applicants will have doctoral degrees, (e.g. MD or PhD) and appropriate research experience in behavioral science, medicine, neuroscience, psychology or closely allied disciplines. Candidates should submit a letter of interest (no more than 1 page), CV, list of three references, and PDF’s of up to 3 relevant publications if available, as email attachments to all application committee members listed below:Matt Kushner PhD, (kushn001@umn.eduProfessor, Department of Psychiatry, John Grabowski PhD ( Professor, Department of Psychiatry (& Office of Faculty Affairs) Nancy Raymond MD (raymo002@umn.eduProfessor, Department of Psychiatry (& Powell Center for Women’s Health).