Postdoctoral Scholar - Psychiatry(#123)

University of Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh, PA

ID: 7150982 (Ref.No. pt100123)
Posted: May 28, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Developmental Alcohol Research Training (DART) Program (T32 AA007453) announces the availability of postdoctoral fellowships at the University of Pittsburgh. The DART Program approaches training in alcohol use and addiction research from a developmental perspective, focusing on gestation to adulthood. The DART training faculty are highly experienced and offer mentorship in areas of high priority to NIAAA such as the developmental stages of alcohol use and abuse, neurobiology, timing and consequences of alcohol use, racial and gender differences, and the effects of health inequities on the development of alcohol use and misuse. The training faculty have expertise in developmental, epidemiological, clinical, and neurobiological approaches, acute alcohol responses (lab and EMA), health inequities, and advanced quantitative methods.

Trainees have access to large, longitudinal cohorts that allow analyses across multiple developmental points and faculty with varied areas of expertise who routinely collaborate to create novel mentoring opportunities. Training involves active participation on research projects with one or more mentors, supplemented by courses in Addictive Behaviors, Developmental Psychopathology, Epidemiology, and Biostatistics. The Seminar on Addictions Research (SOAR) provides exposure to a wide range of experts in addictions research across departments at the University of Pittsburgh. In addition, the Career and Research Development Seminar (CARD) in the Department of Psychiatry provides grantsmanship training (including small group grant-writing feedback), professional competence training, and skills for academic career development.

The DART program faculty are committed to the mission of providing training in an environment that fosters diversity among its faculty and trainees, an inclusive environment that respects individual differences and perspectives, and research that seeks to understand and address health inequities experienced by under-represented and/or marginalized individuals. In this context, the DART T32 trains researchers to become independent investigators with the skills and tools for collaborative, multidisciplinary research in developmental studies of alcohol use and abuse in order to accomplish excellence and innovation in developmental alcoholism research.

Qualifications or Expectations:

  • Candidates must have a Ph.D. or M.D., excellent writing and analytical skills, and a demonstrated interest in alcohol-related research. The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident in accordance with NIH regulations; current NIH levels of stipend support can be found at

Opportunities Available:

  • Send curriculum vita, statement of research background and future interests (including potential mentors), and three reference letters to:

    Dr. Gale A. Richardson and Dr. Brooke Molina (Directors: DART Program)
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
    Department of Psychiatry
    3811 O’Hara Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15213
    E-mails: [email protected]; [email protected]
    Please cc Carol Walker Hundiak: [email protected]

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