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Employer: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Located in: Little Rock, Arkansas
Degree Required: PhD
NIDA T32 Training Program Announcement of Postdoctoral Training Position
Translational Training in Addiction Research Program
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Postdoctoral Training Fellowships are available to qualified individuals seeking career development in
an interdisciplinary, integrated, diverse, and dynamic training program supporting the full spectrum of
T0-T4 training opportunities in translational drug addiction research. The UAMS training program spans
five academic Departments and two Institutes across three Schools (Medicine, Pharmacy, and Public
Health) to offer individualized and interprofessional training paths to post-training placements in diverse
workforce settings. Fourteen senior and two training mentors, with four supporting faculty, afford
clinical translational-focused career development paths for basic, behavioral, epidemiological and
clinical researchers pursuing academic, government, and community career outcomes related to the
prevention and treatment of drug use disorders including tobacco and nicotine. The breadth of training
opportunities span addiction medication development from molecular target identification to controlled
clinical trial methodology; animal models research from emerging drugs of abuse to antibody-based
therapies; human subjects research from multimodal brain imaging and big data to outcomes related to
peripartum drug misuse and incarcerated populations; population-based science, social media, and
mixed methods research on tobacco use; and health services research from comparative effectiveness
to implementation science approaches to reducing drug misuse.
Training in Tobacco and Nicotine Research. As part of the NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Fellowship
Program, The Center for the Study of Tobacco at the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health is seeking
a strong candidate who has an interest in strengthening skills in tobacco and nicotine research with a
focus on diverse, underserved, and vulnerable populations. Areas of particular interest also include
tobacco regulatory science and conducting research that informs policy at multiple levels. Interested
applicants should contact Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH for information about training opportunities in the
Center for the Study of Tobacco (COPHTobacco@uams.edu, 501-526-2294).
An innovative program of didactics, facilitated discussion groups, and mentored research supervision
provide strong individualized and core competency training in translational addiction research, and
professional development towards successful post-training occupational outcomes. The training
program provides a NIH-defined stipend congruent with years of prior postdoctoral training
(https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-17-003.html), training-related expenses,
health insurance, course tuition, and meeting travel support. The initial appointment is for one year
with re-appointment contingent upon trainee performance and career development need, and
availability of funding. We offer possible starting dates of May 2018 through October 2018.
Training program eligibility is limited to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Applicants should have
completed or are scheduled to complete their degree (PhD, MD, PharmD) requirements prior to the
starting date for available fellowship positions. Trainees are selected by the program Steering
Committee based on their academic records, commitment to careers in addiction prevention, strength of their letters of reference, and fit to the translational research training goals of the program. Under-represented minority groups (racial/ethnic background, economic disadvantaged, or physical disabilities) are particularly encouraged to apply.
The NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program is led by
Program Director, Clint Kilts PhD (firstname.lastname@example.org). To apply, forward a statement of career interests,
curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to Pebbles Fagan, PhD, MPH (COPHTobacco@uams.edu).
Visit http://addictionT32.uamsonline.com/ for information about the UAMS NIDA T32 training program.
Posted on 07/09/2018
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