Fellowship Opportunities

Postdoctoral Alcohol Research Fellowship in Neurocognitive Effects of Alcohol and Other Substance Use/Abuse at the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center

UMARC invites applications from PhDs and MDs for its NIAAA funded post-doctoral research training program. The Center has a focused interest in recruiting a fellow with interests in the comorbidity of alcohol and smoking with a specialized focus on neurocognitive effects. The successful candidate will be involved in cognitive testing and functional MRI in longitudinal studies of children, adolescents and adults at risk for alcohol and other drug involvement. We are seeking fellows with previous research experience in MR imaging who are interested in a multidisciplinary approach to the study of these comorbidities and neurocognitive risk. This position is primarily mentored by Jennifer M Glass, PhD, with additional mentoring and collaboration opportunities with other faculty, including Mary M Heitzeg, PhD (neuroimaging - fMRI), Jon- Kar Zubieta, MD, PhD (Neuroimaging – fMRI, PET), and Robert A. Zucker, PhD (developmental psychopathology). UMARC is the research arm of the Substance Abuse Section within the Department of Psychiatry, and it currently houses 23 projects addressing issues pertaining to the etiology, course, clinical manifestations, and treatment of alcoholism, alcohol problems, and other substance use disorders. The University provides an unusually strong methodological infrastructure for trainees, and a research environment that is rich in interdisciplinary collaborations, including faculty from the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, Statistics, Human Genetics, Pharmacology, Emergency Medicine, the Institute for Social Research, and a number of other university-wide Centers and institutes.

UMARC's activities are focused in six areas:

I. Developmental Psychopathology and Genetics
II. Neuroimaging and Neurophysiological Research
III. Treatment Research
IV. Health Services Research
V. Prevention and Early Intervention
VI. Research on Sleep and Sleep Problems as Related to Substance Use Disorder

Fellowships offer the opportunity to develop an integrated research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic/research career. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents with a PhD or MD degree. Appointments typically are for two years of training although a third year appointment is sometimes available. Salaries are commensurate with prior postdoctoral experience and NRSA regulations. Applications will be considered as received. Preliminary inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Glass by e-mail. The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. For the formal application, send a CV, three letters of reference, reprints, and a detailed cover letter describing your research interests, potential project foci for the fellowship period, and longer term career goals to:

Kristi R. Jenkins, PhD
Training Program Administrator, University of Michigan
Addiction Research Center
Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5740