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Post Doctoral Training at the U-M Addiction Research Center

The Addiction Research Center (UMARC) invites applications from Ph.D.s and M.D.s for its NIAAA funded post-doctoral research training program. UMARC is the research arm of the Section on substance abuse within the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, and it currently houses 23 projects addressing issues pertaining to the etiology, course, and clinical manifestations of alcoholism and alcohol problems. The University of Michigan provides an unusually strong methodological infrastructure for trainees, and a research environment that is rich in interdisciplinary collaborations. An interdisciplinary faculty from the Departments of Psychiatry, Psychology, Statistics, Human Genetics, Pharmacology, Neurology, Emergency Medicine, the Institute for Social Research, and a number of other university-wide Centers and institutes provides a broad range of mentored research opportunities. 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; and VI. Research on Sleep and sleep Problems as Related to Substance Use Disorder.

Current projects are in all six areas. Mentoring faculty include Kristen L. Barry, Ph.D., Frederic C. Blow, Ph.D., Kirk J. Brower, M.D., Margit Burmeister, Ph.D., Stephen T. Chermack, Ph.D., Mary M. Heitzeg, Ph.D., Jeffrey C. Long, PhD., Susan A. Murphy, Phd., Elizabeth A. R. Robinson, Ph.D., John E. Schulenberg, Ph.D., Maureen A. Walton, M.P.H., Ph.D., James H. Woods, Ph.D., Joh-Kar Zubieta, Ph.D. and Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D. A larger group of other faculty affiliated with the Center compliment the program and are available for specialized work. Fellows in recent years have been drawn from a number of specialty areas: behavior genetics, sociology, cognitive, clinical, community, and developmental psychology, development psychopathology, behavioral pharmacology, addiction medicine, emergency medicine and neuroscience. Fellowships offer the opportunity to develop an integrated research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic/research career. In addition to the primary emphasis on research development, fellows participate in a broad menu of content relevant courses and workshops to develop their methodological expertise. Trainees also complete a web-based research responsibility training called PEERRS. Fellows attend quarterly UMARC Fellow meetings, monthly research seminars, a regular series of UM Substance Abuse Research Center (UMSARC) pro-seminars and interdisciplinary lectures, and Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

Fellows must be US citizens or permanent residents with a Ph.D. or M.D. 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 for appointments starting on or about June 1 or thereafter for the next academic year. Applications received prior to March 15th will receive priority. Send a CV, three letters of reference, and a detailed cover letter describing your research interests, potential project foci for the fellowship period, and longer term career goals to:

Administrator, Research Training in Substance Abuse
Substance Abuse Research Center
Rachel Upjohn Building
4250 Plymouth Road 48109-2700

In addition, midyear and other off-cycle vacancies are sometimes available.