Postdoctoral Fellowship in Drug Abuse and HIV/AIDS Research
Durham , North Carolina , USA
Contact Christina S. Meade, PhD
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Duke University is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to join an interdisciplinary team of researchers who study neuropsychiatric aspects of HIV/AIDS, with a particular emphasis on substance abuse. The applicant will have the opportunity to be involved in several NIH-funded studies, including: (1) an experimental study that tests the effects of cocaine dependence and HIV infection on neurocognitive functioning using functional neuroimaging and neuropsychological testing; (2) observational research on sexual risk behavior among methamphetamine users in South Africa; and (3) secondary analyses that examine HIV risk behavior in substance abusers participating in clinical trials through the NIDA CTN. The position will include mentored training in patient-oriented research and grant writing, with opportunities to develop an individual program of research. Applicants with a particularly strong interest in HIV-related research may be considered for Duke’s T32 Interdisciplinary Research Training Program in AIDS.
The qualified applicant will have a PhD in psychology, cognitive neuroscience, or a related field with a strong background in research. Excellent writing skills and knowledge of statistical packages (e.g., SPSS) and analysis is required. Familiarity with fMRI data acquisition and analysis is a plus. The applicant will be expected to work with the research team on data analyses and preparation of manuscripts, with ample opportunities for first-author publications. Opportunities for clinical work in preparation for licensure in psychology are also available.
Salary is commensurate with NIH guidelines and applicant experience.
To apply, please submit a CV, a statement of interest and career objectives, and names of two references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
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