Professional Development Opportunities

Ph.D. PROGRAM OPPORTUNITIES

  Institute for Collaborative Biotechnologies at the University of California, Santa Barbara
We are an interdisciplinary research department. Our department's Professors/Principal Investigators actively seek applicants for three different open pools that we run throughout the year.  These are for temporary academic positions. We have a multifaceted research portfolio, spanning disciplines such as psychology and neuroscience, to biology, to marine science, to engineering and materials--and beyond.

Project Scientist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01131

Specialist (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01132

Professional Researcher (all levels) in interdisciplinary biotechnology research
https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01130

Full UCRecruit application and account initiation details here: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply

Our recruitments are open annually through October 31. Although these recruitments each have a "Last review date" for in the past, these dates are updated periodically; please do not let these internal dates dissuade applying!

Any questions can be sent to shayna.ingram@icb.ucsb.edu.

 
Joint Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Research on Substance Use

The program includes tuition waiver for candidates who meet the academic/experience requirements, and is the first of its kind. The focus of the Ph. D is on research, so its curriculum stands out as unique within the field.  See our flyer and visit our website.

Learning for Early Careers in Addiction and Diversity (LEAD) Program

The LEAD Program is an NIH-sponsored R25 training program that uses the NIDA CTN as a platform for providing research training to early-career investigators from underrepresented racial/ethnic minority groups conducting research in the substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and services field. See Announcement

VACANT POSITIONS
Postdoctoral Scholar—Interdisciplinary Project Departments of Psychological & Brain Sciences, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Statistics & Applied Probability

The Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Scholar for an NIH-funded interdisciplinary project.  Visit https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF01289 for more information and to apply.

Staff Scientist, ImuumoTechnology Section, Vaccine Research Center, NIAID, NIH

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Vaccine Research Center (VRC) is recruiting for a staff scientist in the ImmunoTechnology Section. NIAID is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), part of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). See Announcement.

Assistant or Associate Professor, The University of Texas at Austin, Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology

The Division of Pharmacology & Toxicology at The University of Texas at Austin College of Pharmacy invites applications for a full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position, with appointment as Assistant or Associate Professor, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.  See Announcement.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligibile Investigator:  Laboratory of Infectious Diseases
National Institutde of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institude of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Infectious Diseases (LID) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding individual to develop a vigorous independent program focused on human virology that includes viral pathogenesis, with a preference for work related to the development of vaccines or antivirals. See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Intramural Research Fellowship Position:  National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Prion Cell Biology Unit in the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases, part of the the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT.  See Announcement.

Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator
Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases, National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases, National Institutes of Health,
Department of Health and Human Serbices

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is recruiting a tenure-track/tenure-eligible investigator in the Laboratory of Parasitic Diseases (LPD) for the Division of Intramural Research (DIR).

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to develop a vigorous independent research program focused on parasitic infections. Applicants must have an M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a relevant field with a strong postdoctoral publication record demonstrating the potential for creative research. The ideal candidate will have expertise in parasite immunobiology, molecular biology, cell biology, and/or computational biology and will propose a program in basic and/or translational research on parasitic diseases of global importance.  See Announcement.

 
Postdoctoral Fellow: (Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Research)

Laboratory of Clinical Immunology and Microbiology (LCIM)
Division of Intramural Research (DIR)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)

The Translational Autoinflammatory Disease Section in LCIM is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on translational research projects linking suggestive disease-causing mutations to pathways that cause autoinflammatory diseases in children and to identify inflammatory pathways that can be targeted therapeutically. We attempt to understand the role of these mutations on the immune dysregulation in hematopoietic cells and on disease-specific organ dysfunction and damage.  See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Position in Psychology and Health at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Dr. Allecia Reid, in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of Massachusetts Amherst (https://www.umass.edu/pbs/people/allecia-reid), is seeking applications for a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Associate beginning in September 2018. 

POSITION DESCRIPTION. The position will focus on the roles of psychological and social factors in health and development of psychological interventions to improve health outcomes. Psychosocial factors and processes of interest may include cognitions, social networks, mimicry, and social norms. Studies will focus primarily on alcohol use as the health outcome of interest, but may also examine consumption of unhealthy foods and sexual risk behavior. Specific responsibilities may include designing, programming, and conducting research studies; analyzing experimental and longitudinal data; and contributing to manuscripts, conference presentations, and grant preparation. The fellow will have opportunities to publish from existing data sets, as well as to continue his or her program of research, facilitated by access to the department's participant pool and undergraduate research assistants. Postdoctoral Research Associates at the University of Massachusetts are unionized and receive standard salary and benefits commensurate with experience. Funding for conference travel will also be available. 

QUALIFICATIONS. Applicants must have a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in psychology or a related discipline by the time of appointment. Preference will be given to candidates who have experience with both experimental and correlational designs; strong quantitative skills (e.g., mediation analysis, structural equation modeling, multilevel and/or growth modeling); and expertise and experience in relevant research domains. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS. Application materials should include a cover letter; CV; a 2-3 page research statement; up to three representative publications; and the contact details of three referees. Review of applications will begin on July 16, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled. Application materials should be submitted by email to Dr. Allecia Reid (aereid@umass.edu).

Native Children's Research Exchange Scholars Program

Cohort 7 – 2018-2019

APPLICATIONS DUE Wednesday August 15th, 2018 – 5:00 PM MDT

The Native Children’s Research Exchange (NCRE; www.ncreconnect.org) brings together researchers studying child development from birth through emerging adulthood in Native communities. NCRE provides opportunities for the open exchange of information and ideas and for building collaborative relationships, supporting new investigators, and disseminating knowledge about Native children’s development. Supporting the career development of junior faculty and graduate students, particularly those who are American Indian, Alaska Native, or First Nations tribal community members, is central to NCRE’s mission. The NCRE Scholars Program (NIDA HHSN271201700715P) provides career development support to early career investigators and graduate students. It is designed for new scholars with interested in the development of Native children and adolescents and the impact of substance abuse. In the first six years of this program (2012-2018), NCRE Scholars included six cohorts of Scholars, including seven postdoctoral Scholars and six graduate students Scholars. This call for applications is for Cohort 7, which will launch in the fall of 2018. Both doctoral students and those who have recently completed doctoral degrees are eligible to apply.  See Announcment.

Post-Doctoral Position

A postdoctoral position in the neuroscience/behavior of alcohol addiction is available at the Indiana University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry with Dr. Brandon Oberlin.  The applicant will be motivated by an interest in the neural and behavioral economics of addiction, and should hold a Ph.D. in addiction neuroscience, psychology, psychiatry, or a related discipline.  The Oberlin lab seeks to elucidate mechanisms of addiction-related decision making, with special focus on inherited risk, addiction sub-phenotypes, behavioral classification, and treatment outcomes.  The applicant will be expected to develop a strong research project within these areas.  Passion about research in alcoholism/addiction behavior is crucial, with expertise in fMRI, matlab/SPM, Eprime, R, and behavioral paradigms especially desirable.  The IUSM, in collaboration with Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis, continues to be a world leader in alcohol research (e.g., http://www.medicine.iupui.edu/IARC/FACULTY), and Indianapolis is a vibrant and affordable city that is advancing health and life sciences (https://www.iupui.edu/city/index.html).  Salary will be competitive and based upon qualifications and experience.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To apply, please submit a curriculum vitae and contact information for three references to (boberlin@iupui.edu); Brandon Oberlin, Assistant Professor, IUSM Department of Psychiatry, 355 W 16th St. Ste 4800, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Voice: (317) 963-7215.  Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services.

NIDA T32 Post-Doctoral Position:  Training in Drug Abuse Research, Department of Pharmacology, UT Health San Antonio

UT Health San Antonio is seeking qualified applicants for a NIDA T32 Postdoctoral Training Program. Fellows receive interdisciplinary training across various laboratories and areas of expertise. Taking advantage of the diverse expertise of participating faculty mentors, this program provides interdisciplinary research training for highly motivated individuals to seek a broader training than is typically available in traditional postdoctoral experiences. Mentor expertise includes: Molecular Pharmacology, Electrophysiology, Neurochemistry, Biochemistry, Neuropharmacology,  Behavioral Pharmacology, Clinical Trials, and Human Laboratory Studies. Visit http://uthscsa.edu/ARTT/T32/Positions.asp for program benefits and additional information.  See Announcement

 
Tenure-Track/Tenure-Eligible Investigator, Laboratory of Bacteriology, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is seeking an outstanding scientist for a tenure-track/tenure-eligible position to conduct independent research on antibiotic resistance and/or with antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the Laboratory of Bacteriology (LB), located on NIAID’s Rocky Mountain Laboratories campus in Hamilton, Montana.   See Announcement

Senior Scientist, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services

The incumbent will direct scientific and technical activities involved in managing state-of-the-art vaccine development activities for the Vaccine Research Center, including supporting the process, analytical, and formulation development of experimental vaccines and therapeutic products for preclinical, Phase I to II, and test-of-concept-efficacy clinical trials to evaluate candidate vaccines and monoclonal antibodies targeting HIV, influenza, malaria, flaviviruses, filoviruses, alphaviruses, and other emerging infections.  See Announcement

Regulatory Data Specialist,Laboratory of Infectious Diseases, Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Division of Intramural Research (DIR) is composed of 15 laboratories, 1 independent section, and 3 branches engaged in scientific research programs that cover a wide range of biomedical disciplines related to immunology, allergy, and infectious diseases. See Announcement

Postdoctoral Intramural Research Fellowship Position

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Prion Cell Biology Unit within the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT. See Announcement

Chemical Hygiene Officer: Amherst College

Amherst College invites applications for the position of chemical hygiene officer. Amherst has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality, among other areas. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell Grant recipients; 45 percent of our studentsidentify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of the students are international students. See Announcement.

Postdoctoral Intramural Research Fellowship Position; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the Prion Cell Biology Unit within the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT. See Announcement.

Post-Doctoral Training in Promoting Equity in Cardiovascular Disease: University of Texas at Austin

The Steve Hicks School of Social Work and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin are recruiting four postdoctoral fellows. The goal of the postdoctoral training program is to increase diversity in behavioral, population, and implementation science research to promote health equity in cardiovascular disease. See Announcement

Postdoctoral Intramural Research Fellowship Position; National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

A postdoctoral fellowship position is available in the TSE/Prion Molecular Biology Section of the Laboratory of Persistent Viral Diseases in the Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, located at Rocky Mountain Laboratories (RML) in Hamilton, MT. See Announcement

Department of Physiology: LSU Health – New Orleans

The Department of Physiology in the School of Medicine at LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, LA seeks outstanding candidates with a PhD or equivalent degree for a tenure track faculty position at the assistant to full professor level. Special consideration will be given to candidates with significant extramural funding and research strengths in cardiovascular physiology or alcohol-related pathophysiology. Click here for more Info

 

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

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Successful NIH grant proposals

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National Health Council Database

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