Career and Training Opportunities

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Career Positions

Assistant/Associate Professor in Clinical Addiction Science
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The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida (UF), College of Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Clinical Addiction Science. The position is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenured or tenured track faculty position, based on history of and/or potential for NIH or equivalent external funding.  The position is expected to address research and teaching needs. Clinical duties are not expected to be a component of the position.

The department is seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated potential for cutting-edge clinical research and a strong publication record in the area of addiction science. The applicant should possess experience in clinical addiction science and specific skills in the study of lifespan trajectories, psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and/or the application of large data sets to inform science, practice, and policy. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams and diverse populations. Addiction faculty in the department are engaged in UF and national collaborations that afford rich opportunities for career development. As a faculty member in the College of Medicine, the candidate will also contribute to its education mission by participating in graduate and/or medical education. Finally, the successful candidate must be willing to engage in service at the level of the department, college, and larger profession and demonstrate a strong commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Eligible applicants require a Ph.D., or equivalent degree, with postdoctoral experience (3-5 years) including work in clinical addiction science whether in psychology (cognitive, developmental, clinical), neuroscience, or a related field. Preference may be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in the analysis and application of large databases. Documented evidence of productivity based on publications in appropriate peer-reviewed journals and scientific presentations are requisite. Successful competition for and/or evidence of a high probability for conduct of an externally funded program of research is also required. Evidence of effective mentoring and collegial interactions with scientific and clinical colleagues will also be important considerations.

Post-Doctoral Research Associate (87187)
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The UF Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research associate to begin in 2022 (start date negotiable). Center-affiliated faculty are engaged in collaborative research projects on substance misuse; HIV, STI and sexual risk behaviors; physical inactivity; and unhealthy eating behaviors that offer exciting educational opportunities. The postdoctoral research associate will work closely with CBEHR Director Jalie Tucker and other Center faculty members with research programs variously funded by CDC, DOD, NIA, NIAAA, NCI, NIDA, NIMHD, NHLBI, and SAMSHA (CBEHR Faculty). Center investigators utilize a range of laboratory and field research methods including digital applications. The postdoctoral associate will gain skills and expertise to be successful as an independent investigator through participation in existing and planned research projects, manuscript preparation, grant development, seminars and related educational experiences, supervision of Center research assistants and staff, and other Center and professional service activities. This is a time-limited 12-month, non-tenure track position with an initial 2-year appointment, conditional on satisfactory performance. Compensation competitive with NIH postdoctoral fellowship stipend levels.

Doctoral degree (or earning the degree by the start date) in psychology, public health, or a related social or behavioral science and demonstrated interest in a research career and a record of research productivity. Interested candidates should submit their CV and a cover letter describing their research experience and interests to Dr. Jalie Tucker (

Research Coordinator Level III (518944) 
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Independently coordinates community-based human research protocols and related activities in the Department of Health Education and Behavior and Center for Behavioral Economic Health Research under minimal supervision. Serves as the lead staff position for the overall implementation and day-to-day conduct of community-based human research protocols investigating risky drinking and related health behaviors including recruitment and retention of participants, data collection, IRB and budget management, and coordination of the work of other research staff and students.

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and 3 years relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

T32 – Training Positions

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in HIV and Alcohol Research 

The Southern HIV and Alcohol Research Consortium (SHARC) seeks Postdoctoral Fellows interested in translational science research and training focused on reducing the impact of alcohol on HIV infection, behavioral and clinical interventions, and/or neurocognition and brain science.

Postdoctoral Fellows will develop an original research program under the guidance of a faculty mentor, participate in research seminars and training experiences, and engage in individual and group mentoring sessions with distinguished faculty mentors including Co-Directors Drs. Robert Cook, Robert Leeman, and Anna McDaniel together with faculty colleagues representing diverse disciplines across the university.

For more information about the SHARC T32 training program and to learn about application requirements, we invite you to email

Opportunities at Alumni Sites

Neuroscience Research opportunities at the University of North Texas Health Science Center
Apply at: Dr. Luis Colon-Perez (

Interested in finding the secrets of the brain! The Colon-Perez lab will be opening its doors in January 2022 at the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth, TX. We will be looking to hire motivated neuroscientists and interdisciplinary scientists at all levels (lab techs, graduate students, postdocs, and undergraduate volunteers). We specialize in employing the latest MRI neuroimaging techniques to find out how the brain works and how it is structured in rodents and humans. The lab incorporates computational neuroscience methods, such as connectomics to broad applications in neuropsychiatric disorders. A major theme in the lab is integrating behavioral neuroscience with MRI neuroimaging techniques to identify prospective biomarkers of substance use disorders. Specifically, we seek to elucidate physical properties of “connectomes” and their temporal relationships to changes in behavior. To accomplish this, we merge MRI with complex network analysis and graph theory to reveal topological features of brain connectivity. We use diffusion MRI to determine the brain connectivity in vivo using tractography and fMRI to determine the functional features of the brain. Using complex network analysis, we can assess topological descriptions of connectomes to quantitatively determine properties that can be linked back to behavior. The lab currently is funded by NIH-NIDA, BBRF, and UNTHSC grants.

To apply to any position or learn about the opportunities, please send a cover letter and CV detailing your research experience directly to the PI, Dr. Luis Colon-Perez (