Postdoctoral Fellowship, Yale University School of Medicine

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OfflineJacob Tebes
Jacob Tebes

Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry

Division of Prevention and Community Research and The Consultation Center

 Postdoctoral Fellowship

 The Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine and the Department of Psychology, Yale University invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in a research training program on the prevention of substance abuse.  The program combines didactic, mentored, and independent research experiences to prepare fellows as future prevention researchers.  Three primary areas of learning are emphasized in the training program: 1) an ecological framework for the conceptualization, design, and implementation of prevention research; 2) knowledge development and application through three phases of prevention research - pre-intervention, intervention, and diffusion or going-to-scale; and 3) use of state-of-the-art research and data analytic methods.  Training occurs through seminars, focused research activities, and close mentorship with faculty scientific advisors. 

 Postdoctoral fellows participate in three core seminars taught by training program faculty - Research Methods, Data Analysis, and Grant Development - as well as additional seminars and colloquia at Yale that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance abuse prevention.  Fellows also participate in mentor-based training on two scientific projects with core faculty who serve as scientific advisors. 

 Scientific projects available for up to three (3) fellows include: 1) examination of risk and protective factors and outcomes for adolescent mothers and their infants involved in a pregnancy prevention program; 2) research on the intersection of child welfare involvement, trauma exposure, and child mental health and substance use outcomes; 3) examination of the social determinants of health among young children from racial/ethnic minority or low socioeconomic status backgrounds; 4) research examining risk factors and interventions for substance abuse in adolescents and adults including comparison of emotion-regulation-focused and cognitive-behavioral interventions in the prevention of substance abuse and related psychopathologies in adolescent girls, and predictors of co-morbidities between substance use and depression over time; 5) a randomized control trial of brief, cognitive-behavioral interventions to assist newly HIV-diagnosed men who have sex with men adapt to the diagnosis, engage in HIV medical care, and address mental health and sexual risk behavior issues; 6) research on the precursors, correlates, and outcomes of intimate partner violence and substance use among community women; and 7) research examining the socio-cultural and contextual factors that impact low income and other disenfranchised men's participation in family and community life with a special emphasis on adolescent and adult fatherhood, preventive health promotion, incarceration, and disease prevention.

 Competitive candidates will have a Ph.D. in clinical, community, developmental, or counseling psychology or in public health, a strong research background, and interest in pursuing an academic career.  Interested applicants should forward a CV, representative manuscripts, statement of interests and future goals, 2-3 project preferences of those listed above, and three letters of recommendation to: Jacob K. Tebes, Ph.D., Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine, 389 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511, or email materials to  Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.  Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Women and minority group members are encouraged to apply. 


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December 1, 2011
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