Postdoctoral Fellowships in Substance Abuse Prevention at Yale School of Medicine

Nov 21, 2014

Yale 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 School of Medicine invites applications for a two-year NIDA T32 postdoctoral research training program in substance abuse prevention.Applications are now being accepted for an earliest start date of July 2015 for up to four fellows. Awarding of fellowships is contingent on final approval from NIDA of our renewal application.



The program emphasizes five research training aims: 1) to understand substance use/abuse and related behaviors within an ecological framework that emphasizes relevant developmental, family, social, cultural, and neurobiological contexts; 2) to enhance knowledge development and application in preintervention, implementation, and dissemination research; 3) to learn state-of-the-art data analytic methods that incorporate rigorous field and laboratory research methods, including mixed method designs when appropriate; 4) to gain experience in interdisciplinary research through collaborations with scientists in other departments, centers, and programs; and 5) to increase knowledge about the translation of research into real-world contexts so as to impact prevention practice and policy, and ultimately, public health. 


Postdoctoral fellows participate in core seminars on Research and Data Analytic Methods, Grant Development, and Professional Development as well as in seminars and colloquia that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance abuse prevention.  Fellows also receive mentor-based trainingon at least two scientific projects while working concurrently with two core faculty who serve as their scientific advisors. Faculty available to serve as mentors are located in several research divisions in the Department of Psychiatry, such as the Division of Prevention and Community Research, the Division on Addictions, the Yale Stress Center, and Women’s Health Research at Yale, as well as in other Yale settings, such as the Department of Psychology and the School of Public Health. 


Competitive candidates should have: 1) a Ph.D. in community, clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, or a doctoral degree in public health or family studies; 2) a strong research background; and 3) interest in pursuing an academic career.  Applicants should send a CV, representative reprints, a statement of interests and future goals, identification of up to three faculty members with whom they wish to work listed in order of priority (available from, and three letters of recommendation, or to: Jacob K. Tebes, Ph.D., Director, Division of Prevention and Community Research, , Department of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine, 389 Whitney Avenue, New Haven, CT 06511.  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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