[#DIV28SUPER] Postdoctoral Traineeships at Washington University

Dear Colleagues:

I'm posting this announcement on behalf of my colleagues at Washington University.

Kenneth J. Sher, Ph.D.

Curators' Professor of Psychological Sciences

University of Missouri

210 McAlester Hall

Columbia, MO 65211

Tel: 573-882-4279

Email: sherk@missouri.edu

Web: http://faculty.missouri.edu/sherk/index.htm


Addictions and Addictive Behaviors

Post-Doctoral Fellowship

** To begin immediately but no later than December 1, 2016 ***

The Transdisciplinary Training in Addictions Research (TranSTAR) Program at Washington University's Brown School, in collaboration with investigators from the Washington University School of Medicine, Arts and Sciences, and the Midwest Alcoholism Research Center, is seeking applicants for its postdoctoral fellowship program. This is a two-year in-residence post-doctoral opportunity funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) designed to produce researchers who have state-of-the-art knowledge of addictions research, including alcohol, tobacco, licit/illicit drug use and gambling disorders.

Applicants should be highly motivated, have recently obtained a doctorate in social work, public health or a related discipline, and must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Women and underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply. The TranSTAR program (formerly STAR program) has been continuously funded by NIDA since 2002 (DA015035) .

Trainees will:

 Develop skills in research project development

 Participate in interdisciplinary curricula in such fields as Social Work, Public Health, Psychiatry, Biostatistics, Genetics, and Economics

 Work with expert local mentors as well as outstanding scientists on the TranSTAR National Scientific Advisory Board

 Attend national addiction, social work, and public health conferences as learners and presenters

 Author and co-author scholarly publications

 Engage in hands-on instruction from experienced investigators in preparation of grants for external funding, including submission of their own research proposals

Receive salary, tuition, travel expenses, and pilot research funds


To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your research interests along with CV and 3 letters of reference to: postdoc@brownschool.wustl.edu. The application review begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. This full-time position has a firm start date of no later than December 1, 2016.


Dr. Renee M. Cunningham-Williams, TranSTAR Director

Associate Professor, Associate Dean for Doctoral Education

Director, PhD Program in Social Work, Brown School


(314) 935-4563

Dr. Kathleen Bucholz, TranSTAR Co-Director

Professor of Psychiatry

Washington University School of Medicine






[#DIV28SUPER] Three RFAs from the National Institute on Drug Abuse

NIDA has set aside $2M  for these two extracellular vesicle RFAs


  • Extracellular Vesicle Tools, Technologies, and Products for Neuroscience Research (R41/R42)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 22, 2016


  • Extracellular Vesicle Tools, Technologies, and Products for Neuroscience Research (R43/R44)
    National Institute on Drug Abuse
    Application Receipt Date(s): November 22, 2016


NIDA has set aside $2M for this RFA


Silencing of HIV-1 Proviruses (R61/R33)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Institute of Mental Health
Application Receipt Date(s): December 7, 2016, by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. All types of applications allowed for this funding opportunity announcement are due on this date.

This FOA supports high-risk studies to understand how an epigenetic regulatory pathway can be exploited to develop novel small molecule or RNA therapeutics that can be useful for HIV-1 functional cure. 


The National Institute on Drug Abuse at the National Institutes of Health is an agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services  TO UNSUBSCRIBE: send email to listserv@list.nih.gov Copy and paste UNSUBSCRIBE NIDA_NEURO_SCIENCE-L   in the message body of the email - You will receive a confirmation email if successful. If you have problems contact jpollock@mail.nih.gov     301-435-1309



[#DIV28SUPER] Tenure-track position in Clinical Psychology at Northern Kentucky University


The Department of Psychological Science at Northern Kentucky University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Clinical Psychology beginning August 2017. A Ph.D. from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program by August 1, 2017, is required. Candidates should be strongly committed to teaching at the undergraduate level, engaging undergraduates in research, and applying rigorous scientific principles to clinical psychology. The successful candidate will teach undergraduate in-person and online courses in Abnormal Psychology and his/her own specialty, as well as courses in a planned Addiction Science program. The department offers a collegial work environment that values both teaching and scholarship. Questions about the position can be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee, Dr. Perilou Goddard (goddard@nku.edu, 859-572-5463) or Dr. Kim Breitenbecher (breitenbeche@nku.edu, 859-572-5519). More information about the department can be found on our website http://artscience.nku.edu/departments/psychology.html

Application materials (cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching statement, evidence of teaching proficiency, research statement including a plan for incorporating undergraduate students, up to three reprints/preprints, and names and email addresses of three references) should be submitted electronically at https://jobs.nku.edu/. Once an application has been processed, a secure link will be sent to the three reference providers so that letters of recommendation can be uploaded to the same website. Review of applications will begin October 15, 2016, and continue until the position is filled.   

Located seven miles from downtown Cincinnati in an area offering an outstanding quality of life, NKU is a nationally recognized metropolitan university committed to active engagement with the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati region of nearly two million people. Northern Kentucky University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. We embrace inclusiveness, equity, and global awareness in all dimensions of our work and seek excellence through diversity among our students, administrators, faculty, and staff. Application by members of diverse groups is encouraged. For additional information on Northern Kentucky University, visit http://www.nku.edu.


Cecile A. Marczinski, Ph.D.


Department of Psychological Science

Northern Kentucky University

349 MEP, 1 Nunn Drive

Highland Heights, KY 41099

P. (859) 572-1438

F. (859) 572-6085

E. marczinskc1@nku.edu




[#DIV28SUPER] Prepare your abstracts for the 2017 APA Convention in Washington DC!

Greetings everyone,

The 2017 American Psychological Association Convention will be held from August 3rd – 7th in Washington DC.  As your incoming 2017 Program Chair for Division 28, I ask you to please consider submitting an abstract for the convention. You may submit abstracts for Collaborative Programming (described below, Due October 14), Continuing Education Workshops (Due November 14),  and conventional abstracts for posters or symposiums (Due December 1) . 

Full details are available in the APA Call for Convention Proposals (PDF, 5.8MB).

The link to additional convention information is available here:  http://www.apa.org/convention/proposals.aspx

I will send reminders as the deadlines approach. Please note that Collaborative Programs must be sponsored by more than 1 Division, so please consider contacting me with ideas you may have prior to your submission to help ensure your proposal will meet the requirements for review.

Warm regards,
Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
What is a Collaborative Program?

A collaborative program pulls together multiple perspectives on a topic significant to psychology and, where relevant, to society at large. It is a cohesive session that showcases multiple perspectives and involves more than one core area of psychology (i.e., science, practice, education, public interest). Psychologists frequently work in teams across interest areas and disciplines. Collaborative sessions are therefore encouraged to reflect interdisciplinarity and relevant aspects of diversity.

Collaboration goes beyond multiple divisions co-listing a program. Rather, a collaborative program is actively developed by stakeholders with diverse points of view. The overarching goal is to highlight the unique role of APA as a unifying force in psychology.

  • One- or two-hour proposals only.
  • At least two participants in addition to the chairperson of the session.
  • Innovative formats encouraged.
  • Proposals from all career stages, settings and fields encouraged.
  • Programs integrating psychological sciences and practices encouraged.
  • Identify a minimum of two or up to seven divisions relevant to the proposal content.
Review Criteria

Broad appeal, importance of work, current and timely topic, originality and innovativeness, interactive/creative format, scientifically/empirically based and attention to diversity.

Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
5510 Nathan Shock Drive
Baltimore, MD 21224
P: 410-550-2254; F: 410-550-0030


[#DIV28SUPER] The latest from the NIAAA Advisory Council

Dear Colleagues:

Here’s the latest from yesterday's meeting of the NIAAA Advisory Council (the linked Power Points will take a few moments to download, but as was the case with NIDA’s last week, they’re worth it!):



What did Dr. Koob report to NIAAA Council?

Looking for an update on NIH training and early stage investigator programs?

What’s going on with the BRAIN Initiative?

Want to learn about alcohol’s interaction with HIV and a translational approach to understanding comorbidities?

How does context and place fit into modeling social mechanisms of alcohol problems?

Until next time,




Geoffrey K. Mumford, Ph.D. | Associate Executive Director for Government Relations

Science Directorate
American Psychological Association
750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002-4242
Tel: 202.336.6067 |  Fax: 202.336.6063

email: gmumford@apa.org | www.apa.org



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[#DIV28SUPER] postdoctoral fellowship at VTCRI

VTCRI Addiction Recovery Research Center Postdoc Opportunity


The Addiction Recovery Research Center of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute has NIH-funded postdoctoral research associate opportunities in a state-of-the-art research facility. The postdoctoral associate will contribute to NIDA, NIAAA, NCI, and NIDDK funded research studies employing behavioral economics and neuro-economic approaches to address addiction, obesity, and other health behaviors using both human laboratory and clinical trial methodologiesThese positions will participate in studies using our International Quit & Recovery Registry and studies employing neuro-modulatory transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and fMRI technologies. Research duties will involve authoring and co-authoring manuscripts, assisting with grant writing, and collaborating with investigators. The Addiction Recovery Research Center has an exceptional track record of helping postdoctoral associates further their careers as investigators. 


Appointment:  2-3 yrs.


Eligibility: Applicants should be interested in pursuing a career in addiction, obesity, and health behaviors research. Applicants should also be effective and productive writers and have research training in clinical, experimental, or cognitive psychology or related disciplines. Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in psychology, behavior analysis, or a related field. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Benefits: Full-time annual salary, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH grants. Translational research training and career development opportunities are provided as part of this position.


For more information:  Contact Ms. Patsy Marshall (patsym@vtc.vt.edu).


To apply: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:  Dr. Warren K. Bickel c/o Ms. Patsy Marshall (patsym@vtc.vt.edu). Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.


About us: The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) was established in 2011 as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute, an innovative partnership of Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. The facilities and research teams are world-class and focus on transdisciplinary research on the scientific underpinnings of health and a range of diseases and disorders. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute represents a new model for biomedical and behavioral science in which creative scientists can approach major problems with breadth and depth in a nurturing and intellectually challenging environment. 


About Roanoke, Virginia: Roanoke, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and accessible by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roanoke is a vibrant community with an active downtown full of restaurants, theaters, museums, and a new amphitheater that is home to many seasonal festivals and music events. Roanoke also offers great opportunities for an active outdoor lifestyle with 30 miles of greenway connecting charming neighborhoods and beautiful parks along the Roanoke River.


William W. Stoops, Ph.D.
email: william.stoops@uky.edu
phone: (859) 257-5383
facsimile: (859) 257-7684

Associate Professor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Department of Behavioral Science
Department of Psychiatry
Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology

Regulatory Knowledge and Support Core
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Science

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[#DIV28M] Fwd: Tenure-Track Assistant Professor Job (Clinical Psychology with Health Emphasis)

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Clinical Psychology Program, beginning August 14, 2017. The position requires a Ph.D. from an APA-accredited clinical psychology program and to be licensed or license-eligible in the state of Illinois. We are particularly interested in the area of health, broadly defined, and the person in this position may be involved in developing a health psychology focus at all levels of psychology training. Faculty activities include establishing an independent research program, research mentoring, providing clinical supervision to Ph.D. students, and teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels.


The Clinical Psychology Program at IIT is dedicated to a scientist-practitioner model with a balance of research and practice. We have been APA-accredited continuously since 1982. The Department of Psychology has three scientist-practitioner graduate programs, in Clinical Psychology, I/O Psychology, and Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling, as well as a growing undergraduate program.  Faculty and students work in a collaborative atmosphere both within and between programs. More information on the Clinical Program and the Department of Psychology can be found at http://www.iit.edu/psych/. IIT is located in the vibrant city of Chicago, which also provides wide-ranging clinical and research opportunities to students and faculty.


A letter of interest (including statements regarding research and teaching), curriculum vitae, selected publications, and three letters of recommendation should be sent to iitpsych_search-group@iit.edu (or alternatively Clinical Search Committee, 3105 S. Dearborn, Room 252, Chicago, IL 60616). For questions regarding the position, contact Dr. Joyce Hopkins at hopkins@iit.edu or 312-567-3508. Review of candidates will begin November 1 and continue until the position is filled. IIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and is dedicated to recruiting a diverse faculty and student community. We welcome all qualified applicants to apply, including women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Gregory S. Chasson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Illinois Institute of Technology

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