Adolescent Substance Abuse
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, Department of Psychiatry
We are seeking an early career scientist interested in pursuing postdoctoral training focused on family based behavioral interventions for adolescents. The postdoctoral fellow will participate in a randomized clinical trial targeting adolescent substance use. This trial is using an innovative SMART (sequential multiple assignment randomized trial) design. Interventions include working memory training, contingency management, a parenting intervention, and cognitive behavior therapy. In addition, multiple mechanisms are assessed longitudinally, including decision-making (delay discounting), peer relations, parenting, and parent psychopathology. Neural mechanisms related to working memory and decision making will also be explored, via pre-post fMRI.
Responsibilities involve coordinating the randomized clinical trial, including supervision of bachelor’s and master’s level research assistants, data management and analysis, and manuscript preparation. The postdoc will have the opportunity to be the lead author on manuscripts, and to participate in preparation of grant applications. Overall, the position provides excellent preparation for an academic/scientific career.
Position is expected to last 2 years, with the possibility of a 3rd year. Desired start date is between July 1 and September 1 2014. Applicants must have completed doctoral training in psychology or a related field and have research experience. Individuals from disadvantaged groups are encouraged to apply. Dartmouth College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages applications from women and members of minority groups.
Inquire or send/e-mail letter of interest, CV, and 3 letters of reference to:
Catherine Stanger, Ph.D. or Alan Budney, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
One Medical Center Drive, HB 7750
Lebanon, NH 03756