[DIV28SUPER] Post doctoral Training Opportunity, Comorbid SUD & Other Psychiatric Conditions

Please Respond To Ken Winters PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota

T32 Post Doctoral Training Opportunity at the University of Minnesota

Comorbidity: Substance Use Disorders and Other Psychiatric Conditions


A NEW National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) funded Post Doctoral Training Program has been established at the University of Minnesota. This program is a NIDA-funded T32 focused on the comorbidity of substance use disorder (SUD) with psychiatric disorders. The Department of Psychiatry (Medical School) leads the program, collaborating with the Department of Biobehavioral Health and Population Sciences (Medical School) and the Department of Psychology—Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research Program (Graduate Studies).


We are dedicated to training exceptional early career scientists from diverse backgrounds who seek to conduct rigorous transdisciplinary scientific inquiry across a broad range of possible emphases, research environments, methods, and areas of focus. Emphasis is on Diagnostics, Intervention, and Prevention. Focus includes, but is not limited to SUD in relation to Anxiety, Trauma, Depression, Neurocognitive, Psychotic, Eating Disorders, and associated medical conditions.


A distinct emphasis of the Post Doctoral Training Program is to diversify the biomedical, behavioral, clinical, and social sciences workforce through increased participation of talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups; individuals with disabilities; and individuals from economically, socially, culturally, or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. Ongoing affiliated research programs include specialized focus on adolescents, women's health, and minority and underserved populations including rural, Indigenous/Native Americans, Hmong, and Somali. Our programs are dedicated to working collaboratively with marginalized communities to address health issues. Specialized resources include the Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute, which includes the Office of Translation and Discovery, Clinical Research Services, the Center for Health Equity, and the Office of Community Engagement, along with the Powell Center for Women's Health, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, Center for Rural Mental Health Studies, and Research for Indigenous Community Health Center (RICH).


Trainees will have a mentoring team consisting of a Primary Mentor and Specialty Mentors. Mentor teams will be drawn from the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses, facilitated by frequent cross campus contacts and regular videoconferencing. Trainees will complete didactic work as needed, establish research in collaboration with mentors, engage with trainees in other Residency and Post Doctoral programs, and can be based at either campus. Efforts are directed towards developing transdisciplinary expertise through an intensive program of dedicated scientific mentoring and focused professional development through personalized support and guidance. The second year of this two-year program includes NIH application development/submission.


Successful applicants will have MD or PhD degrees, appropriate research experience in medicine, neuroscience, psychology or closely allied disciplines. Candidates should submit a letter of interest (no more than 1 page), CV, list of three references, and PDF's of up to 3 relevant publications if available, as email attachments to: Ken Winters PhD, Professor, Department of Psychiatry winte001@umn.edu

John Grabowski PhD
Director, Ambulatory Research Center
Department of Psychiatry

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