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I. Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention
II. Heads up About Possible Vacancy Announcement for Program Officer/Health Science Administrator at the National Institute on Drug Abuse
I. Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention – The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is pleased to present its annual Frontiers in Addiction Research Mini-convention, a satellite event of the Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting. The NIDA mini-convention will take place on November 14, 2014 from 8:00 am - 5:50 pm in the Natcher Auditorium on the National Institutes of Health Campus in Bethesda, MD.
The NIDA Mini-convention provides a forum for presentation on contemporary topics in the areas of neuroscience and addiction research. It includes four scientific symposia, keynote presentations by the 2013 and 2014 winners of the SfN Jacob P. Waletzky Award which recognizes excellence in research in the area of substance abuse and the brain and nervous system, and a poster session showcasing the work of early career investigators. The 2014 symposia are listed below. Additional information on the 2014 mini-convention, including registration information can be found at: http://www.seiservices.com/nida/frontiers2014/Default.aspx.
· Emerging and Novel Aspects of Neuronal Transmission
· Extracellular RNAs in Neuroscience: Biology, Biomarkers, and Therapeutics
· Advances in High Resolution and Large Scale Imaging of Brain Networks and Circuits
· The Effect of Drug-, Stress-, and Pain-induced Neuroinflammation on Glymphatics and Sleep
II. Heads up About Possible Vacancy Announcement for Program Officer/Health Science Administrator at NIDA
NIDA will soon be posting a Program Officer/Health Science Administrator position in the Clinical Neuroscience Branch for a person with expertise in human brain imaging. An added plus would be expertise in adolescent brain imaging, especially related to brain development or risk factors related to substance abuse. Federal hiring procedures have changed recently, and position announcements are now routinely only open for 5-7 working days. The short application time frame should not, therefore, be interpreted as indicative a set of candidates already under consideration. Those who might be interested in applying are strongly urged to establish an account in www.USAJobs.gov now and familiarize themselves with the application forms and procedures.
A fuller description of the position can be found in the link below:
For more information contact:
Steven Grant, Ph.D.
Chief, Clinical Neuroscience Branch
Division of Clinical Neuroscience and Behavioral Research
National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, HHS
6001 Executive Blvd
Bethesda, MD 20892
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Each APA convention the Board of Convention Affairs sponsors a number of outstanding and carefully selected Plenary Sessions at APA convention. Many of these occur today, Friday 8-8-2014, . most in the 1:00 to 1:50PM, 2:00 to 2:50PM, and 3:00 to 3:50PM time slots. Check out the APA convention program, pages 21 to 33 (or the on line app) to see the full list of this year's offerings.This year's plenaries include:Up Close and Personal, Alan Kazdin, PhD, 1-250PM (#2230; CC150A)Scientific Update on Sport-Related Concussion: What Does the Evidence Tell Us? Michael A. McCrae, PhD, 1-150PM (#331, CC150B)Helping Different Kinds of Minds to Succeed, Temple Grandin, PhD, 2-250 (#3317, CC146A)Treating People in Seemingly Hopeless Situations, Inge Missmahl, Dipl, 2-250PM (#2249; CC151A)Evidence for a Humanistic Understanding of Psychotherapy, Bruce Wampold, PhD, 3-350 (#2276; CC150B)Caution: Immigration Can be Harmful to Your Mental Health, J. Manuel Casas, PhD (#3354;CC152B)and many, many more!And don't forget the 2nd annual APA Film Festival featuring an exciting collection of psychology-relevant films (see pp. 38-42 of the convention program or on-line app).Rodney_______________________Rodney L. Lowman, PhDBoard of Convention AffairsDistinguished Professor, CSPP/Alliant International UniversityEditor, Fundamentals of Consulting Psychology Book Series,American Psychological AssociationPresident, Lowman & Richardson/Consulting PsychologistsSan Diego, Californiarllowman@gmail.com 619-303-4802
The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, located within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky, is seeking applicants for a newly established full-time, tenure-track position at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor rank; salary will be commensurate with rank. The successful candidate must have completed an advanced degree (e.g., Ph.D., M.D.) and established a program of extramurally funded research in substance abuse. We are seeking individuals who may fill a gap and complement the existing multidisciplinary group within the Center and across the University. Clinician scientists are strongly encouraged to apply. Recognized research gap areas include nicotine and alcohol treatment, clinical neuroscience, prevention, health economy, implementation science, ethnography, maternal/child and adolescence research. However, all individuals with an established funded program in substance abuse and a track record of working with multiple disciplines will be considered. The Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is a multidisciplinary Center within the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky with a strong tradition of collaboration among clinical departments and other programs on campus. The primary faculty appointment will be made in an appropriate clinical or basic science department within the College based upon the candidate's background. The University is located in Central Kentucky's beautiful Bluegrass region, an area known for its quality of life. Lexington is a growing community of approximately 330,000 with excellent schools, diverse business and industry, excellent recreational opportunities, and a variety of cultural events. Information about the Center on Drug and Alcohol Research is available at <http://www.cdar.uky.edu/>. Additional information can be obtained by e-mail from Sharon Walsh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Interested applicants should submit a current curriculum vitae, a letter of application outlining their research and interest in the position, and three letters of recommendation to: Chair Search Committee (Sharon Walsh), Center on Drug and Alcohol Research, University of Kentucky College of Medicine, 515 Oldham Court, Lexington, KY 40502. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. All applicants will be required to pass a pre-employment drug screen and undergo a pre-employment national background check as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University of Kentucky is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Dear colleagues, please spread the word and encourage qualified applicants to throw their hats in the ring. Co-chairs of the search committee are Dr. Richard Hodes, Director of the National Institute on Aging, and Dr. Janine Clayton, Director of the NIH Office of Research on Women's Health.
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is seeking exceptional candidates for the challenging position of Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). The Director also functions as the NIH Associate Director for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research. The Director provides advice and staff support to the NIH Director and the Director, DPCPSI, serves as the NIH focal point for establishing agency-wide policies and goals in behavioral and social sciences research, and coordinates the activities undertaken in the performance of this research. Additional information on this position may be found at the following link: http://www.jobs.nih.gov/vacancies/executive/obssrd.htm.
Applicants must submit a current CV and bibliography electronically to Ms. Adia McCray at email@example.com. In addition, applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare a supplemental narrative statement that addresses the qualifications requirements, and to provide the names, titles, and telephone numbers of 4-5 references. For further information about the position, please contact Ms. Adia McCray on (301) 402-9852 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. All information provided by applicants will remain confidential and will be reviewed only by authorized official of NIH.
APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS October 1, 2014.
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2014 Call for Nominations
The Committee on Early Career Psychologists (CECP) is seeking nominations for three representatives to serve a three-year term (2015-2017) as follows:
1. APA Divisions Representative:
a) Serve as CECP liaison to the Committee on APA/Division Relations (CODAPAR) and as the CECP point of contact for relationships with the APA Divisions and affiliated groups
b) Work with the SPTA Representative to manage and direct activities of the Early Career Psychologist Leadership Network (ECPLN). The ECPLN is a forum for early career members in divisions and state associations to discuss priorities, convention programming ideas; share strategies for increasing recruitment, retention, and involvement of early career psychologists; and provide feedback on CECP initiatives and activities
c) Work with the APAGS Membership and Communications Members-at-Large to foster and support common areas of interests for both groups and to identify collaborative opportunities.
d) Attend and actively participate in the CODAPAR's annual Division Leadership Conference
e) Develop initiatives and programs within APA that support the needs of early career members in APA's Divisions as appropriate
f) Promote and support activities, projects, and programs that foster joint membership and participation between members of APA and APA Divisions
g) Work with the Governance and Membership Representative to manage CECP's contribution to the Division Dialogues newsletter, an online publication that launches 6 times a year. Responsible for contributing to the online newsletter through the CODAPAR staff liaison reporting on CECP activities and highlighting division's best practices for early career involvement
h) Write a report of activities for the Fall consolidated meeting for distribution to the committee and inclusion in the CECP annual report
i) Experience in APA division service/leadership is required and involvement in more than one division is a plus
2. Governance and Membership Representative:
a) Serve as CECP liaison to the Membership Board and help advise the board on successful recruitment, retention, and engagement efforts aimed at early career professionals
b) Serve as the point of contact for the membership representatives on all boards and committees within the APA governance structure.
c) Work closely with the CECP staff liaison to develop activities focused on early career membership and strategies for increasing recruitment, retention, and involvement of early career members, and provide feedback on early career initiatives and activities
d) Work with CECP staff liaison to provide suggestions for social media initiatives and other electronic initiatives focused on the needs of early career members
e) Work with the CECP members and staff liaisons to suggest content updates to the early career website
f) Work with the APAGS Membership Representative (or equivalent) to foster and support common areas of interest for both groups and to identify collaborative opportunities.
g) Promote and support activities, projects, and programs that foster early career membership and engagement in APA
h) Responsible for submitting information for the monthly information in APA Accessregardomg CECP activities and highlighting best practices in early career member involvement
i) Responsible for monitoring early career outreach communications via listservs, social media, and other electronic outlets and actively stimulating topics of discussions and conversations.
j) Write a report of activities for the consolidated meeting for distribution to the committee and inclusion in CECP's annual report
k) Membership and or governance experience at the division or SPTA level is a plus.
3. Science Representative:
a) Current work experience as a psychological scientist is a plus
b) Serve as the CECP liaison to the Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA) to advise the board on successful efforts focused on early career members in psychological science and research
c) Ability to develop and support projects within APA to promote the needs and leadership experience of early career members in psychological science and research
d) Assist in scientific activities to advance psychological science and promote early career relations, contributions, and approaches in scientific psychology with other scientific bodies
e) The incumbent will be required to attend and actively participate in Science Directorate's annual Science Leadership Conference.
f) Applicants for the science slate will be evaluated on scientific activities and leadership experiences within governance, as well as a general history of leadership and governance work.
g) Write a report of activities for the consolidated meeting for distribution to the committee and inclusion in CECP's annual report
h) Work with the APAGS Science Representative (or the equivalent) to foster and support common areas of interest for both groups and to identify collaborative opportunities.
The Committee on Early Career Psychologists seeks to:
• Research, organize and institute initiatives to increase the number of student affiliates who transition to full member status; as well as the number of early career psychologists joining the association for the first time
• Collaborate in the development and implementation of early career recruitment and retention initiatives of the Membership Board; support the development of new mechanisms and the enhancement of existing mechanism to increase participation in APA Divisions and State, Provincial and Territorial Psychological Associations among early career psychologists
• Promote greater awareness of the benefits of APA membership for early career psychologist and work to expand those benefits
• Represent the interests and concerns of early career members throughout APA.
Candidates must be an APA member within ten years' receipt of their doctorate degree on January 1, 2015. In addition, you must be able to attend two mandatory committee meetings; one in the spring, and two in the fall. Some committee members may be asked to attend additional meetings depending on their position. Meeting expenses are reimbursed by APA. Although not reimbursed, committee members are highly encouraged to attend and participate in early career programming at the APA annual convention. The committee works extensively through listserv, email, and phone conferences. Applicants should expect to spend a minimum of 5 hours per week engaged in committee activities.
All submissions must include:
1) CECP Nomination/Leadership Form (attached)
2) Statement of Interest from the Nominee
3) Current Curriculum Vitae
4) One Letter of Recommendation
Submissions must be received by August 15, 2014. Applicants will be notified in mid-December.
Please submit all materials in a single document. Include your name and the name of the slate that you are applying for in the subject line (e.g. Jane Smith, Science Representative). Note that materials that do not include the slate that you are applying for will not be considered. Email all materials to Sonja Wiggins at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sonja B. Wiggins
Assistant Director, Governance Affairs and Administration
Public and Member Communications
American Psychological Association
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