[DIV28_ANNOUNCEMENT] UCSF Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services Recruitment

Postdoctoral Traineeship in Drug Abuse Treatment and Services

Research Training Program

University of California, San Francisco


The Substance Abuse Research Program at the University of California, San Francisco is currently accepting applications to its two-year postdoctoral research training program.  This program, funded by a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) T32 grant, aims to produce the next generation of leaders in the field of drug abuse treatment and services research.  With the support of faculty mentors, scholars design and implement studies on treatment of drug dependence.  Current research interests of faculty include trials of efficacy and effectiveness of psychosocial and pharmacologic treatment of drug abuse, including:


§  Tobacco dependence and food insecurity

§  Innovative methodology including Internet-based studies

§  Treatment of complex patients in innovative settings

§  Diagnostic techniques and research on treatment tailored for HIV-positive drug abusers and drug abusers with psychiatric and medical disorders

§  Provision of services to drug abusing populations

§  Instrument development in drug abuse

A variety of university-affiliated and community substance abuse programs are available as research sites. These include inpatient and outpatient setting programs that treat a range of problems related to drugs of abuse, including dependence on cocaine, nicotine, alcohol, and opiates. Our program encourages close research involvement with your preceptor, and involvement in selected classes, seminars, and grant preparation.  Resources from other significant extramural funding and R01-level grants are also routinely available to scholars.  Funds for travel and training opportunities are available.

More information can be found at:



Positions with start dates for July 1, 2017 are available.


To Apply: Submit a cover letter stating your research interests along with CV, representative work or dissertation chapters, and 2 letters of reference to: Rebecca.cook@ucsf.eduApplicants must have completed their doctoral degree and be a U.S. citizen or have Lawful Permanent Residency (green card) status at the time of appointment.



Rebecca Cook, Division Administrator

Substance Abuse Research Program

ZSFG Psychiatry, UCSF School of Medicine


(415) 206-3051


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