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Yale University School of Medicine


New Haven, Connecticut

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Not Specified

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Medical School/Medical Center

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Full Time

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Entry Level

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Date Posted:

November 1, 2018

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Yale School of Medicine, Dept of Psychiatry, Division of Prevention & Community Research


Applications are now being accepted for a one-year NIDA T32 postdoctoral research training program in substance abuse prevention.  (A second year is possible given a successful renewal application of the program.) There are three positions, with start dates beginning June or July 2019.  The program emphasizes five research training aims:

  1. To understand substance use/abuse and related behaviors using an ecological framework that emphasizes relevant developmental, family, social, cultural, and neurobiological contexts
  2. To enhance knowledge development and application in pre-intervention, implementation, and dissemination research
  3. To learn state-of-the-art data analytic methods that incorporate rigorous field and laboratory research methods, including mixed method designs when appropriate
  4. To gain experience in interdisciplinary research through collaborations with scientists in other departments, centers, and programs
  5. To increase knowledge about the translation of research into real-world contexts that impact prevention practice and policy, and ultimately, public health


Postdoctoral fellows participate in core seminars on research and data analytic methods, grant development, and professional development as well as in seminars and colloquia that cover related topics, such as the ethical conduct of research and current topics in substance abuse prevention. Fellows also receive mentor-based training on at least two scientific projects while working concurrently with two core faculty who serve as their scientific advisors. Faculty available to serve as mentors are located in several research divisions in the Department of Psychiatry, such as the Division of Prevention and Community Research, the Division on Addictions, the Yale School of Public Health, the Yale Stress Center, the Yale Child Study Center, and Women’s Health Research at Yale.


Competitive candidates should have: 

  1. A PhD in community, clinical, developmental, counseling, or health psychology, or a doctoral degree in public health, family studies, social work, or social welfare
  2. A strong research background
  3. Interest in pursuing an academic career


Applicants should email the training director ( a CV; representative reprints, a statement of interests and future goals; three letters of recommendation; and your choice of up to three faculty members with whom you wish to work listed in order of priority (see Scientific Projects/Faculty Members at


Reviews of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.



Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, persons with disabilities, and protected veterans. 

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