UT Health San Antonio invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship for innovative approaches to reducing alcohol use. This position provides fellows with opportunities to learn alcohol research that examines the efficacy of contingency management (i.e., reinforcement for low levels of drinking). Fellows will also have opportunities to enhance their knowledge of biomarkers (e.g., transdermal alcohol, blood phosphatidylethanol, remote breath alcohol) and to improve their skills with novel technologies and biomarkers in alcohol research. Individualized competency facilitation is achieved through project-based research activity, along with a curriculum of professional development to prepare for new roles and responsibilities. Key accomplishments include increasing competency in: manuscript writing and presentations, grant writing, and project management. A multi-disciplinary approach is used for training that involves interaction with faculty with a wide breadth of expertise in: experimental psychology and methodologies, statistics, clinical psychology and psychiatry, pharmacology, and communication. Core training faculty include: Drs. Donald Dougherty, Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak, Charles Mathias, Tara Karns-Wright, and Tae Joon Moon. Multiple-year appointments are available and dependent on satisfactory performance.
Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in in a relevant discipline with an exemplary research background.
Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a letter outlining interests and career goals, and representative publication reprints. Materials can be sent via email (NRLC@nrlc-group.net) or by mail to Donald M. Dougherty, Department of Psychiatry, MC 7793, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900.