Postdoctoral Fellowship – Longitudinal Substance Use Research

Posted Date: 
Monday, January 28, 2019
Position Description: 

UT Health San Antonio has a postdoctoral research fellowship in development of substance use involvement. Fellows will experience training in prospective studies of addiction progression and maturation of impulse control and sensation seeking in at-risk youth. Development is considered in the context of stress exposure, peer influence, and family environment; with interpretation through the lens of the Dual Systems Model. Individualized competency facilitation is achieved through project-based research activity, along with a curriculum of professional development to prepare the learner for new roles and responsibilities. Key accomplishments include increasing competency in: manuscript writing and presenting, grant writing, and project management. A multi-disciplinary approach is used for training that involves interaction with faculty with expertise in: experimental psychology & methodology, statistics, clinical psychology and psychiatry, pharmacology, and development. Core training faculty include: Drs. Donald Dougherty, Nathalie Hill-Kapturczak, Charles Mathias, and Tara Karns-Wright. Multiple-year appointments are available and dependent on satisfactory performance.

Position Requirements: 

Applicants must have completed a Ph.D. in in a relevant discipline with an exemplary research background.

How to Apply: 

Candidates should send their curriculum vitae, a letter outlining interests and career goals, and representative publication reprints. Materials can be sent via email ( 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.

Contact Name: 
Donald M. Dougherty
Contact Email: 
Deadline to Apply: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Job Number: 

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