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University of Louisville Postdoctoral Position Opening Announcement

THE POSITION: The Laboratory for the Intervention Development of AUD and Organ-Severity (CLIDAOS) at the University of Louisville will have a training position open for a fellow with a background in PhD (experimental or clinical: pharmacology, neuroscience, neuropathology, psychophysiology, neuro-cognitive), MD/PhD, MD, DVM or other relevant clinical degree/s; starting July 1st, 2024 or later. Selection and interview to happen in May-June. Stipend based on NIH guidelines for fellowship stipend gradient ranking. The selected candidate will participate in the federally-funded consortia trial with long-term tertiary patient care-associated treatment development.

LOCATION: Louisville, Kentucky

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: A potential candidate will have a background in neuroscience/ psychiatry/ clinical psychology/ neurology; with an emphasis on addiction and the development of addiction treatment; including ongoing IP/patent efforts of novel drugs. Position open to all-inclusive background.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates must e-mail Vatsalya Vatsalya, M.D. directly at: .

San Diego NIAAA T32 Postdoctoral Position Opening Announcement

THE POSITION: The SDSU/UCSD T32 alcohol research training grant funded by NIAAA is now accepting applications for 2023-2024 Postdoctoral Fellows in San Diego, CA. These fellowships are aimed at training entry level postdoctoral scientists interested in conducting research contributing to the understanding of the treatment, biological underpinnings and consequences of alcohol use disorders including prenatal alcohol exposure. Fellows will conduct research with their mentor, including comprehensive literature reviews and participation in data collection and analysis. Trainees are expected to become involved in manuscript and grant writing, to participate in alcohol research training program seminars, and to present at the annual RSA meeting. Postdoctoral appointees are supported for twelve-month, full-time appointments with the ability to receive up to two years of support based upon acceptable progress during their initial year. Qualified candidates must be a Citizen or a noncitizen national of the United States (or permanent resident) and have completed their doctoral degree requirements in the clinical and behavioral sciences prior to their date of appointment.

Faculty mentors include Drs. Edward Riley (Director), Andrea Spadoni (Co-Director), Susan Tapert (Assoc. Director), Sarah Mattson (Assoc. Director), Robert Anthenelli, Sandra A. Brown, Mariana Cherner, Kelly Courtney, Jay Giedd, Igor Grant, Joanna Jacobus, Susan Kiene, Ksenija Marinkovic, David Moore, Sonya Norman, Abe Palmer, Will Pelham, Marc Schuckit, Jennifer Thomas, Natasha Wade, and Tamara Wall.

To apply please complete the online form ( and submit your CV, personal statement, and three reference letters per the website instructions. Application submissions are being accepted now and are due by January 13, 2023.

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Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Vacancy Announcement: Scientific Director

THE POSITION: The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks a Scientific Director with creative scientific vision, strong mentorship skills, and outstanding leadership skills to guide its intramural programs. The Scientific Director will lead the NIAAA intramural programs in collaboration with the NIAAA Clinical Director. Currently the Scientific Director allocates an approximately $57 million annual budget, in consultation with the NIAAA Director and the NIAAA Clinical Director, to intramural NIAAA laboratories and clinical programs in the NIH Clinical Center. The successful candidate will oversee a diverse group of 245 staff and fellows in conducting research in basic, translational, and clinical science and help chart the future for a vibrant NIH scientific community. The Scientific Director is advised by the NIAAA Board of Scientific Counselors, a panel comprising prominent extramural researchers. The Scientific Director reports to and advises the NIAAA Director on relevant NIAAA policies. The Scientific Director recruits and mentors new faculty and steers a vibrant training program that includes post-doctoral, pre-doctoral and post-baccalaureate researchers. Most importantly, the Scientific Director, with the investigator community, charts the future direction of NIAAA’s intramural world-class research program with the aim of fulfilling the overall mission of NIAAA “to generate and disseminate fundamental knowledge about the effects of alcohol on health and well-being, and apply that knowledge to improve diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of alcohol-related problems, including alcohol use disorder, across the lifespan.”

LOCATION: Bethesda, Maryland

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must possess a Ph.D. and/or M.D. or an equivalent doctoral degree and an established record of outstanding research accomplishments, scientific leadership, mentorship, and service within the basic and/or clinical scientific community. The Scientific Director may supervise their own research laboratory, supported by resources commensurate with the size and scope of their program.

HOW TO APPLY: Interested applicants should submit a cover letter that includes a brief description of research and administrative experience, a current curriculum vitae and bibliography, names and contact information of five references, and a brief written vision for leading the NIAAA Intramural Research Program. Please include in your CV a description of your mentoring and outreach activities, especially those involving women and persons from racial/ethnic or other groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research. Questions about the position and the application process should be sent to Richard Doucette via email at All information provided by the candidate will remain confidential and will not be released outside the NIAAA search process without a signed release from the candidate.

Applications will be accepted beginning May 24, 2022, and will be reviewed beginning July 23, 2022; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

HHS, NIH and NIAAA are Equal Opportunity Employers

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