H11018—Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology

Contact:

Mentor Karen Cropsey, Psy.D., Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama School of Medicine 
401 Beacon Parkway West, Birmingham, AL 35209 (205) 916-0135 x505
kcropsey@beapsy1.his.uab.edu


UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (UAB) Department of Psychiatry is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow: The Psychiatry Department at UAB invites applications for a postdoctoral position with research interests in one of the following areas:  mood disorders, schizophrenia, or substance abuse.  Ongoing NIH projects include studies using combination pharmacotherapy and behavioral therapy for nicotine and substance abuse with criminal justice-involved participants, neuroimaging for smoking cessation among individuals with schizophrenia, and studies of treatment response in schizophrenia. Opportunities to gain experience in both neuroimaging as well as clinical trials is available. The fellow would be expected to participate in writing NIH grants as well as papers for publication from existing data sets and ongoing projects. Mentoring in grant writing and publications is available to transition the fellow to an independent scientist position in an academic medical setting. The post-doctoral candidate must be a doctoral level clinical or counseling psychologist (Alabama license or license-eligible after post-doc) who is dedicated to an academic medical research career in one of the above mentioned areas. In addition to writing papers and grants, the fellow would be expected to participate as a member of a team of psychologists and physicians conducting clinical research, as well as participate in limited clinical responsibilities necessary for licensure. Excellent writing and communication skills are essential, as well as a dedication to working with underserved and stigmatized client populations.

Please forward a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Karen Cropsey, Associate Professor, UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, Email: kcropsey@uab.edu. Women and members of minority groups are especially encouraged to apply.

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Talking the Talk: New Careers For Today's Scientists

This fall, nationally recognized professionals in the field of science communication will come together on the campus of the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) to discuss diverse careers in this field, according to Dr. Lisa Schwiebert, PhD, Professor of Cell, Developmental, and Integrative Biology; Associate Dean for Postdoctoral Education.

The science communication summit, “Talking the Talk: New Careers for Today’s Scientists”, will be held Friday, Oct. 3 at the UAB Hospital West Pavilion from noon to 4 p.m. followed by a “meet-up” social at Fuego. This is the first time that such an event has been held at UAB, says Dr. Schwiebert.

“This effort came out of ongoing conversation by students, trainees, and faculty around recommendations in reports like the 2012 NIH Future of the Biomedical Workforce Report, which stressed that graduate and postdoctoral training programs increase trainees’ awareness of careers outside of academic research.”

Science communicators, from both the West and East Coasts, will participate in a noon panel discussion on a range of options – from entrepreneurship to journalism to institutional communications – followed by networking opportunities and an informal meet up.

Speakers include Kirsten Sanford, Ph.D, neurophysiologist, creator/producer of “This Week in Science”, 2005 AAAS Mass Media Science & Engineering Fellow; Ben Young Landis, MEM, writer for the US Geological Survey, author of “Better Know a Fish” blog, and co-founder, Capital Science Communicators; Marla Broadfoot, Ph.D., a molecular geneticist, postdoc at NIH, former PIO at Duke University, and freelance science writer/author; and Russ Campbell, MLA, communications director for the Burroughs Wellcome Fund and co-founder of the Science Communicators of North Carolina.

Lunch will be provided. More details are available at this link, http://www.uab.edu/graduate/images/publications/newsletter/science_careers4.pdf. This event is being organized through a collaborative effort of the UAB School of Medicine, the UAB College of Arts & Sciences, the Vice Provost for Student and Faculty Success, the UAB Graduate School, and the UAB Office of Postdoctoral Education.

Dr. Schwiebert says this will not be the only event to explore alternative career choices for those studying the biomedical sciences at UAB: “We plan to use this event as a model for future events that focus upon business and entrepreneurship, science public policy, research administration, as well as academic research.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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