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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