Dr. Karen Cropsey, Conatser Turner Endowed Professor of Psychiatry, UAB Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurobiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham. E-mail: kcropsey@uab.edu

Position Description:

An NIH funded position is available for a qualified Clinical Psychologist Postdoctoral Fellow:   with research interests in addiction with vulnerable populations.  Ongoing NIH projects include two different behavioral interventions focused on improving medication adherence for use of pharmacotherapy during a smoking cessation attempt among low income and criminal justice-involved smokers, respectively. An additional NIH-funded project is focused on the use of a computerized brief intervention and use of a behavioral and pharmacotherapy algorithm to provide alcohol treatment to persons living with HIV.

The fellow will gain experience in clinical trials research; 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. Candidates 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 addiction. In addition to writing papers and grants, the fellow will be expected to participate as a member of a team of psychologists and physicians conducting clinical research, and 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 patient populations.

To apply:

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

About us:

UAB is a highly collegial and interactive environment. UAB has an active Office of Postdoctoral Education (OPE) which provides mentoring and career guidance. UAB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable, and family-friendly environment. To learn more about the University of Alabama at Birmingham, please visit http://uab.edu/home.


Postdoc Awards and Benefits 

Competitive postdoc awards are available including internships, grant incentives, funds to enhance education and collaboration outside UAB, and teaching opportunities at local universities. There is also a Postdoc Research Day with monetary awards. The OPE strongly encourages UAB research mentors to follow the National Research Service Award stipend level guidelines, and postdoctoral scholars qualify for health, life, and other insurances. They also have the right to participate in the university’s 403(b) program and enjoy vacation, sick leave, maternity/paternity leave, and other benefits.