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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Research- University of Southern California

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Spring 2020

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Research Institute for Addiction Science University of Southern California Los Angeles, CA 

The University of Southern California Addiction Science Training Consortium (USC-ASTC) is recruiting candidates for 1 to 3-year postdoctoral fellowships. With support from a primary mentor (and a team of secondary mentors), ASTC fellows have ample opportunities to lead and collaborate on papers related to their mentors’ ongoing projects. The ASTC fellowship program offers programming including structured training in transdisciplinary approaches to addiction science, development of an independent research program, grant writing, manuscript development, staff management, mentoring junior trainees, and other career development activities through the USC Institute for Addiction Science. 

The University of Southern California’s Institute for Addiction Science (IAS; is the hub for transdisciplinary addiction science research and education within the university. IAS includes 55+ faculty members across various disciplines including but not limited to public health, social work, psychology, policy, pharmacy, medicine, psychiatry, engineering, economics, and communications. Fellows will be encouraged to take advantage of the IAS resources, which include administrative support, an expert speaker series, community outreach initiatives, opportunities to take courses at USC, pilot funding, a 10-hour brain scan pilot program for imaging researchers, grant submission support, and access to Los Angeles’ diverse populations, and prevention, treatment, recovery and criminal justice services. Ideal candidates possess outstanding writing ability, excellent methodological skills, an appreciation of transdisciplinary approaches, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in addiction research.

The first round of applications will be reviewed on March 1st, 2020. The start date is flexible but should be no later than September of 2020. To apply, please send a cover letter, statement of research interests, three paper reprints, and CV. Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent via email to Kristin Dahlquist, IAS Director of Operations at Candidates are encouraged to contact the IAS faculty members they are interested in working with as mentors prior to submitting application materials. IAS faculty members and their respective research can be found on the website,



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