The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine invites applications for postdoctoral research fellowships at the Behavioral Pharmacology Research Unit (BPRU) within the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Fellows receive research training in the clinical pharmacology of substance use including human laboratory studies and clinical treatment trials. Fellows benefit from experienced faculty and a NIDA-funded T32 training grant with a productive 35+ year history and over 130 graduates. Fellows work closely with faculty mentors to gain practical research experience and develop as productive independent scholars.
Areas of interest: The current postdoctoral opportunity will provide experience implementing multiple rigorous double-blind human laboratory drug administration studies among healthy volunteers including several substances of interest (e.g., caffeine/other stimulants, nicotine, opioids), as well as clinically oriented research among opioid use disorder patient populations. The selected candidate would have the opportunity to collaborate with multiple BPRU faculty across different projects.
Eligibility: Eligible applicants must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and have completed doctoral degree requirements (e.g., PhD, MD, DO, PsyD) prior to starting at BPRU. Many backgrounds are appropriate, including experimental or clinical psychology, pharmacology, psychiatry or other medicine, neuroscience, nursing, public health, and social work. Prior experience with human or nonhuman research is appropriate. The BPRU is particularly interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our research program. Applications from persons with disabilities, protected veterans, underrepresented minorities, and women are strongly encouraged.
Contact: Mary M. Sweeney, Ph.D. (email@example.com), Kelly E. Dunn, Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Program Website: https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/psychiatry/research/BPRU/
Internal Number: A-78468-4
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