Postdoctoral Research Scholar Training Position Arizona State University
Research Training in Substance Use Prevention: Closing the Research-Practice Gap
Arizona State University’s Department of Psychology and REACH Institute in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and College of Health Solutions invite applications for a NIDA-funded T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship focused on closing the research-practice gap in substance use prevention.
Training is delivered through individually-tailored programs of coursework in drug abuse and implementation science and mentored research experience. Trainees select multiple mentors from a large and multidisciplinary faculty whose work informs the implementation of preventive interventions with children, youth, and families in settings such as schools, healthcare, community behavioral health, and family courts, as well as eHealth interventions. Emphases include implementation science for the adoption and sustainability of preventive interventions in regular service delivery settings, interventions for culturally diverse populations, and advanced quantitative research methods in prevention science.
The program is particularly interested in applicants with the potential to bring to their research careers the critical perspective that comes from their understanding of the experiences of groups historically underrepresented in research and higher education.
Training is for a two-year period, with the potential for a third year on a case-by-case basis. The position is full-time, fiscal-year (12-month), benefits-eligible appointment with no tenure implications. For more information regarding benefits, visit
For further information, visit https://psychology.clas.asu.edu/content/research-training-primary-prevention-t32.
Flexible start date between July 1, 2023 and June 30, 2024. Complete applications can be submitted after the initial application deadline and will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
· Candidates must have earned a PhD (within the last 5 years or anticipated by the beginning of the appointment) in a field relevant to substance use prevention and/or implementation science.
· Candidates must be a US citizen or permanent resident.
· Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse students, faculty, staff, and communities.
Interested candidates submit required documents as pdf(s) through Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/124674:
1. curriculum vita
2. statement of research and training goals
3. three letters of recommendation to be uploaded by your recommenders to Interfolio directly
4. statement addressing how your past and/or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion will advance ASU’s commitment to inclusive excellence
Initial review of complete applications will begin on June 6, 2023; if not filled, review will continue every week thereafter until the search is closed.
Inquiries concerning the training program should be addressed to: Dr. Laurie Chassin at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include “T32 Postdoctoral training program” in the subject line when sending emails.
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