Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Postdoctoral Fellows

Pennsylvania State University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
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Full Time

Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) Postdoctoral Fellows

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program at The Pennsylvania State University seeks qualified Postdoctoral Fellows focused on substance use and addiction. PAMT is an interdisciplinary program at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center ( in the College of Health and Human Development. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse through a T32 award, PAMT ( cross-trains postdoctoral researchers as prevention scientists and methodologists. Prevention scientists are trained to apply cutting-edge methods to emerging critical research needs in the prevention of substance use and addiction. This program presents a unique opportunity for postdoctoral researchers who wish to establish a research career focused on substance use to receive training from some of the top prevention scientists and methodologists in the country. Each Postdoc will have two mentors, one in prevention and one in methodology; well-established senior scientists are available as mentors. Postdocs will be immediately involved in ongoing projects on substance use with opportunities to publish; they are encouraged to develop their own lines of research, with mentoring on how to do so and protected time to make progress. Postdocs will be encouraged to write a grant proposal with training and mentoring provided. A variety of other professional development activities will be available to Postdocs. The Pennsylvania State University is the location of many exciting research projects in both prevention and methodology; the Prevention Research Center is an interdisciplinary environment with substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health.

Eligible applicants will have completed all requirements for the Ph.D. at the time of appointment; applicants may have earned degrees from any department, but degrees in human development, psychology, epidemiology, health behavior, biobehavioral health, sociology, criminology, quantitative psychology, or biostatistics will be particularly good fits. Due to the National Institutes of Health regulations, eligible applicants for most T32 positions must be citizens or non-citizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residency at the time of appointment. However, University match funding may be available to appoint one Postdoc who does not meet this requirement. Applicants are advised that funding of these positions is pending. For more information, please contact Ms. Carol Masullo, To be considered, candidates must apply online and upload the following: a letter of application describing their research interests, qualifications, relevant experience, and the names of two potential mentors; a current curriculum vitae; and complete contact information (name, current position, mailing address, telephone number, and email address) for two professional references.

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