Adjunct Assistant Professor University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF08060
The Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology is seeking a highly energized, personable individual as Adjunct Assistant Professor (junior level) to join the existing team of faculty and staff that focuses on clinical addiction neuroscience. Specifically, the candidate will work with the research group to use clinical and translational neuroscience methods to investigate the neurobiology of alcohol and substance use disorders.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Psychology or a related field and should have a strong background in research, teaching, and mentoring. Essential skills include grant writing, including a demonstrated ability to acquire funding as a Principal Investigator, success authoring papers published in refereed journals, and experience in the design and implementation of studies to identify novel neuroimmune targets for treating alcohol and substance use disorders
Applicants must have experience in conducting research trials with clinical populations with addictive disorders. Applicant's research record should include: (1) a focus on novel treatment targets for addictive disorders, including the immune and neuroimmune systems and the gut microbiome; (2) the ability to lead a team with vision and strategic planning; (3) capacity-building through offering space and resources to trainees and visiting faculty who are collaborating in grant-writing; (4) a publication record in peer-reviewed domestic and international journals and ability to present effectively to communities and professional audiences; (5) knowledge of the addiction literature; (6) familiarity with methods used to investigate the neurological underpinnings of substance use, including functional magnetic resonance imaging; (7) a record of mentoring undergraduate and graduate-level students in addiction neuroscience; and (8) a willingness to travel abroad to other collaborative sites to further the Center's mission of training, teaching and mentoring diverse populations.
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