Current Research Staff and Postdoctoral Job Opportunities

See below several opportunities to work alongside CHERISH and esteemed colleagues in substance use and health economics research. 

Research Staff or Faculty

Date Posted:

January 2022

Position Description:

The Division of Health Services Research and Policy in the Department of Public Health Sciences (DPHS) at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is seeking an exceptional candidate for a research track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank.

The Division of Health Services Research and Policy conducts innovative health services, health economics, and health policy research across a broad range of areas including: health systems financing, economic impact, decision making, organizational structures and processes, population health, chronic disease, substance use and mental health disorders, clinical intervention development and implementation, global health and ethics, and provider and patient personal behaviors that affect access, quality, and cost of health care.

How to Apply:

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume, and three letters of reference to Kathryn McCollister, PhD, Director of Health Services Research and Policy, [email protected]. View full application details on the University of Miami career page.   

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Date Posted:

July 2022

Position Description:

The Section of Infectious Diseases Syndemics Lab at Boston Medical Center is recruiting a talented faculty investigator. The Syndemics Lab focuses on producing the evidence base needed to develop new policies, interventions, and approaches to mitigating the harms of the syndemic (synergistic epidemics) of Hepatitis C, HIV, bacterial infections, and substance use disorder.

Candidates must be doctoral level (MD or PHD) and must be either planning to submit an NIH career development award, or already have a career development award with plan to submit an R01-level grant. The position includes protected research time, resources to launch a new group, and the experience, resources, and mentoring of the Syndemics Lab team.

How to Apply:

Applicants should email their CV and a brief narrative of their research background to Caroline Savitzky ([email protected]). View full details at Boston University.

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Date Posted:

August 2022

Position Description:

The Department of Biomedical Data Science at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth (Geisel) seeks an outstanding individual to join the faculty within the Center for Technology and Behavioral Health (CTBH). The successful candidate will be leading a vigorous research program on the application of digital health to the treatment of substance use disorders and/or related fields. This individual should be particularly experienced in leading clinical effectiveness trials and/or implementation science studies.  This individual should have a strong track record of extramural funding and leadership in research on substance use disorders. 

As part of this faculty position, this individual will have the opportunity to join as a Core Investigator of the Northeast Node of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network housed within CTBH. The Northeast Node leads and/or collaborates on NIH-supported multi-site addiction treatment research trials designed to identify and scale-up best practices in the treatment of substance use disorders. This individual may also join in the leadership of a P30 Center Core research grant awarded to CTBH from the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

How to Apply:

Using Interfolio, applicants should submit a cover letter (addressed to Chair of the Search Committee, Alan Budney, PhD), a curriculum vitae, and a 2-3 page description of their research interests and future research plans and arrange for submission of 3 letters of recommendation. Read the full description at Interfolio.

Date Posted: 

October 2022

Position Description:

The Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin (“LBJ School”) is seeking an outstanding scholar with expertise in healthcare finance, public finance, or child and family policy to join our diverse community of faculty, students, and staff. We invite applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor of Economics to begin in Fall of academic year 2023-24 (with an August 2023 start date).

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can submit a cover letter addressing our criteria; CV; statement of research; statement of teaching; statement on contributions to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion; 3 letters of reference; and job market paper via Interfolio. Questions about the position can be directed to Taya Kitaysky at [email protected]

The search committee will begin considering applications on October 15th. The position will remain open until filled. View the full application at the American Economic Association.

 

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Date Posted: 

October 2022

Position Description:

This position will join the Syndemics Group at Boston Medical Center, a diverse team of clinician researchers, health services researchers, statisticians, epidemiologists, research assistants and analysts conducting research focused on the synergistic epidemics of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), HIV, and substance use disorder. The group has a long track record of experience and research focus on infectious diseases and addictions care. Our work is centered on using microsimulation models and cost-effectiveness methods to perform economic evaluations of public health guidelines and policies. 

The Research Software Engineer will primarily aid in the design, implementation, documentation, and maintenance of the Syndemics Group’s simulation models. Additional duties revolve around supporting Syndemics Group research analysts’ scripting/software needs.

How to Apply:

View the full description and submit your application at Boston Medical Center.

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Date Posted:

October 2022

Position Description:

There is a Faculty Specialist (Research Coordinator) opening in the Global Mental Health and Addiction Program (GMAP) at University of Maryland in collaboration with the University of Maryland, Baltimore.

The position will primarily involve coordination for a NIDA-funded R01 (PIs: Jessica Magidson, PhD; Sarah Kattakuzhy, MD) “Peer-Delivered, Behavioral Activation Intervention to Improve Polysubstance Use and Retention in Mobile Telemedicine OUD Treatment in an Underserved, Rural Area” based in the Eastern Shore of Maryland.

The project aims to understand the effectiveness and implementation success of a peer-delivered behavioral intervention for individuals with polysubstance use receiving medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) aboard a mobile treatment unit (MTU) on the Eastern Shore. Start date is negotiable – preferred during Fall 2022 or early 2023. The position is a two-year appointment, with the second year dependent on performance.

How to Apply:

Download the full job posting. Deadline is rolling until the position has been filled with a preferred submission date of 12/01/22.

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Date Posted:

November 2022

Position Description:

Leads the delivery of various projects with both internal and external stakeholders to support the mission of the department or division within the defined scope of time and budget.

How to Apply:

View the full job description and apply at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Date Posted:

November 14, 2022

Position Description:

Applications are invited for a full-time Clinical Assistant Professor position in the Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR) based in the Department of Psychiatry at Stanford. This is primarily a research and academic position (80%) with a small proportion of time for clinical practice in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences outpatient clinics (20%). This is a superb opportunity to launch a successful career in D&I science, mentor and educate trainees both from Stanford and beyond, join a friendly and productive team, and do meaningful high impact work. Candidates are sought for an immediate start.

How to Apply: 

Download the full job posting.

Date Posted:

November 14, 2022

Position Description:

Applications are invited for 4 Project Coordinators in the Center for Behavioral Health Services and Implementation Research (CBHSIR). Project Coordinators will provide coordination and research support for two National Institutes of Health/National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded national Centers, the Center for Dissemination and Implementation At Stanford (C-DIAS) and the HEAL Data2Action Research Adoption Support Center (RASC). They will support C-DIAS or RASC research activities. These positions are an excellent opportunity to advance skills in research and scholarship, join a friendly and productive team, contribute to the greater good of public health, and engage in high visibility work that has national impact. Project Coordinator candidates are sought for an immediate start. These are hybrid positions that require 2-3 days in office per week.

How to Apply:

Download the full job posting.

Postdoctoral

Date Posted:

October 2021

Position Description:

The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is seeking a Postdoctoral fellow who will work alongside the principal investigator and several team members in several states in the analytic aspects of research. The Barocas Lab aims to help the Postdoctoral fellow develop skills not obtained during doctoral studies including making research relevant to clinicians, policymakers, and other decision-makers. At the end of the Postdoctoral fellowship, the fellow should be highly competitive for independent funding.

How to Apply:

Application materials include a cover letter, resume/CV, and a list of references. View more details and submit the application here.

Date Posted:

September 2022

Position Description:

The Boston University Clinical HIV/AIDS Research Training (BU-CHART) Program at Boston Medical Center is a two-year mentored postdoctoral research training program designed for physicians and other health scientists to enable them to conduct high -quality, ethical HIV/AIDS research focused on disadvantaged populations. BU-CHART will provide specific training in research methods of relevance to study co-morbidities, adherence, substance abuse and transmission of HIV infection. The T32 grant provides stipend, tuition, fees for coursework, travel funds, and health insurance.

How to Apply:

See full details and submit the following application items at Boston University.

  • Personal Statement. One page, 0.5 inch margins, Arial font, Font Size 11.
  • One page Research Plan that includes the following items:
    • Title
    • Mentor(s)
    • Research Question
    • Hypothesis
    • Significance (Why is this an important question for your field? How will it have impact?)
    • Approach
    • How do you see this leading to the beginning of a research career?
  • CV/Resume, including publications.
  • Two Letters of Support.

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Date Posted:

September 2022

Position Description:

The postdoctoral associate will engage in mentored research in population data-driven health services and policy research aimed at improving access to, outcomes of, and equity in evidence-based treatments for substance use disorder, cancer- and non-cancer- related chronic pain, mental health, and other co-existing conditions. This position will be supported by several recently awarded NIH grants, a strong and growing portfolio of research in these intersecting areas, and a rich collection of population claims and EHR data and strong data infrastructure at the Department of Population Health Sciences, Weill Cornell Medicine.

The postdoctoral associate will be supervised and mentored by Dr. Yuhua Bao, an associate professor at Weill Cornell Medicine and a leading health economist in the field. The postdoctoral associate will meet, collaborate, and receive additional support from affiliated investigators with complementary expertise, such as in medicine, health informatics, and implementation science.

How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest highlighting their research interests and career goals and a curriculum vitae to Senior Research Manager Jared Leff at [email protected]. View the description at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Date Posted:

October 2022

Position Description:

Sean M. Murphy, PhD, Associate Professor of Population Health Sciences at Weill Cornell Medicine, is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate interested in comparative-economic evaluations of substance use disorder interventions, alongside clinical trials and cohort studies. The candidate will work on a multidisciplinary team, under the direction of Dr. Murphy, a leading health economist in the field of addiction. The candidate will learn new empirical methods for conducting cost-effectiveness analysis, and will lead data analyses of multiple NIH-funded projects. 

How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter describing current research and its relevance; a CV; and contact information of three references, to Dr. Murphy c/o Philip Jeng ([email protected]). View the full description at Weill Cornell Medicine.

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Date Posted:

October 2022

Position Description:

The post-doctoral fellow will be an essential member of the Syndemics Lab, a diverse team of investigators conducting research focused on the synergistic epidemics of Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), HIV, and substance use disorder. The research team assembles exceptional expertise in addictions medicine, simulation modeling, healthcare policy, and health economics, as well as a long track record of experience and focus on addictions care and research.

The post-doc will lead continued model calibration efforts and projects using RESPOND with the help of a computer programmer and a data analyst. A team of faculty with experience in simulation modeling will supervise the post-doctoral fellow.

How to Apply:

View the full description and submit your application at Boston Medical Center.

If you would like to promote open positions on the CHERISH website, please email details to [email protected]. CHERISH welcomes opportunities related to substance use, HCV, HIV, and health economics research.