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The UC San Diego T32 is accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in
Clinical Neuropsychology and Addictions!
“Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS”

NIDA T32-DA031098

 
Our Focus:

  • This NIDA T32 fellowship emphasizes research training in neurocognitive and everyday functioning
    outcomes (e.g., medication adherence, driving, technology-based tools for assessing and remediating
    neurocognitive, substance use, and functional impairment) in addictions and HIV infection. Substances
    of interest include, but are not limited to, methamphetamine, cannabis, alcohol, and opioids.
  • Research opportunities exist to examine the neurobiological mechanisms underlying neurocognition and
    everyday functioning (e.g., microbiome and gut-brain axis, inflammation, neuroimmunology, epigenetics)
    of these conditions. Trainees have access to extensive, multidisciplinary longitudinal neuroHIV and
    substance use data from our centers (e.g., HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center, the California
    NeuroHIV Tissue Network, the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research). Depending on the fellow’s
    interests, additional research opportunities may be available in understanding addictions and neuroHIV
    in the context of resource-limited and underserved settings, and additional comorbidities/cofactors (e.g.,
    mental illness, aging, vascular disease).
  • Fellows will engage in an individualized, mentored clinical research training program that will include
    structured didactics from a highly collaborative faculty of clinical and basic scientists. T32
    neuropsychology faculty are Drs. Robert Heaton (Director), Igor Grant, David Moore, Erin Morgan,
    Jennifer Iudicello, Mariana Cherner, Jessica Montoya, Erin Sundermann, Raeanne Moore, and Thomas
    Marcotte. Other clinical/basic science faculty include Drs. Rob Knight, Pieter Dorrestein, Scott Letendre,
    Ronald Ellis, Christine Fennema-Notesteine, J. Adam Fields and Sara Gianella.

Resources Provided:

  • 2-3 years (dependent on progress) of postdoctoral stipend support with benefits
    (https://postdoc.ucsd.edu/postdocs/benefits-services.html)
  • Travel funds to present at a scientific conference
  • Fellowship meets requirements for clinical licensure in CA.
  • Likely to have an opportunity for up to 10% clinical training under the supervision of Marc A. Norman,
    Ph.D., ABPP-CN.
  • Fellowship is housed at the UC San Diego HIV Neurobehavioral Research Program (HNRP) that is
    directed by Igor Grant, MD. The HNRP multidisciplinary research team includes experts in
    neuropsychology, psychiatry, behavioral medicine, mHealth, neurocognitive interventions, evidencebased
    substance use interventions, neuroscience, neuroimaging, neuropathology, neurovirology,
    microbiome, infectious diseases, and implementation science.

Eligibility:

  • Interest or research productivity in neuropsychology, addictions, HIV or a related field is beneficial, but
    not required.

To Apply:

To apply for this job please visit psychiatry.ucsd.edu.