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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Date Posted 07/12/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Vacancy ID PDS003141
Department Alcohol Studies Center - 428801
Position Type Postdoctoral Scholar

Salary Range Dependent on Experience
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
FTE 1.0
Proposed Start Date
Estimated Duration of Appointment 12 Months
Posting Open Date 07/06/2021
Posting Close Date 07/31/2021
Open Until Filled No
Work Location Chapel Hill, NC
Position Summary
The Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies (BCAS), University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in clinical and translational addiction research. The successful applicant will be primarily involved in clinical and human laboratory studies that aim to characterize addiction risk mechanisms and evaluate the efficacy of candidate treatments. The Research Associate will gain expertise in the development and oversight of randomized clinical trials and drug administration protocols, and will have opportunities for leadership roles in data analysis and manuscript preparation. Training in grant writing will also be emphasized as part of this position. Opportunities for clinically oriented roles may be available for candidates with clinical backgrounds. The Research Associate will benefit from exposure to diverse training and collaborative opportunities by way of affiliations with BCAS (a P50-supported specialty Alcohol Research Center) and the UNC School of Medicine. 
Educational Requirements
Ph.D degree in a relevant field (e.g., clinical, cognitive or experimental psychology; pharmacology; neuroscience).
Qualifications and Experience
The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a relevant field (e.g., clinical, cognitive or experimental psychology; pharmacology; neuroscience) prior to the start date, with a strong record of research productivity. Prior experience leading human subjects protocols is required for this position; experience with either clinical or human laboratory/psychopharmacology protocols is preferred. Expertise in an additional area such as cognitive science, psychophysiology, neuroimaging, or behavioral economics would be an asset. Strong quantitative skills and experience with regulated research protocols would be additional assets. 
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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Department Contact Name and Title Shelby Abbott-Lunsford, HR Consultant
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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Equal Employment Opportunity office at (919) 966-3576 or send an email to

Please note: The Equal Employment Opportunity office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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