Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Scholar

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Lexington, KY

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Flexible, but concentrated on Monday to Friday, 9a to 5p. Some weekends or evening may be required.

Job Summary:

Mikhail Koffarnus in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to primarily work on NIAAA-funded research using remote alcohol monitoring with smartphone-based technologies to facilitate abstinence reinforcement with an underserved population. With this line of work, and in close collaboration with a regional hospital system, we are developing a mobile platform for alcohol use treatment that uses mobile technology to facilitate treatment delivery. Responsibilities related to this project include ensuring that the protocol is executed correctly on a daily basis. Along with the PI, the successful candidate will be responsible for IRB-related issues, data analyses, manuscript publications, and conference presentations. This fellow will also work with the research assistants in a supervisory role on the collection of data, issuing payments, and conducting intake and assessment sessions.
The fellow will also be an integral member of the Healthier Futures Lab (HealthFuL), a collaborative team broadly focused on research involving the intersection of behavioral economics and addiction processes. We also conduct research on the abuse liability of drugs, tobacco regulatory science, smoking cessation, and functional magnetic resonance imaging. The fellow will also be given the opportunity and support to develop supplementary studies that further and complement the overarching goals of the lab, and will be encouraged to publish and present their research findings.

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The position requires a PhD, MD, or MD/PhD in psychology or a related specialty and relevant research experience. Applicants with experience in behavioral economics, data analysis techniques, behavioral pharmacology, and/or abstinence reinforcement interventions will be given priority consideration.

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PhD, MD, or PhD/MD

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 1/9/2021
Application Due: 3/10/2021
Work Type: Full Time