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Florida International University Seeking Post-Doc

News Date: Monday, May 14, 2018 - 10:30

The Substance Use and HIV Research Group ( at the Center for Children and Families at Florida International University (FIU) is recruiting for a full-time Post-doctoral Research Associate for one-year appointments, beginning no later than Fall 2018, with the possibility of extending to two years, contingent upon funding. The positions will be housed in the Center for Children and Families (CCF) at FIU ( Primary responsibilities of the Post-doctoral Research Associate include data analysis and manuscript preparation of results from two large research studies focusing on neurocognitive risk factors and consequences of cannabis use among teens and among persons living with HIV. The position will also involve participation in the national, landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development Study ( Qualified applicants will have prior human subjects research experience and demonstrable productivity in the areas of substance use, HIV, and/or neuropsychology, as well as be proficient in advanced longitudinal statistical methods.

The CCF is one of five University-Designated Preeminent Programs and has 34 faculty associates and more than 100 trainees in masters, doctoral, and professional programs who study child and adolescent mental health including six faculty studying various aspects of substance use. The CCF has 26,366 square feet of research and clinical space that includes an active clinic serving children, teens, and families with mental health problems, 23 research/clinical rooms - some equipped with one-way windows and/or cameras, direct access to a high-performance 3T Siemens Magnetom Prisma MRI magnet, and a large data management, grant and administrative staff.  The CCF currently has $64.8m of research funding, mostly NIH (e.g., NIMH, NIDA, NIAAA, NICHD) and IES, and has extensive relationships with Miami-Dade Public Schools, the fourth largest school district in the U.S. The CCF also has a close affiliation with and extensive funding from The Children’s Trust, the largest funder of child-focused services in Miami-Dade County. The CCF faculty have a strong record of funded research (currently nearly 50 funded grants).  Opportunities exist for additional collaboration. Collaborative grant writing is expected and transition into a permanent faculty position is possible for suitable candidates

General applicant requirements

All applicants must hold a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, psychology, or neuroscience-related fields at the start of their appointment. 

Review of applications will be ongoing with an initial deadline for applications by June 28, 2018 and invitations for interviews made shortly thereafter with a targeted hiring date in July/September, 2018. Interested applications should send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and two representative published research articles to Dr. Raul Gonzalez (

FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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