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Post-doc at Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy & Aging Research

News Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 14:30

The Center for Population Behavioral Health (CPBH) within the Rutgers Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research (IFH) ( invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow to start in July 2023. The successful candidate will contribute to NIH-funded etiological and clinical research on youth and young adult substance use, with a focus on variation by race/ethnicity and gender in pathways of risk and substance use outcomes. The primary projects include an investigation of multi-level cultural and environmental factors that protect against or elevate risk for substance use in Black and Latinx youth, based on the Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study longitudinal data. Other projects involve secondary analyses of a large randomized clinical trial testing mechanisms of behavior change for an alcohol text message intervention in young adults, and analyses of ecological momentary assessment and phone sensor (e.g., GPS) data collected in relation to self-reported episodes of alcohol or cannabis use from young adults. The postdoctoral research fellow will be supervised by Drs. Carolyn Sartor and Tammy Chung.

Required qualifications:
* PhD in psychology, psychiatric epidemiology, public health, or a related field; and relevant research experience.
* Strong quantitative skills (e.g., structural equation modeling; survival/hazard models)
* Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred qualifications:
* Experience with large-scale (e.g., national, population-level, longitudinal) datasets
* Familiarity with SAS, SPSS, R, and Mplus

Interested candidates must submit a statement of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information of three references through the Rutgers job posting ( Questions can be directed to Dr. Carolyn Sartor at We strongly encourage applications from members of groups identified as nationally underrepresented in the clinical, behavioral, social, and biomedical sciences, including individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, and women.

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