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Postdoctoral Associate, Addiction Recovery Research Center, Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute

News Date: Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:00

Position Opening for Postdoctoral Associate
Addiction Recovery Research Center
Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute
Position Summary:  A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute’s Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC), directed by Dr. Warren K. Bickel. This position will work primarily on NIH funded projects that are providing new information about addiction, health behaviors, and decision-making. Several projects are focusing on the use of the Experimental Tobacco Marketplace to investigate choice behavior among nicotine users from a behavioral economics framework. Other projects are focusing on the examination of Episodic Future Thinking to improve health in individuals with prediabetes, and, in a separate project, with remotely-delivered interventions for those with alcohol use disorder. Moreover, ARRC has ongoing projects to examine the effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation on cigarette smoking and overeating. The position is well suited for an individual interested in technology applications and behavioral economics in addiction and health behavior. Moreover, this position will be involved in developing pilot research programs in the areas of addiction, decision-making, and other human interactions. The selected candidate will be expected to help develop these additional projects. 
Appointment:  2-4 yrs.
Eligibility: Candidates are expected to have a solid background in addiction or health behaviors research and/or behavioral economics. In addition, experience with behavior analysis and/or addiction research clinical trials is highly desirable. The successful candidate will possess a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, or appropriate related discipline and have a record of research excellence as indicated by peer-reviewed publications and presentations.  
Benefits: Full-time annual salary, medical insurance coverage, and travel funds supported by NIH grants. Translational research training and career development opportunities are provided as part of this position.
For more information:  Contact Ms. Patsy Marshall (
To apply: Send cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and 3 letters of reference to:  Dr. Warren K. Bickel c/o Ms. Patsy Marshall ( Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
About us: The Addiction Recovery Research Center (ARRC) was established in 2011 as part of the Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute (VTCRI), an innovative partnership of Virginia Tech and Carilion Clinic. The existing facilities and research teams are world-class and focus on transdisciplinary research on the scientific underpinnings of health and a range of diseases and substance use disorders. A new biomedical expansion of the VTCRI is currently being constructed and will include additional research laboratories to focus on brain health and disorders, biomaterials-body device interfaces, cardiovascular sciences, cancer, metabolism and obesity, and infectious disease and immunity. Virginia Tech Carilion Research Institute represents a new model for biomedical and behavioral science in which creative scientists can approach major problems with breadth and depth in a nurturing and intellectually challenging environment.
About Roanoke, Virginia: Roanoke, Virginia is located in Southwest Virginia in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains and accessible by the Blue Ridge Parkway. Roanoke is a vibrant community with an active downtown full of restaurants, theaters, museums, and an amphitheater that is home to many seasonal festivals and music events. Roanoke also offers great opportunities for an active outdoor lifestyle with 30 miles of greenway connecting charming neighborhoods and beautiful parks along the Roanoke River.

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