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Postdoctoral Fellowship and Project Manager positions in Addictions Research at USC

News Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 12:00

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California is seeking (1) a full-time postdoctoral research fellow and (2) a full-time project manager/research assistant to execute grant-funded research on substance use and other health-related behavioral and psychosocial domains with veterans and young adults. Ideally, the candidates would work across multiple active NIH grants and research studies with Eric Pedersen, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Digital Health. The projects aim to decrease hazardous substance use behavior, alleviate mental health symptoms, and reduce risks for sexual violence among veterans and young adults through innovative brief online and mobile-based interventions. There will be multiple opportunities to collaborate with researchers across the University of Southern California; primarily, with researchers in the Department of Preventive Medicine, the Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, and the Institute for Addiction Science (IAS; 

The start dates are flexible but should be no later than July of 2020. 

Projects include four NIH-funded research projects:

  • Preventing Alcohol Misuse among Young Adult Veterans through Brief Online Intervention (R01AA026575)
  • Online Intervention to Prevent Risky Behaviors During College Student Study Abroad Experiences (R01AA025909)
  • Mobile Application Intervention Targeting the High-Risk Drinking Practice of Prepartying (R34AA025968)
  • Associations of Exposure to Marijuana Outlets and Advertising with Marijuana Use Outcomes among Young Adults (R21DA047501)

Ideal candidates will have strong writing abilities, data management skills, and prior experience with data analyses. See accompanying PDFs for additional information on the respective positions available.

To apply to either position, please send a cover letter, statement of research interests, two paper reprints that best exemplify the candidate’s writing skills, and a curriculum vitae to Dr. Eric Pedersen at Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Dr. Pedersen if requested.

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