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The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Medicine invites applications for a full-time postdoctoral position in the Center for the Treatment of Developmental Trauma Disorders (CTDTD, a National Child Traumatic Stress Network Treatment and Services Adaptation Center) with Drs. Julian Ford, (PI), Rocio Chang (Co-Director) and lead faculty Drs. Damion Grasso and Carolyn Greene in Farmington, Connecticut.

The CTDTD is launching a second five-year program of the acclaimed clinical training film and webinar series Identifying Critical Moments and Healing Complex Trauma,(https://vimeo.com/415148968/4e37de816b – https://learn.nctsn.org/course/index.php?categoryid=78). The series provides clinicians, counselors, and other helpers with insights on recognizing and dealing with the most difficult crises and turning points that occur in therapy with traumatized children and families. Each webinar features a scene where the youth and caregiver are actors playing fictional characters, but the therapists are real. Viewers see how therapists handle critical turning points during the therapy session to help youth and families safely heal from the severe emotional and interpersonal problems that occur in the aftermath of complex trauma: Developmental Trauma Disorder. The Center directors and faculty also are conducting clinical research on complex/developmental trauma and its psychosocial and neurophysiological sequelae for children, adolescents, and parent-child relationships.

The ideal candidate will have a doctoral degree in a mental health or social work field, strong clinical practice and research, teaching, writing skills. Interest in T3 translational research and implementation science is also important. The successful candidate will engage in multiple program development, management, evaluation, and research activities that are important for a future academic career. These activities include: program evaluation and quality improvement, curriculum development, conducting systematic reviews, analyzing data, preparing manuscripts, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate student interns. The position is funded for up to 5 years. Start time may be negotiated. Candidates who have completed all of their requirements for their doctorate but the degree has not yet been conferred, will be considered. The salary will reflect the current NIH schedule.

The UCONN Department of Psychiatry is home to more than 45 clinical and research faculty, many who are engaged in cutting edge clinical and basic research. As the only university-based psychiatry department and training program in central Connecticut, the department remains dedicated to the fundamental elements required of a contemporary academic department of psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry houses a sizeable Center in Alcohol and Addictions Research, which is integrated within the Psychiatry Department providing opportunities for collaboration and consultation with experts in genetics, neuroscience, longitudinal modeling, and biostatistics. With the newly implemented Bioscience Connecticut initiative, the Department of Psychiatry space has recently been renovated and expanded to include modernized offices, meeting space, clinical space, and laboratory facilities, including Dr. Grasso and Briggs-Gowan’s laboratory in West Hartford. There are ample opportunities for collaboration and additional training.

To apply for this position, please contact Dr. Julian Ford. Please send: (1) a letter of interest describing research accomplishments, skills, and future research plans, (2) full curriculum vitae, (3) names and contact information of 2-3 individuals who will provide letters of recommendation if asked. Review of applications will being immediately and continue until the position is filled.

An institutional (T32) National Research Service award has supported our postdoctoral training program for the past 40 years. This long history of NIH/NIAAA support is testimony to the numerous strengths of our program. Trainees complete a combination of mentored research activities, seminar participation, and have other educational opportunities. Trainees’ experience is tailored to their needs.

For mentored research, each trainee works with a primary mentor and a secondary mentor, and other program faculty, based on similar research interests. Program mentors have expertise across a range of domains. Some examples include: contingency management (motivational incentives) interventions, social network interventions, daily process studies, and basic science investigations focusing on microbiome research. Our program emphasizes the first author publication by trainees, the availability of multiple large datasets that can be accessed for secondary analyses, and grant writing training. In addition to working with mentors, each fellow establishes relationships with at least one external advisor, to extend the fellow’s training experiences beyond the local research community and stimulate networking and career development opportunities.

Various formal didactic opportunities are also available, including statistics and data analysis workshops, a collaborative lecture series across NIAAA T32s, as well as participating clinical and academic departments and the on-campus Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine research facility here at UConn School of Medicine.

Appointment: 1-3 years.

Requirement: U.S. citizen or permanent resident; UConn is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

Benefits: NRSA-specified stipend, health insurance, workshop tuition, childcare stipend supplement.

For more information, please contact: Dr. Sheila Alessi

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

The UConn Health School of Medicine is seeking a full-time Post-Doctoral Fellow. The successful candidate will work on several prospective cohort studies examining the potential risk factors of Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoarthritis and Cardiovascular Diseases as well as some omics studies (such as, metabolomics, proteomics). The position will have close collaboration with Brown University, Tufts Medical Center and Harvard Medical School.

Responsibilities will include literature review, data management and programming, descriptive analysis and advanced statistical modeling, poster and manuscript preparation, and development of new grant proposals.

Qualifications: Minimum requirements include a PhD / ScD / DrPH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, or other quantitative fields. Individuals with the following skills are encouraged to apply: background in public health or clinical research, excellent statistical and analytic skills (e.g. advanced programming skills using SAS, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, etc.), and strong oral and written communication skills. Experience with large cohort studies, knowledge in omics study, and analytical skills using R is preferred.

The initial appointment will be 2-3 years with possible renewal subject to performance and funding availability. Preference will be given for someone who can commit to at least 2 years. Interested persons should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for 3 references to: Dr. Bing Lu, Professor in Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Department of Public Health Sciences.

The position will be located within the school’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Department faculty maintain vibrant extramural research and service programs that reflect extensive associations with national, state and regional health agencies. The UConn School of Medicine is part of the University of Connecticut Health Center, a vibrant integrated academic medical center. The Health Center’s 206‐acre campus is located in the historic community of Farmington about 8 miles west of Hartford. The location allows for convenient travel via train or car to other major cities in the Northeast.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer

The University of Connecticut School of Medicine is recruiting a full‐time Post‐Doctoral Fellow. The person filling this position will have recently completed or expect to soon complete their doctoral studies in the social/behavioral, public health, or health sciences. The postdoctoral fellowship will focus on projects that aim to improve the system of care for substance use disorders, including implementation of technology tools for health and addiction care settings, improving retention and use of evidence-based practices, and implementation of measurement-based care and quality improvement. Projects emphasize implementation science and state-academic partnerships.

Responsibilities and project assignments will vary depending on the fellow’s interests and professional development goals, but may include: collection and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, developing and leading manuscripts, engagement with study academic, policy and practice partners, developing and troubleshooting study protocols, and contributing to new grant development. There will be opportunities to engage with state agencies, health systems, community-based organizations, and academic partners within and outside of UConn.

Priority is for applicants with: a) evidence of scholarship in health services research, implementation science, substance use/addiction, or behavioral health (e.g., publications, presentations, grant submissions), b) excellent scientific writing ability, c) interpersonal skills that foster collaboration, d) ability to use statistical packages for quantitative and qualitative analysis (e.g., SPSS, SAS, Atlas.ti) and e) ability to produce verbal and written communications appropriate for a range of audiences. Skills and/or desire to learn in the following areas preferred: qualitative interviewing and analysis, mixed methods approaches, and implementation science.

This is a full‐time (12‐month) position. The position can last for up to three years. Start date is negotiable (doctoral degree must be in hand by start date).

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and names of and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Megan O’Grady at ogrady@uchc.edu.

The position will be located within the school’s Department of Public Health Sciences. Department faculty maintain vibrant extramural research and service programs that reflect extensive associations with national, state and regional health agencies.

The UConn School of Medicine is part of the University of Connecticut Health Center, a vibrant integrated academic medical center. The Health Center’s 206‐acre campus is located in the historic community of Farmington about 8 miles west of Hartford. The location allows for convenient travel via train or car to other major cities in the Northeast.

UConn Health is an affirmative action employer, in addition to an EEO and M/F/V/PWD/PV employer.

A postdoctoral position is available in a NIH funded laboratory with interest in elucidating pathogenic mechanisms of rare genetic bone disorders by multiple molecular and functional analyses in mouse models as well as patient-specific induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
Candidates must have PhD, MD/PhD, or MD and must be highly motivated.
The successful applicant will have strong background in BONE RESEARCH with technical expertise in molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology and signal transduction.
Our newly renovated laboratory is embedded in the Center for Regenerative Medicine and Skeletal Development at University of Connecticut Health within a vibrant research environment. We study molecular mechanisms of disease-related mutations with a current focus on osteoclast and osteoblast biology. We further test findings from mouse models in patient-specific iPS cell culture systems.
Candidates must be innovative, enthusiastic and have a solid background in at least one of the identified areas (bone biology, molecular biology, cell biology, stem cell biology or signal transduction) and must be motivated and capable to engage in other areas of expertise as required by the project. The dynamics of this research project requires the ability for multitasking, to work independently as well as collaboratively with other lab members and external collaborators. The candidate should be proficient in basic molecular biology techniques, including qPCR, histology, immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, immunoblots, immunoprecipitation, sequencing, cloning, cell cultures and basic statistics etc.
Please send CV, statement of research interests and research accomplishments, and contact information for 3 references to:
I-Ping Chen, D.D.S, Ph.D.
(Associate Professor)

University of Connecticut Health (UConn Health)
Department of Oral Health and Diagnostic Sciences
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030-3705

Tel: 860-679-1030
email: ipchen@uchc.edu

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