Post-Doctoral Position in Clinical Research on Substance Use Disorders


Position Description:

The UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior invites applicants for a fulltime post-doctoral position in a thriving research organization with decades of experience conducting clinical research on substance use disorders. This position is available for an individual interested in interdisciplinary research, emphasizing experimental clinical trials to develop and test effective treatments for opioid use disorder as well as stimulant use disorder. Opportunities in the rich research environment based at UCLA include: ongoing research on opioid use disorder (OUD) and stimulant use disorder, including studies on pharmacological and nonpharmacological treatment. This is an opportunity to increase expertise in designing, conducting, and documenting clinical trials, as well as to learn skills in advanced methodologies applicable to clinical trials research.

Eligibility and Conditions of Employment:

Candidates should have a background in pharmacology, psychology, medicine, or neuroscience and be interested in developing expertise in clinical trials research involving pharmacotherapies and behavioral therapies for SUDs. Also of interest are candidates with expertise in implementation science and in statistical analysis that may be applied to clinical research on SUDs. Candidates must have: doctoral degree in pharmacology, psychology, medicine, or social sciences; Excellent writing and communication skills; ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment; ability to travel to clinical sites and interact with participants and clinical personnel.

Duration of the fellowship is for one year, with possible extension. Salary will be commensurate with experience and capabilities in relevant areas, including writing for scholarly publications, familiarity with good research practices, and an understanding of ethical research and protection of human research participants.


Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to:
Edythe London, Ph.D. (