Post-doc, University of Missouri (USA)

The Department of Psychological Sciences, at the University of Missouri, (MU) has up to TWO openings for POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTIONS RESEARCH.

Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty preceptors. The positions are funded through an NIH Institutional Training grant (only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered) or by the University of Missouri (without residency limitations). Doctoral candidates and recent Ph.D.’s interested in research opportunities offered by the training grant faculty (and described in the faculty pages of this website) are encouraged to contact us for more information. Information on postdoctoral traineeship stipends and requirements, including service payback, is available here and here.

The training faculty have diverse interests in a number of sub-disciplines of psychological science. Trainees can work in the areas of behavioral pharmacology (Denis McCarthy, Bruce Bartholow, Ken Sher), behavioral and molecular genetics (Wendy Slutske, Ian Gizer), quantitative methods (Doug Steinley, Clint Davis-Stober, Phil Wood), nosology and comorbidity (Tim Trull, Ken Sher, Doug Steinley, Tom Piasecki, Wendy Slutske), ambulatory/ecological assessment (Tom Piasecki, Tim Trull), personality and individual differences (Tim Trull, Ken Sher, Wendy Slutske), developmental approaches (Ian Gizer, Ken Sher, Phil Wood), decision making (Clint Davis-Stober, Denis McCarthy), and psychophysiology (Bruce Bartholow, Tim Trull, Ken Sher).

These positions are for up to three years of training and can begin on or after July 1, 2021. Review of applications will begin on Dec 1, 2020, and will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Send a vita, up to 5 representative reprints, a cover letter describing your research interests and training goals (2-4 pages), a diversity statement describing how you incorporate diversity into your research and scholarship (1-2 pages), and 3 letters of reference to: Addiction Research Training, c/o Carol Waudby, Dept. of Psychological Sciences, 200 S. 7th Street, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 65211,, 573-882-1682. For more information, please contact Ken Sher (PI) at or Denis McCarthy at

The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran, or veteran of Vietnam era.