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- A post-doctoral fellowship position is available for a psychologist or social worker within the Psychosocial Division at the Addiction Institute at Mount Sinai (AIMS). Mount Sinai provides an excellent training opportunity with a dynamic and highly interactive environment.
The Psychosocial Division focuses on the development and implementation of behavioral treatment protocols that utilize knowledge from advancements in basic and neuroscience to create behavioral substance use disorder interventions and measures that revolutionize practice. Additionally, given substance use has often led to debilitated functioning in multiple areas of life, research also includes changes in environment to assist in reducing patients' psychiatric symptoms and substance use. In this respect, substance use and symptoms are seen as being maintained in part by the reinforcing properties of their subjective effects, social rewards, physical sensations, and dependence inducing qualities and are reduced if other competing reinforces are maximized in the environment such as satisfying work, increased valued community roles, housing stability, improved social relationships, and improved socioeconomic status.
We recognize that adoption of empirically based treatments and patient adherence/attrition have been significant problems undercutting addiction treatment efficacy. In developing behavioral treatments that utilize new advancements within the field, research also targets gaps within treatment service delivery systems and takes into account patient/staff centered research to optimize outcomes assisting patients in reaching the highest level of functioning while also creating systems that promote provider empirically based treatment adoption/satisfaction.
The Psychosocial Division has a strong collaborative team with wide-ranging research interests and experience. Candidates should have demonstrated theoretical background and skills in behavioral treatment approaches and an ability to develop experimental procedures independently. Experience in translational behavioral treatment development research is desirable. Data management and statistical analysis knowledge is an advantage. Strong motivation for research and work ethic is important, as well as good organizational, written and communication skills.
Duties and Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will be responsible for developing behavioral treatment projects following the Division’s mission and assist in the grant submission process. They will contribute to the collection, maintenance, and analyses of datasets. The candidate will work in a team environment to achieve common research goals, interact closely with laboratory assistants and graduate students, present their work regularly at internal forums, and write publications.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist or Social Worker.
Computer and General Skills:
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and statistical software programs.
Strong English verbal and written communication skills.
SCR/SEL certification required: NO.