T32 Postdoctoral/Predoctoral Training in Biomedical Alcohol Research

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Posted 1 year ago

The Biomedical Alcohol Research Training Program at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) in New Orleans is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral fellows to train in the field of alcohol research.

The training program is a fellowship program funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Our integrative research team is situated within the LSUHSC-NO Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence and Comprehensive Alcohol-HIV/AIDS Research Center and involves a wide range of basic and clinical research.

The research program currently has 14 primary faculty mentors with extensive experience in mentoring aspiring scientists. Mentors have appointments in the Departments of Physiology; Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics; Microbiology, Immunology, & Parasitology; Medicine; and Cell Biology & Anatomy. Our multidisciplinary group studies mechanisms by which substance misuse leads to adverse health outcomes, particularly in persons living with HIV (PLWH). Our focus is on immune-mediated mechanistic pathways of cardiometabolic and neurocognitive comorbidities.

Successful applicants will have access to unique opportunities to gain multidisciplinary expertise in immunology, neuroscience, microbiology/microbiota analyses, bioinformatics, epidemiology, and translational science. Postdoctoral fellows are intensively mentored toward the establishment of an independent research career in the translational health sciences. Selected applicants will receive an NIH-level stipend and be eligible for appointment to our long-standing NIH/NIAAA-funded T32 Institutional National Research Service Award (NRSA) “Biomedical Alcohol Research Training Program.”

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or comparable degree. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer for females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans.

To apply, please send a combined application containing (1) curriculum vitae, (2) a statement of research interests and goals, and (3) names and contact information of three references to:

Patricia E. Molina, MD, PhD

Richard Ashman, PhD, Professor & Department Head of Physiology

Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Center of Excellence


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