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Our PAMT Fellows are immediately involved in ongoing projects on substance use leading to publication, develop their own lines of research, are formally mentored in writing a grant application, and participate in collaborative research and professional development. Photo credit: Adobe Stock/Frender

The Prevention and Methodology Training (PAMT) program at Penn State seeks postdoctoral fellows focused on substance use and addiction. PAMT is an interdisciplinary program at the Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center (PRC) in the College of Health and Human Development. Funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse through a T32 award, PAMT cross-trains prevention scientists to apply cutting-edge methods to emerging critical research needs in the prevention of substance use and addiction.  

Each postdoctoral fellow has two mentors who are well-established senior scientists, one each in substance use prevention and methodology. Our PAMT Fellows are immediately involved in ongoing projects on substance use leading to publication, develop their own lines of research, are formally mentored in writing a grant application, and participate in collaborative research and professional development. The PRC houses many innovative, interdisciplinary research projects with substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health.      

Eligible applicants must have completed all Ph.D. requirements when appointed. Applicants may have earned degrees from any discipline, but degrees in human development, psychology, epidemiology, health behavior, biobehavioral health, sociology, criminology, quantitative psychology, or biostatistics are excellent fit. Due to National Institutes of Health regulations, eligible fellows must be citizens or non-citizen US nationals or be lawfully admitted for permanent residency.   

Candidates apply online. Further information and the application portal are found at https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/PSU_Academic/job/Penn-State-University-Park/Postdoctoral-Fellow_REQ_0000035829-1.  

Application review will begin December 15, 2021, and will continue until all positions are filled for mutually-agreed start dates in 2022.    

Further information about PAMT, mentors, and application instructions is available at www.pamt.psu.edu. Contact Carol Masullo with additional questions.