Postdoctoral Training / T32s

Our Postdoctoral Training Program aims to produce the next generation of addiction scholars focused on innovative research, advanced dissemination and implementation strategies, and public education.  Supported by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA; 5T32AA007459-34) since 1986 and the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA; 5T32DA016184-17) since 2003, the program typically has 12 postdoctoral fellows in residence.

Administered through the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies (CAAS) – an internationally recognized home for leading addiction research - the fellowship emphasizes that intervention should be guided by sophisticated and fully developed theory that considers biological, social, and cultural influences and contexts. We also stress the importance of integrating theory, research, and the latest technologies to advance prevention and intervention strategies across development.

Distinctive features of our program include its interdisciplinary nature, focus on training in early intervention and treatment along a continuum with attention to crucial health disparities, and emphasis on highly individualized opportunities to develop competitive grant applications and by doing so, contribute new knowledge to the base of alcohol- and other substance-related dysfunction and treatment.


The Research Training Program in Adolescent/Young Adult Biobehavioral HIV Research prepares post-residency psychiatrists, postdoctoral psychologists, and behavioral scientists to conduct independent research in the area of biobehavioral HIV as full-time University faculty members.

The Program is a two-year fellowship in which research fellows train under the guidance of experienced mentors. It includes didactic work, participation in ongoing funded projects, and independent research.





Brown University’s Alcohol Research Center on HIV (ARCH) based at the Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies, is recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Associate (100% FTE for a 2-year appointment), to participate in alcohol and HIV research training, with a focus on intervention development for reducing alcohol and sexual risk behaviors, increasing adherence to antiretroviral therapy, and reducing risk for HIV-associated comorbidities and mortality.  The NIAAA-funded ARCH supports collaborative research to develop scalable alcohol-HIV interventions, including video counseling, telehealth, and web-enabled applications, that can be delivered broadly and efficiently using centralized personnel and technological resources.  

Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate will devote half-time effort contributing to ongoing research in the Center. Activities may include assisting with data analysis, interpretation of findings, and preparation of scholarly products for dissemination, including submitting and presenting conference presentations at scientific meetings and drafting manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. Remaining effort will be devoted to training activities including structured didactic seminars and mentored grant writing instruction. Faculty mentors include Brown ARCH faculty members Drs. Christopher Kahler, Peter Monti, and Tyler Wray, with potential secondary mentorship available from Drs. Rani Elwy and Tao Liu at Brown, and ARCH faculty at collaborating institutions including Drs. Sara Becker and Caroline Kuo. The commitment for the position is 2 years.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Candidates from underrepresented backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Eligibility: Applicants must hold a doctoral degree in behavioral and social sciences or a related field in public health. The successful candidate will have a) demonstrated interest in alcohol and HIV research; b) experience conducting statistical analysis; c) content knowledge in alcohol, HIV, and/or technology-based intervention research; d) experience writing peer-reviewed publications; and e) strong writing skills.  Salary: Salary is commensurate with NIH stipend amounts and include a competitive full-time benefits package.  Start date: June 1 to August 1, 2023.

How to apply: Candidates should apply with a cover letter (summarizing research experience, qualifications, and career goals, and describing their interest in the position), curriculum vitae, and a sample publication or equivalent. Candidates should apply online at: Please indicate in your letter of application the search number (PH-309). Candidates should also provide the names and email addresses for three individuals familiar with their work who can be contacted for recommendations. Only those applicants who are selected for interviews will be directly contacted.

Application Deadline: This position will remain open until a qualified applicant is found.