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Post-doctoral fellowship training is integral to the academic life of the Center. Four senior faculty hold K24 Mentoring Awards to devote time to work with post-docs and junior faculty in order to foster their work and progress to independence. Fellows work on their own independent research projects in a mentored environment with research coordination, project management, regulatory, and statistical support.
Fellowship training programs at the Center include:
The K12 Fellowship: MGH Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine
Drs. Nancy Rigotti and Eden Evins (Principal Investigators) oversee the NIH-sponsored K12 career development grant from the NIH National Institute of Drug Abuse called the Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine. The program, a collaboration of the MGH Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, offers a multidisciplinary clinical research training program based at MGH and Harvard Medical School. It provides funding for post-doctoral clinician scientists and junior faculty to receive support for training and career development in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine. The program will soon be recruiting individuals to start on or after July 1, 2023.
We will invite applications from post-doctoral clinician scientists (MD, PhD, or equivalent) who seek an academic career in substance use and addiction medicine. Specifically, this NIH-sponsored training grant will support scholars involved in a broad range of substance use and addiction medicine topics that include but are not limited to laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic research into such topics as risk factors, neurobiologic mechanisms of addiction and recovery, treatment development, implementation of validated interventions, factors associated with recovery, and policy. Successful applicants will have completed doctoral-level training in a clinical discipline (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and will have prior relevant research training in research methodology.
Scholars will be sponsored for 2-3 years of salary, project support, and intensive mentored research training and career development with Harvard faculty in basic, translational, or clinical aspects of research in addiction medicine. The program will support (1) advanced education and training in research methods relevant to a scholar’s area of interest, and (2) a mentored research experience in the addiction research programs at MGH or affiliated hospitals and institutions.
Timeline for recruitment: Applications will be due by November 15, 2022, and notification of award will be made in December 2022. Applications are not open yet, but stay tuned for updates.
A limited number of individually-tailored post-doctoral fellowships are available to highly motivated individuals whose research interests coincide with or further the goals of the Center. Former fellows have gone on to have independent academic research careers and important leadership positions at NIH. Doctoral level candidates in diverse fields are eligible to apply. Please see the staff page for current fellows and their backgrounds. Send a cover letter and CV to Dr. Evins to be considered.
ACGME-approved fellowships in addiction psychiatry are available as a one-year fellowship or as a two-year half-time fellowship combined with sponsored research or private practice. Psychiatrists who complete the fellowship are board eligible in addiction psychiatry. Previous clinical fellows have gone on to have successful academic careers at Harvard and Yale, to direct private organizations that provide treatment services for people with psychiatric and substance use disorders in the community, and to private practice.
For more information on how to apply for any of these fellowships, go to our How to Apply page.