Center for Addiction Medicine

Job OpportunitiesMOAR_CAM

The Center for Addiction Medicine offers opportunities for professional and personal development, exposure to the MGH learning environment, team work, and external collaboration, all of which make working at CAM a unique and invaluable experience.

We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

Research Fellow


Postdoctoral researcher needed at the Center for Addiction Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School to participate in school-based research on prevention and intervention of addictive disorders in children/adolescents. Fellow will contribute to multi-site school-based clinical trials focused on the prevention and/or treatment of adolescent substance use. Multi-disciplinary approaches include, but are not limited to psychopharmacologic treatment delivery, behavioral assessments, genetic analyses, neuroimaging, pharmacological modeling, cognitive testing, and clinical outcomes. In addition to hands-on conduct of research protocols, duties will also include clinical supervision, manuscript preparation, presentation of findings at conferences, and management of research assistants. Fellow will participate actively in ongoing research and grant submissions, and will be encouraged to develop an independent, related line of inquiry through conduct of pilot projects, preparation of publications and presentations using new and existing datasets, and submission of independent research grants.

Candidates should have a PhD/MD or equivalent degree. Licensed (or license eligible) clinicians preferred, but not required. Excellent analytic skills and verbal/written communication skills are required. Qualified applicants should also have a strong interest in public health, adolescent behavioral health, and/or school-based intervention development/evaluation as demonstrated by a track record of relevant first-author research papers published in peer-reviewed journals. We are looking for highly motivated, self-driven, creative, and interactive scientists who have high potential for an independent research career.


  • Strong publication record with several significant first author publications (published or accepted for publication)
  • Expertise in statistics
  • Prior experience in school-based, community, or public health settings
  • Background in clinical research design and methodology, statistics, and manuscript preparation
  • Experience with grant writing
  • Excellent ability to establish rapport with both adolescents, parents, and school faculty members coming from diverse backgrounds
  • Excellent quantitative, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Strong initiative, self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as in a group
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Cultural competency and sensitivity towards and understanding of challenges face by individuals with mental illness or substance use disorders
  • Commitment to anti-racism, diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Independent judgment and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to efficiently multi-task
  • Ability to handle sensitive/confidential information


  • Required: PhD, MD, MD/PhD
  • Preferred: Licensed clinician (or licensed eligible upon completion of a one year post-doctoral fellowship) (preferred but not required)

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