Postdoctoral Fellowships in Alcohol and Addiction Research
Department of Psychological Sciences
University of Missouri


The Department of Psychological Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Missouri (MU) are recruiting POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOWS IN ALCOHOL AND ADDICTION RESEARCH. Our training grant has been supported by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) since 2002 (T32AA013625; see more here). Positions are available through both the NIH training grant (only US citizens and permanent residents can be considered) and the University of Missouri (no residency limitations).


Research mentors include:

  • Clint Davis-Stober – Behavioral Decision-Making Lab (see website)
  • Brett Froeliger – Health Neuroscience Center (see website)
  • Ian Gizer – Gene Brain Behavior Relations Lab
  • Ashley Helle  -- Addiction Science Dissemination & Implementation Lab
  • Sean Lane – Regulation of Emotion, Addiction, and Conflict Trajectories (see REACT lab website)
  • Zachary Massey -- Science and Health Communication Lab (see website)
  • Denis McCarthy – Alcohol Cognitions Lab (see website)
  • Mary Beth Miller – Health Intervention & Treatment Research Lab (see HIT lab website)
  • Doug Steinley – Multivariate Statistics Lab, with primary interest in cluster analysis and social network analysis
  • Tim Trull – Personality and Emotion Lab (see website)


Postdoctoral research fellows will undertake advanced training in addictions and pursue their own research interests under the supervision of one or more faculty mentors. The goals of the training program are (1) to support the individual development of diverse early career scientists who want to conduct addictions research; (2) to provide hands-on training in grant writing, data analysis, and research design; and (3) to foster collaborative relationships with addiction scientists and community stakeholders locally and across the nation. Positions are available for up to 3 years of training. Fellowship stipends are decided by NIH and based on the status of the fellow; for example, fellows with no prior postdoctoral training.

Base stipends for these fellowships are determined by NIH and based on the status of the fellow (more detail here).  Additional salary support (up to 25% of base stipend) may be available, based on training and expertise of the fellow. 

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please submit the following application materials as a single (one) combined PDF to Carol Waudby at

  • Statement of research/training interests – summarize your current interest and expertise, long-term career goals, how postdoctoral training would facilitate those goals, the mentors with whom you would like to work, and how your work incorporates or applies to people of historically underrepresented backgrounds (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, and the differently abled). The statement should be no longer than 3-4 pages.
  • List of 3-5 professional references
  • Curriculum vitae


Please contact Denis McCarthy at with questions or concerns. You are also welcome to contact your proposed future research mentor directly.


The University of Missouri does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, disability, status as disabled veteran, or veteran of Vietnam era.