Developmental Neuroimaging Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Addiction Center

The Addiction Center is accepting applications for a postdoctoral research position in developmental neuroimaging. The successful candidate will be involved in longitudinal functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) studies of children and adolescents at risk for alcoholism, other drug involvement, and other psychopathology.

This position offers the opportunity to develop an integrated research program and enhance skills necessary for a successful academic/research career.  Multiple-year appointments are available and dependent upon performance. Salaries are commensurate with prior postdoctoral experience and NRSA regulations. Preliminary inquiries may be addressed to Dr. Heitzeg ([email protected]). The University of Michigan, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action.

Supervision & Mentorship

This position is primarily mentored by Mary M. Heitzeg, Ph.D. with additional mentoring and collaboration opportunities with other faculty from linked disciplines, including Robert A. Zucker, Ph.D. (developmental psychopathology), Margit Burmeister, Ph.D. (molecular genetics), Brian Hicks, Ph.D. (psychology, behavior genetics), and Kerby Shedden, Ph.D. (statistical genetics).


Post-doctoral applicants must have earned a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant discipline such as psychology or neuroscience, and have demonstrated research productivity and academic excellence as well as an interest in developmental research related to alcohol, nicotine, or other drug use disorders. We are seeking an applicant with previous research experience in MR imaging who is interested in a multidisciplinary approach to the study of vulnerability and resilience.

How to Apply

Send a CV, three letters of reference, reprints, and a detailed cover letter describing your research experience, interests and longer term career goals to:

Admissions Committee, C/O Shirley Terlecki, Program Manager

  University of Michigan Addiction Center

  Rachel Upjohn Building, 4250 Plymouth Road

  Ann Arbor, MI  48109-2700

  [email protected]