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Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS (TRAIN)

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The fellowship is a 2-year program that is aimed at training physicians, psychologists, and PhD scientists in conducting research towards the understanding of the biological underpinnings of mental disorders.


Training in Research on Addictions in Interdisciplinary NeuroAIDS (TRAIN; DA031098) is a NIDA-funded institutional training grant that seeks to develop the next generation of academic leaders in the neuropsychology of neuroAIDS and addictions. Substance abuse and HIV infection are highly prevalent, commonly co-occur, and have adverse effects on brain structure and function, but too few scientists are properly trained to study these important phenomena. Therefore, TRAIN endeavors to recruit a diverse and promising cohort of pre- and post-doctoral fellows to engage in individualized, rigorous clinical research training in substance abuse and HIV under the mentorship of the accomplished, interdisciplinary faculty at the University of California, San Diego.


TRAIN reviews applications on a rolling basis and interest forms can be submitted at any time. We anticipate having a postdoctoral position open for a Fall 2023 start. Applicants interested in that start should ensure that their materials are submitted prior to December 15, 2022. Early applications may have some advantage over those received at (or especially past) that deadline.


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Carla Ingle
Program Coordinator