Tenured or Tenure-Track Open Rank Faculty Position, Treatment & Recovery, in the Rutgers Addiction Research Center/ Brain Health Institute 

The Brain Health Institute (BHI; https://brainhealthinstitute.rutgers.edu) and Rutgers Addiction Research Center (RARC; https://addiction.rutgers.edu) are recruiting a tenured or tenure track faculty member at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level to expand our research portfolio in the basic science of substance use disorders, broadly defined to include preclinical or human subjects-based research programs. 

The successful candidate must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent doctoral degree, and be adept at obtaining federal funding to address key questions in the treatment of substance misuse and addiction. Physician scientists with expertise in clinical trials and related translational research relevant to opioid misuse are of particular interest. Senior candidates will be considered for an Associate Director role in the RARC, a leadership position overseeing the growth of targeted research areas within the RARC. They will work with the Director of RARC to find and disseminate practical, science-based solutions to address an array of addictions-related public health problems. Applicants must have ability to lead and collaborate with investigators from different disciplines.  

The RARC is an initiative of the Brain Health Institute and is a research center that brings together researchers from across the Rutgers campuses, medical schools, and health systems for collaborative, interdisciplinary work focused on tackling addiction. With over 150 faculty who work across the domains of Epidemiology, Etiology, & Prevention; Basic Science; Treatment & Recovery; and Public Policy, the RARC is the only comprehensive addiction center in New Jersey. RWJBarnabas Health, the New Jersey Veterans Administration Health Care, and two teaching hospitals provide opportunities for clinical care and research. The RARC creates opportunities for collaboration and community, bringing together faculty with a passion for innovative, cross-disciplinary research who are employing cutting edge approaches to studying substance use and addiction. These activities are further supported by affiliated centers and institutes such as the Center for Advanced Human Brain Imaging, Center for Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry, Human Genetics Institute of New Jersey, and more. For more information on the RARC, see: https://www.addiction.rutgers.edu/ 

To become a part of our vibrant research community, applicants should submit a CV, cover letter and a brief statement of research accomplishments and plans to Dr. Nina Cooperman, Chair of the search committee, at rarc@bhi.rutgers.edu with the subject line – “RARC Faculty Position – Treatment & Recovery”.  

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