Two Addictions Post-Doc Positions at the RARC

Two full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are available in Dr. Kristina Jackson’s laboratory at the Rutgers Addiction Research Center (RARC). Candidates will have the opportunity to make contributions to ongoing grant-funded studies at Rutgers and collaborating sites while also developing their own research careers. 

1.     The candidate would work across multiple funded grants. Current projects are focused on initiation and course of substance use during adolescence and young adulthood, contextual influences on substance use, including exposure to alcohol content in the media, and motivational influences and sources of influence on cannabis use. The candidate will conduct longitudinal and fine-grained data analysis across datasets with prospective cohort designs and ecological momentary assessment designs. 

2.     The individual will collaborate with an interdisciplinary team to advance research on health behavior by applying innovative methods, specifically the development of multilevel latent class analysis and latent transition analysis. The strongest candidates will have previous experience applying modern statistical methods to behavioral data and demonstrate enthusiasm for innovative methods.

The postdocs will also have the opportunity to work with RARC-affiliated faculty and other external collaborators and to participate in career development opportunities, including grant writing and grant reviewing.  

Applicants must possess a PhD degree in psychology, behavioral health, public health, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Candidates must have substantive expertise in substance use and strong experience with advanced statistical analysis and interest in further developing and applying skills.

Interested applicants should send a CV and brief message of interest to Dr. Kristina Jackson at with subject line “Rutgers Addictions Research Center Post-Doc.”