Funding Opportunity: Join an Addiction Research Team as Part of a Diversity Supplement

November 2, 2020

A diversity supplement is funding for which a scientific researcher can apply to allow for the addition of a trainee from an underrepresented minority group to an existing NIH-funded project team to further that trainee’s education and career development. Dr. Roger Vilardaga in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is currently seeking a trainee for inclusion in a diversity supplement application to be submitted in February 2021.

In previous work, Dr. Vilardaga and colleagues developed a new model to deliver wider-reaching smoking cessation interventions to individuals with serious mental illness; the current project proposes to test the efficacy of this new model in a multi-site randomized controlled trial. For this diversity supplement opportunity, Dr. Vilardaga would like to recruit a post-doctoral student for a 2- to 3-year commitment as part of the research team. The ideal candidate would possess:

  • An interest in addiction research, mHealth, serious mental illness, and/or working with under-served populations (co-occurring mental illness among racial/ethnic minorities)
  • Training in clinical psychology or related field
  • Experience conducting psychiatric interviews and clinical trials research

Please contact Dr. Vilardaga with questions about the role and/or its requirements. If you’re interested in pursuing this opportunity, please email your expression of interest, as well as a current C.V., to Amanda McMillan by no later than November 16. The selected candidate will help draft the NIH supplement application and so should be available to participate in that process over the months of December and January.