Center for Addiction Medicine

MGH Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine

Call for Applications


We are pleased to announce that the K12 Career Development Program in Substance Use and Addiction Medicine, based at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health, is recruiting one post-doctoral clinician-scientist to start on or after July 1, 2019.

The Program is a collaboration of the MGH Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry.  Program Directors are A. Eden Evins (Psychiatry) and Nancy Rigotti (Medicine).

The award aims to help the Scholar establish an independent research program in patient-oriented substance use and addiction research. The program provides salary, training and project support for a 2- to 3-year period of intensive mentored research training and career development. Research and training proposals are sought on a broad range of substance use and addiction medicine topics that include but are not limited to laboratory, clinical, or epidemiologic research into such topics as risk factors, neurobiologic mechanisms of addiction and recovery, treatment development, implementation of validated interventions, factors associated with recovery, and policy.

The program, a collaboration of the MGH Departments of Medicine and Psychiatry, offers a multidisciplinary clinical research training program based at MGH and Harvard Medical School. It aims to provide scholars with a concentrated research experience, mentorship, and advanced training to prepare them for leadership in addiction medicine through independent research careers in academics or industry or influential positions in government. The program will support (1) advanced education and training in research methods relevant to a scholar’s area of interest, and (2) a mentored research experience in the addiction research programs at MGH or affiliated hospitals and institutions. Awards will generally be made for 2-3 years, contingent on the scholar’s progress.

Funding includes an annual stipend of $80,000 for 75-100% effort and up to $35,000 annually in allowable research and training costs that may be applied to travel to scientific meetings, research project costs, and tuition expenses with approval of the mentor and program leaders.

Eligible applicants will have completed doctoral-level training in a clinical discipline (MD, PhD or equivalent).  Additional research training prior to this program is preferred but not required.


Applications are now being accepted for scholars to start the program in July 2019.

Final due date for applications is 5 pm EST on January 14, 2019.


Application instructions can be found here.  Applications must be accompanied by letters of recommendation, one from a clinical training program director and one from a current or recent research mentor.  A letter of support from a proposed K12 program mentor is also required. A list of mentors can be found here.

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