Professional Development Opportunities


U.S.-Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship

The NIDA US-Mexico Drug Abuse Prevention Research Fellowship provides a unique opportunity for Mexican researchers to obtain postdoctoral training with a NIDA-supported U.S. mentor. Applicants and their U.S. mentor may propose to conduct their research in any area of drug abuse prevention research, such as prevention intervention research, prevention services research, prevention methodology, or drug abuse prevention as HIV/AIDS prevention. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Laboratory of Neuropharmacology‐Neurophar, Universitat Pompeu Fabra

The Laboratory of Neuropharmacology, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, in Barcelona, Spain, seeks an outstanding scientist who has demonstrated (or has strong potential for) innovation and leadership in research, to integrate her/him in their research group which covers a broad range of topics in neuroscience. For more information, click here.

Application Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2014.

Pre- and Post-Doctoral Training Program in Substance Abuse Epidemiology

An outstanding pre- and post-doctoral training program in substance abuse epidemiology is offered at Columbia University through the Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health. Current fellows in this NIDA-funded training program are working in the areas of epidemiology, stress research, genetics, comorbidity, and HIV. Training includes public health aspects of substance use and addiction, analysis of global, national and community data across individual and ecological levels, measurement issues, integration of genetic markers in epidemiologic studies, and prevention and intervention studies.  For more information, click here.

Lecturer and Program Director, University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Department of Psychology, University Of Massachusetts Amherst invites applications for a full-time lecturer, non-tenure track position, beginning Fall 2014. For more information, click here.

STEM Positions, Naugatuck Valley Community College, Waterbury, Connecticut

Naugatuck Valley Community College, in Waterbury, CT a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education, Connecticut State Colleges and Universities, invites applications for the following anticipated openings in our Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Division. For more information, click here.

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Employment Opportunities

Visit to view the full job announcements. Under ‘key words', type in "AHRQ".

National Non-Profit Job Database

Please click on this link to search open positions.


Summer Program in Neuroscience Ethics & Survival (SPINES)

This successful program, funded by NIMH and offered at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA, has contributed to the professional development of graduate students and postdocs for over 20 years. The course consists of laboratory exercises and seminars on hot topics in neuroscience research, workshops on critical professional skills, and it offers students unrivaled opportunities to network with neuroscientists from around the world who spend the summer working at the MBL. For more information, please click here.  

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2014.


College on Problems of Drug Dependence (CPDD) Membership Drive 

Click here for the flyer. NIH-funded Website

Click here to access resources and practical information for researchers across a broad range of topics, with a focus on those in the behavioral and social science field.

For further resources, also visit the 4researchers Links page.

Dialogues on Diversifying Clinical Trials: Successful Strategies for Engaging Women and Minorities

Information and presentation slides on minority and gender representation in clinical trials.

AAAS Science Report: Race, Ethnicity and NIH Research Awards

More information available at this link.

The William T. Grant Foundation Mentoring Guide

Access this resource entitled Maximizing Mentoring: A Guide for Building Strong Relationships on the Foundation's website by clicking here.

Mental Disorder Recovery

More information available at this link.


NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices

Information on grant policies, guidelines and funding opportunities.

Successful NIH grant proposals

Examples of successful NIH grant proposals at NIAID.

National Health Council Database

A resource to help link unfunded NIH applications with potential non-governmental funding sources.