Professional Development Opportunities


Faculty Positions in Affective Science and Affective Neuroscience

As part of a multi-year initiative to enhance existing strengths and interests in affective science, the Department of Psychology ( at Texas A&M University invites applications for two Assistant-level tenure-track faculty positions with research interests in emotion regulation, broadly construed, to begin Fall 2015. These two positions are the first of several positions aimed at creating a world-class core of translational researchers focused on understanding the processes underlying emotion and its regulation. For the current positions, the specialty (e.g., Clinical, Cognitive, Developmental, I/O, Neuroscience, Social) is open. One position is for candidates with expertise in functional neuroimaging. The University has created a state of the art research facility consisting of both an fMRI and PET scanner to support recruitment for this hiring initiative. The second position is for candidates who include neuroscience or other psychophysiological techniques in human or animal models of affect (e.g., electroencephalography, functional genomics, functional neuroimaging, pharmaco- or optogenetic methods, transcranial stimulation) and/or to those candidates whose affective science research builds on departmental strengths in the study of individual differences. Applicants should be able to contribute to one or more existing graduate programs. For both positions, successful applicants should have an outstanding record of research achievement and potential for extramural funding. All candidates should have an interest in collaborative interdisciplinary research, and have a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate education. A Ph.D. in psychology or closely-related field is required. Applicants should send electronic copies of a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, statement on research and teaching, sample research publications, and three letters of recommendation to Brandon Schmeichel ( The search committee will begin reviewing applications September 15, 2014 and will continue to review new applications until the positions are filled. 

Deputy Director, National Center for Health Statistics
Department Of Health And Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Resonsibilities include: provide leadership and executive direction, coordination, implementation, and strategic planning to guide actions and policies to help identify and address critical health problems and to improve the health of people; Serve as a primary source of technical and managerial guidance to all organizational elements of NCHS and participate fully with the Director, NCHS in the total management of the organization, including the operational activities of the office; provide guidance and leadership on obtaining and managing statistical information, data availability, data collection and dissemination methods;p rovide senior management oversight to assure data systems provide information to monitor change in health status and health care in response to legislation; collaborate with partners throughout the public health community to develop an improved vital statistic system, surveillance information, and health surveys. For more information, please click here.

Application Deadline: Monday, August 18, 2014

NIH, Director, Division of Extramural Research (DER)

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health is seeking exceptional candidates for the position of Director, Division of Extramural Research (DER).  The DER Director position offers an exciting opportunity for scientific and managerial leadership in developing and implementing extramural research programs in support of NIDA’s mission.  The Division of Extramural Research manages funding programs in support of drug abuse and addiction research.  The DER Director provides executive and managerial leadership in setting scientific priorities, making program decisions, developing and implementing policy, and determining the allocation of significant NIDA resources.  For more information, please click here.

Applications will be accepted August 8-18, 2014.

Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities

The National Institutes of Health is seeking a first-rate scientific leader for the position of Director, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). The incumbent will have superb research credentials in minority health and health disparities in order to engage the community in fulfilling a new vision for NIMHD. He/she provides leadership and direction to the Institute and advises the NIH Director and Institute and Center (IC) Directors on the development of NIH-wide policy issues related to minority health disparities research, research on other health disparities, and related research training and serves as principal liaison with other agencies of the DHHS and Federal Government. The mission of the NIMHD is to lead scientific research to improve minority health and eliminate health disparities, to accomplish this, the Director will work collaboratively with his/her peers to develop, articulate, and implement a shared vision for minority health research. The NIMHD Director also plans, reviews, coordinates, and evaluates all minority health and health disparities research and activities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH); conducts and supports research in minority health and health disparities; promotes and supports the training of a diverse research workforce; translates and disseminates research information; and fosters innovative collaborations and partnerships. For more information, click here.


The National Hispanic and Latino Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC)
2014 National Conference -Integrating Research, Education, and Services to Reduce Behavioral Health Disparities in Hispanic and Latino Populations
October 8-9, 2014 at The Commons Learning Center at the University of Texas at Austin

The 2014 National Hispanic and Latino ATTC Conference provides attendees a unique opportunity to learn about behavioral health disparities in Hispanic and Latino populations from leading clinicians and researchers in the field. Presenters will not only facilitate a better understanding of the unique issues faced by Hispanics and Latinos in accessing and utilizing culturally appropriate mental health and substance abuse treatment services, but will also help participants build skills in the application of evidence based practices to help reduce these disparities. The conference will include presentations covering a breadth of topics related to behavioral health issues and services for Latinos and Hispanics, interactive workshops with a focus on skill-building, panel presentations bringing together top experts in the field, and a supportive environment where providers, researchers, and educators can share ideas and resources to help improve the quality of services for our Hispanic and Latino populations.  Registration and call for posters are open! To register and for more information, please visit:


Public Health Online

Click here to access community resources for public health careers and education.

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.


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.