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JCOIN Postdoctoral Fellowship
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky
Date Posted 05/14/2022
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details
Posting Details

Job Title JCOIN Postdoctoral Fellowship
Requisition Number DU09345
Department Name 40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range $47,476/Annually
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
Must have completed a doctoral degree within the past two years, or longer with justification, or will complete the doctoral degree before the date of appointment.  
Required Related Experience
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time. Effectively communicating with individuals from diverse backgrounds and varied professional levels.
Monday-Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hours/week)
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky was awarded one of the NIH-funded Justice Community Opioid Innovation Network (JCOIN) Clinical Research Center grants with the overall aim of increasing access to medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) among justice-involved women with a history of opioid use disorder (OUD) following jail release.  The project is a type 1 hybrid effectiveness and implementation trial to examine an innovative telehealth pre-treatment model (alone and in combination with peer navigators) for justice-involved women in transition from jail to the community in 9 sites (6 experimental and 3 comparison, Services as Usual [SAU] sites).  The study also includes a focus on social networks that enhance treatment and recovery support following release from jail, as well as scientific aims, focused on study implementation and intervention cost-analysis.
The Kentucky JCOIN hub will support two postdoctoral fellowships (salary and benefits).  Fellowship recipients will be expected to develop their own manuscripts and presentations while also contributing to the larger research program focused on justice-involved women under the mentorship of one or more JCOIN faculty.  Fellows will also be expected to actively participate in departmental and professional research-related activities. Preference will be given to applicants with a research focus on women, substance use disorders, social networks, and/or implementation science.  In addition, a series of research career development activities and training, including grant writing, will be available which are designated to enhance the fellow’s competitiveness for a future faculty position.  
Applicants must be eligible to compete for federally-funded postdoctoral grants. This includes the eligibility requirement that, by the time of award, the individual must be a citizen or a non-citizen national of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence.  They also must have completed the doctoral degree within the past two years, or longer with justification, or will complete the doctoral degree before the date of appointment.  
Selection criteria include:
-          Evidence of scholarship with competitive potential for a tenure-track faculty appointment at a research university
-          Fit between the research interests of the candidate and the chosen JCOIN mentor(s)
-          Strong support from mentor(s) and references
The application dossier should contain the following documents in the order listed, saved as a single PDF, and emailed to Dr. Michele Staton (mstaton@uky.edu).  
-          Cover letter (1-2 pages) that addresses how participation in this postdoctoral fellowship will advance the research career of the candidate, as well as his/her contribution to the empirical research on women, substance use disorders, social networks, and/or implementation science.
-          A brief training plan (1-2 pages) that covers areas of interest for training and professional development, long and short-term career goals, areas of targeted areas for mentorship, and if applicable, proposed mentor.  
-          Curriculum Vitae
In addition to the application dossier, interest applicants should also request a minimum of two reference letters (including at least one from the primary mentor) emailed confidentially to Dr. Michele Staton at mstaton@uky.edu . 
Applications will be reviewed as they are received and until the positions are filled.
The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 12/30/2022
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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