The Division is hiring for the following positions:
Research Coordinator I
The Division is looking for an individual to provide research and administrative support to key members of the research team conducting addiction-related research. For more information and to apply, click here.
Cambridge Health Alliance is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and women and minority candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Undergraduate Summer Research Mentorship
The Division on Addiction, Cambridge Health Alliance, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School offers a research-intensive summer training program to undergraduates interested in learning about the science of addiction.
Undergraduate students who currently are studying at a university or four-year college are eligible for this program. Qualified students will have demonstrated an interest in research related to addiction and/or related fields of study (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, public health, public policy) and have some experience with research methods and/or scientific writing.
The Division on Addiction Undergraduate Summer Research Mentorship provides undergraduate students the opportunity to conduct supervised addiction-related research at a competitive research institution within a supportive learning environment. Our ultimate goal is to increase the number of well-trained professionals who pursue careers in addiction science.
Summer Research mentees will work directly with Division on Addiction faculty members to conduct original research related to addiction. The Division’s ongoing research efforts are diverse but share a common focus on contributing to the worldwide understanding of addiction, with the ultimate goal of alleviating the social, medical, and economic burdens caused by addictive behaviors. Research at the Division on Addiction includes studies of gambling and Internet gambling, DUI behavior and mental health, as well as mental health issues among homeless populations. Our research also includes the implementation of computerized tools to assist in the assessment and treatment of substance use and mental health problems.
Summer Research mentees learn by doing. They will receive hands-on training that targets reading and discussing scientific research papers (see www.basisonline.org), developing hypotheses, carrying out research projects (e.g., methods, measures, and data analysis), and disseminating findings in writing and in oral presentations. Though they will work primarily with one Division faculty mentor, students will attend staff research meetings to learn about other ongoing projects and how researchers meet challenges they face throughout all phases of the research process.
The Undergraduate Summer Research Mentorship does not provide stipends or housing support.
The Division on Addiction accepts applications on a rolling basis. Please e-mail a CV, a writing sample, and a letter describing your research interests and experience to Dr. Heather Gray, Associate Director of Academic Affairs, Division on Addiction.
Visiting Scholars Program
Visiting Scholars are senior academics and distinguished visitors who hold a doctoral degree or the foreign equivalent. The Division accepts no more than two Visiting Scholars annually. Visiting Scholars usually are on temporary leave from their universities or research centers. They visit the Division for relatively short periods, usually no longer than a year, to collaborate on research projects and publications with Division scholars. Visiting Scholars typically are self-supported. In collaboration with members of the Division, Visiting Scholars typically analyze and write about the results of existing research rather than collect new data. Some Visiting Scholars bring data to analyze while they are at the Division. Visiting Scholars have access to office space, telephones, and other support services while at the Division.
Please click here to see a list of former Visiting Faculty, Scholars, and Postdoctoral Fellows.
To apply for a Visiting Scholar position at the Division, please send an e-mail to Dr. Heather Gray and include the following: (1) a current CV; (2) a three-to-four page letter describing the project to be undertaken at the Division and how it relates to your past research and training; (3) a letter of faculty support. We accept applications on a rolling basis.
The Division’s Committee on Visiting Scholars meets regularly to review applications. While reviewing applications, we focus on the merit of the applicant’s proposed project and its relation to the applicant’s past work. We also examine the extent to which the proposed project is relevant to the Division’s mission of strengthening worldwide understanding of addiction through innovative research, education, and the global exchange of information. We often give preference to proposals related to the Division’s current activities. During the review process, we might solicit recommendations and other supporting materials; we also invite potential applicants to complete an interview.