Training Opportunities

The UAMS National Institute on Drug Abuse T32 training program is accepting applications for postdoctoral training in the application of human functional and structural brain imaging in addiction problem solving. Centered on 3T MRI, training positions span five training faculty across the Brain Imaging Research Center (BIRC) and Center for Addiction Research (CAR) in UAMS’ Psychiatric Research Institute. Training opportunities are available in:

  • Computational neuroscience of functional brain network
  • Cognitive neuroscience related to the addiction proces
  • Neurodevelopmental trajectories of addiction risk and resilienc
  • Child and adolescent neuroimagin
  • Exploring the developmental brain-behavior-environment associations within the ABCD dataset

These training opportunities exist within the outstanding addiction research career development opportunities offered by the UAMS NIDA T32 training program. Entering its 11th year of NIDA support and with hallmark properties of innovation, diversity, connectivity and outcomes, the multi-level training program offers mentored individualized training paths within the context of strong professional development opportunities and cross-disciplinary training that spans the full T0-T4 range of translational science. Supported by a network of 25 training faculty, we offer innovative and effective training in research ethics, grant writing, and mentorship, facilitated by our addiction course (Drug Addiction: Science, Society, and Human Health) and five-image connectivity presentation series. The training program seeks to integrate addiction research and medicine to provide trainees with broadened training in translational science benefits to human health and society.

Interested applications should contact the UAMS NIDA T32 Program Manager Jan Hollenberg, MS, ( or Clint Kilts, Ph.D., the Program Director (

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