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Academic Addiction Psychiatry - Physician Scientist

University of Missouri School of Medicine & MU Health Care
Columbia, MO
  • Over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

University of Missouri School of Medicine

Department of Psychiatry 

Clinical Addiction Psychiatrist - Physician-Scientist

Tenure-Tenure Track, All Ranks

The University of Missouri for School of Medicine (SOM), MU Health Care (MUHC), and the Missouri Psychiatric Center (MUPC) are seeking an Addiction Psychiatrist with expertise in Psychopharmacology or Non-invasive neural stimulation and a program of research. 

The successful applicant will have tremendous opportunities to work in an established team-science environment. Addiction research represents one of the strengths at MU. MU investigators possess significant strength in human laboratory-based research of substance use disorders. As of May 1, 2020, NIH supports 14 projects across 11 different MU investigators to research substance use disorders. MU is also home to a long-standing NIAAA T32 training grant supporting graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

Learn More About The NextGen Cognitive Neuroscience Systems (CNS) Core Facility Here

Core Job Responsibilities:

  • 50% Clinical 50% Funded Research
  • Maintain extramural grant funding
  • Collaborate with existing addiction scientists at MU by participating in Phase II and/or Phase III randomized clinical trials. 
  • Develop and execute objectives through independent research, team projects, or managing outsourced research activities to maximize efficiency.
  • Prepare and communicate presentation of scientific strategy related to programs, data, and interpretation to audiences at different levels of knowledge and expertise
  • Maintains expert knowledge of state-of-the-art principles/theories related to addiction science and treatment. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • MD/DO
  • BC in Psychiatry
  • BE in Addiction Psychiatry

Preferred Qualifications Include: 

  • 0-3+ years of relevant post-graduate experience, K or R awarded researcher
  • Publication record demonstrating expertise in addiction neuroscience
  • Hands-on experience with successful initiation and completion of projects related to cellular, molecular, or systems neuroscience. Clear examples of individual achievement and team achievement.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in molecular, cellular, circuit-based, epigenetics, or gene therapy approach

About The University of Missouri School of Medicine  

MU is one of the few institutions in the country with colleges of medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering, nursing, and health professions on one campus. At MU's comprehensive academic medical center, scientists join clinicians in producing lifesaving discoveries and delivering them to patients through a far-reaching network of hospitals, clinics, and telehealth sites. MU has more than 280 degree programs, 34,255 students, and 250,000 alumni. The School of Medicine's more than 650 faculty physicians and scientists educate more than 1,000 medical students, residents, fellows, and other students seeking advanced degrees.

Employees of the University of Missouri and University of Missouri Healthcare are eligible for the Public Student Loan Forgiveness Program.

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Our Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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