Integrative Training in Addictions

T32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in Addiction Research

The University of Chicago has openings for post-doctoral trainees in addiction research. This NIDA Training Program offers exciting interdisciplinary experiences across a range of areas, including molecular, behavioral, epidemiological and treatment research. In addition to their primary research projects, trainees engage in diverse training experiences through externships, seminars, career development workshops, co-mentorship opportunities and interactions with visiting scientists. Primary trainers include faculty from the Departments of Neurobiology (Zhuang, Green), Anesthesia and Critical Care (McGehee, Xu), Psychiatry and Behavioral Science (de Wit, King), Public Health Sciences (Hedeker) and the School for Social Service Administration (Pollack, Schneider). This program offers a lively intellectual environment that emphasizes cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration. 

Post-doctoral candidates should contact the faculty member with whom they wish to work and submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae to Lili Gonzalez Appointments are usually for two years. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.

What’s new with the NIDA training grant at University of Chicago?

"How do addictive drugs affect brain function? Study of mice highlights connections"

Read more about the new insights Dr. Kasthuri’s lab, in collaboration with fellow UChicago researchers, have gained into the anatomical changes drugs can cause in the brain.

John Schneider, MD, MPH has received the 2021 Arete Award for Civic Responsibility!


Our T32 Training Faculty John Schneider, MD, MPH, has received the 2021 Arete Award for Civic Responsibility from the American Community Schools of Athens (ACS Athens). ACH Athens is an international school located in Athens, Greece, and Dr. Schneider received this award for providing generous guidance to the school during their COVID-19 response. Congratulations, Dr. Schneider.

"A Measure of Pleasure"

For nearly two decades psychologist Andrea King has followed a group of social drinkers to find out why only some develop alcohol use disorder.

Dr. Ming Xu and his colleagues have recently published exciting new findings on a potential new treatment for cocaine addiction

The NIDA T32 Training Program at The University of Chicago provides a unique multidisciplinary opportunity for both pre and postdoctoral trainees interested in addiction and substance abuse research.  Our training faculty include world-renowned experts in addiction research at every level, from molecular genetics and cellular approaches, to behavior, epidemiology and treatment.  With this breadth of faculty expertise, we aim to educate trainees in the multiple dimensions of this complex social and biological problem.

The University of Chicago has a long record of commitment to drug abuse research, beginning in 1972 when the NIDA-funded Drug Abuse Research Center was established.  Since then, our faculty have included pioneers of addiction research, including Jerry Jaffe, Lewis Seiden, Daniel X Freedman, Bob Schuster, Marian Fischman and Chris-Ellyn Johanson.   Building on this long tradition, current faculty include leaders in neuropharmacology and behavioral pharmacology of addiction, using both animal models and human subjects, as well as key epidemiological and public policy research. The University has recently expanded its commitment to neuroscience through new investments in genetics as well as systems/computational neuroscience and clinical research. These significant investments create a rich intellectual environment with exciting new opportunities addiction research.