The Research Training on Alcohol Etiology and Treatment program, funded through NIAAA, provides specialized postdoctoral training to scientists in preparation for conducting addictions research.
The UB Research Institute on Addictions postdoctoral program offers:
The mainstays of RIA’s scientific endeavors are the senior research scientists who develop and conduct research on the etiology, prevention and treatment of addictive behaviors. There are nearly 30 doctoral-level staff representing a variety of disciplines, including sociology, psychology (social, organizational, developmental, physiological and clinical), epidemiology and neuroscience.
Established in 2000 through a NIAAA grant of nearly $1.2 million, the training program was renewed in 2005 with a grant of nearly $1.7 million, in 2010 with a $1.76 million grant, and in 2016 with a $2 million grant.
For more than 40 years, RIA has conducted groundbreaking research on significant addiction issues. Our scientists have made and continue to make important and widely recognized contributions to our knowledge regarding addictive behaviors.
RIA’s diverse research portfolio includes topics related to the following:
Learn more about RIA’s current and previous research endeavors.
RIA scientists are working on a variety of multi-year, federally funded projects that represent a range of interdisciplinary studies. Methodologies used include surveys, basic research techniques, ecological momentary assessment, clinical outcome studies and sophisticated statistical techniques.
A national leader in the study of addictions since 1970, RIA is a center of research excellence at the University at Buffalo. RIA occupies a five-story building on the Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus. This urban medical campus, located on 100 acres just outside the downtown district, includes several of the region’s major health care and research-related institutions.
The Buffalo Niagara region includes world-class architecture, delicious regional and international cuisine, superb theatre, major league sports, the amazing Albright-Knox Art Gallery, the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Niagara Falls and annual summertime festivals that run from May to October. Housing, hotels, galleries, restaurants, entertainment, transportation and the cost of living in Buffalo are all nearly 10 percent below the national average.
Interested individuals are encouraged to contact either Kenneth E. Leonard (RIA director), or R. Lorraine Collins (associate dean for research and professor, School of Public Health and Health Professions), co-training directors, in advance of submitting application materials.
Applications including a vita, representative reprints, two to three letters of reference, and a cover letter describing research interests and training goals may be forwarded to:
Alcohol Research Postdoctoral
Attn: Kenneth E. Leonard and R. Lorraine Collins
Research Institute on Addictions
1021 Main Street
Buffalo, New York 14203-1016
Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence. AA/EOE