Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research

$50,000 - $60,000 yearly
  • UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education
  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Oct 15, 2019
Full time Research

Job Description

Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent Degree (MD, DDS, JD)

The purpose of the fellowship is:
• To prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco control.
• Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions.
• Reference our fellows’ alumni status:

The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral training in all aspects of tobacco control research:
• Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings.
• We emphasize leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical practice.
• Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training, including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program.

Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance. Fellows have come from medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology.

UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. We offer individual mentorship with UCSF faculty along with courses in tobacco specific topics, health policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and biostatistics. We place a high priority on developing a fellowship program that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

Postdoc fellows receive an annual salary commensurate with experience of approximately $50,000 - $60,000.
To learn more about the Center, the fellowship program, current fellows, and faculty and their research interests,
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APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED UNTIL JANUARY 22, 2020, for fellowships beginning
on JULY 1, 2020. To apply, please visit: