PostDoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Issues


Postdoctoral Fellowships in Tobacco Control Research

Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent Degree

The purpose of the fellowship is to attract individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to develop a new 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.

The need for tobacco control experts continues to grow with Congress’ recent legislation granting the US Food and Drug Administration authority to regulate tobacco products, passage of health care reform, with its emphasis on disease prevention and the implementation of the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control, the world’s first public health treaty.

The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral training in tobacco related research. Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in collaborative trans-disciplinary 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.  Fellows have come from medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology.  Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance.

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.  UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library.

Postdoctoral trainees will receive an annual salary commensurate with their experience, approximately
$37,740 - $52,068, according to the NIH stipend scale. 

Learn more about the Center, the fellowship program, current fellows, and faculty and their research interests at the (website).

Applications are due January 26, 2011 for fellowships beginning July 1, 2011.

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