University of Nebraska Medical Center

Post-doctoral position in Tobacco Control

The Center for Tobacco Studies at the Rutgers University School of Public Health is excited to announce the availability of a post-doctoral position in tobacco control. Eligible candidates should have a doctoral degree in public health, behavioral science, health services research, sociology, anthropology, psychology, or a related discipline. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills and strong training in applied research. The primary responsibility of the post-doctoral fellow will be to assist in building active programs of research. The fellowship provides exceptional mentored training with an opportunity to develop research skills and collaborate with a dynamic, federally funded, multi-disciplinary team of investigators including behavioral scientists, physicians, epidemiologists, and environmental scientists. The position will offer a 12 month appointment that is renewable with a flexible start date, competitive salary, and excellent resources for career development. The fellowship can be tailored to suit the individual’s interests with opportunities for teaching experience, authorship on relevant manuscripts, collaborative grant writing experience as well as independent grant development. There is also ample support for conference travel and other training experiences. The postdoctoral fellow primary mentor will be Dr. Cristine Delnevo, a nationally recognized NIH funded investigator.  The postdoctoral fellow will also work with the Center’s core faculty: Drs. Jane Lewis and Olivia Wackowski, as well as have opportunities to collaborate with the Center’s affiliate members, including Drs. Jasjit S. Ahluwalia, Daniel Gundersen, Qingyu Meng, and Michael Steinberg.

The Center for Tobacco Studies seeks to advance the scientific base for tobacco control by conducting applied research of high quality, integrity, and innovation. The Center faculty currently direct a broad range of research projects that involve studying tobacco use survey measurement; trends in the use of non-cigarette tobacco products; tobacco regulatory science, tobacco use and cessation in special populations such as young adults and minorities; risk perceptions; and tobacco industry marketing.  Although based within the School of Public Health (sph.rutgers.edu), the Center’s faculty collaborate with the Cancer Institute of New Jersey (cinj.org), the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research (ihhcpar.rutgers.edu), the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Institute (eohsi.rutgers.edu), and the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (rwjms.rutgers.edu). The fellowship program provides an exceptionally rich environment for interdisciplinary tobacco control research.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state’s preeminent public institution of higher education. The School of Public Health is located on the Rutgers University–New Brunswick and RBHS at Newark campuses, and is close to New York City and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean.

If interested, submit your letter of intent, CV, and three letters of reference to the Center Manager, Mary Hrywna, MPH at mary.hrywna@sph.rutgers.edu. For more information, please contact Ms. Hrywna at (732) 235-9728. Applicants must also apply via the Rutgers University Human Resources posting which can be found here:  https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/18284