Post-Doctoral Training Opportunities in Tobacco Regulatory Science
(Tobacco Policy Research)
Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2020
The Department of Preventive Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) is accepting applications for open post-doctoral scholar positions in the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS). The post-doctoral scholar position will include training in Tobacco Regulatory Science (TRS), which is research that provides evidence that will inform the Food and Drug Administration regulation of tobacco products. For additional background, see FDA, NIH and the USC TCORS websites.
This 2-year program includes coursework, project immersion, professional development, and the opportunity to conduct independent research under the guidance of a USC TCORS faculty mentor. Trainees will be matched to 1-2 USC TCORS research projects over the course of the program, participate in Population Core and Career Enhancement Core activities, and join the USC team of investigators. Upon completion of the training, fellows will be well positioned to be leaders and active participants in science that informs tobacco product regulatory policies. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this position may begin remotely before transitioning to an on-campus position; timing of return to campus will be in accordance with USC guidelines.
Required Qualifications: This opportunity is for individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, population, social, behavioral, and policy sciences. Applicants must hold a PhD, MD, DDS, ScD, DrPH, PharmD or equivalent doctoral degree from an accredited institution. Applicants must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the U.S. or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence by the time of award.
Application Deadline: On a rolling basis
Required Application Materials:
Salary is competitive and includes full postdoctoral employee benefits. Post-doctoral fellows will be encouraged to apply to internal USC TCORS pilot grants that can support up to $60,000 in research costs.
For more information, please contact: Kiana Rowshan, firstname.lastname@example.org, 323-442-7253.