Postdoctoral

Postdoctoral Fellowship We offer diverse educational and research opportunities, including postdoctoral fellowships, graduate research positions, advocacy training, and individualized documents training. Our work spans policy and historical research, economics, and science.
Fellows are recruited from a variety of fields including the basic sciences, social sciences, public health practitioners, clinical fields, political science, history, economics, law, and marketing. The Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education directs a postdoctoral fellowship program that offers supervised research experience in tobacco control with members of the Center faculty. Each trainee meets regularly with a faculty mentor regarding research progress and career or professional issues. Stipends are $2000 above the NIH scale, from approximately $41,264 - $51,884, depending on years of postdoctoral experience. The deadline for applying for fellowships beginning July 1, 2015, will be January 14, 2015.  
 
Click here to create a user profile and/or submit your application. Doctorate degree must be completed prior to July 1, 2015.
 
Curriculum:
 
• Tobacco Control Policy Issues Course
• Cancer Center Tobacco Seminar
• Writing Seminar
• Health Policy Seminar
• Tobacco Policy Research Group Meetings    
 
Tobacco Control Policy Fellows can also take courses in the following UCSF training programs:
 
• Adolescent Medicine Training Program • Institute for Health Policy Studies, Health Services Research and Policy Analysis Training Program
• Substance Abuse Treatment Training Program
• Psychology and Medicine Postdoctoral Training Program
• Social and Behavioral Sciences • Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine
• Medical Information Sciences
• Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics
• Cardiovascular Research Institute
 
Click here for a list of current fellows and their work.
 
Center Postdoctoral Training Program Earns High Praise from National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health peer review of the Center's postdoctoral training program awarded it a score of 11 (with 10 being the best possible score and 90 being the lowest).  The NIH peer review committee wrote:
 
This is an exceptional, high-impact application with numerous strengths. The training program is a national treasure that offers a unique and comprehensive didactic and mentored research experience that considers the transdisciplinary nature of tobacco control in national and international health policy. The emphasis on science to policy research is relatively rare in tobacco research  training and highly relevant, given the recent changes in tobacco control public health policies. The Program Director, Dr. Stanton Glantz, has a long and distinguished career conducting transdisciplinary research and mentoring on a wide variety of smoking-related topics and disease endpoints. He is highly qualified to continue to lead this R25T program. The Program Co-Director, Pamela Ling, M.D., M.P.H., has been actively involved in the program since its inception, and a succession plan is in place for her to eventually take over as Program Director. In addition, a large group of stellar faculty mentors is in place and the advisory committees are well chosen to provide input to the program. The environment is exceptional, including collaboration with the World Health Organization’s efforts on Tobacco Control and access to the Legacy Tobacco Documents Library; strong Institutional support is also evident. The program has been remarkably successful in achieving its aims during its initial period of funding. The applicant pool has been very strong with adequate representation of minorities, and trainees have been highly productive in terms of publications and very successful in securing permanent academic or other research positions. The specialized curriculum is dynamic and creative and has evolved in response to feedback from fellows to better suit their needs and interests.
 
Please review the attached document titled "Fellowship Application" to view our requirements.  Click on "Frequently Asked Questions" for answers to the most common application questions.

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