November 28, 2016

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Research Opportunity to work with Stanton Glantz on Marijuana and Tobacco Policymaking Research

Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine and Director of the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education is seeking an individual to conduct policy research in the evolving policy environment around marijuana policy and how it interacts with tobacco control policymaking at the state and local level.
The project involves preparing detailed case studies on policy making in states with a variety of marijuana policies, including research on the development and passage (or defeat) of relevant legislation, implementation, funding and management of marijuana and tobacco control programs, efforts of public health advocates to promote public health programs, and opposition to public health policies by the marijuana and tobacco industries and their allies and surrogates. Data collection will involve researching written records, relevant laws, analyzing campaign contribution information, conducting interviews and doing field research.
Specialists appointed at the junior rank must possess a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent degree) in political science, public health, law, or related field. Specialists appointed at the Assistant rank must possess a master’s degree (or equivalent degree) in political science, public health, law, or related field.  (People with doctoral degrees will be considered for appointment as postdoctoral fellows.)
Strong analytical and writing skills are required. We prefer a candidate who is willing to commit for at least two to three years and is looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development. All application packets must include a cover letter describing your interests and experience, your CV/resume, and 2 writing samples of your work. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue as needed throughout the recruitment period.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with the applicants’ experience and training. Please apply online at
Applicants may learn more about the Center at UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. About the University of California, San Francisco: The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and high-quality patient care. It is the only UC campus in the 10-campus system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.

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