October 4, 2012

Stanton A. Glantz, PhD

Two Tobacco Control Researcher Positions Available to Work with Stan Glantz

Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine and Director of the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education is seeking an individual interested in conducting a broad range of research projects related to tobacco control.  These include: (1) State and local policymaking process as it relates to tobacco control. The project involves preparing detailed case studies on tobacco policy making in different states, including research on the development and passage (or defeat) of state and local tobacco control legislation, funding and management of tobacco control programs, efforts of public health advocates to promote public health programs, and opposition to tobacco control by the tobacco industry and its allies and surrogates; (2) Influence of the tobacco industry on the scientific process, particularly as it relates to efforts to regulate secondhand smoke and cigarette design; (3) Statistical and economic analysis of tobacco control programs and related issues. Data collection will involve researching written records, analyzing campaign contribution information, conducting interviews and doing field research.

Strong analytical and writing skills are important. This position is for one to three years and suitable for an individual with a political science, public health, legal, statistical, economic, or relevant life sciences background who is looking to gain research experience as a postdoctoral fellow or on the way to further career development, such as going on to graduate, medical, or law school.   Individuals at all levels may apply. .  Postdoctoral fellows will receive an annual salary commensurate with their experience, approximately $39,264 to $49,884, consistent with to the NIH stipend scale  Salary $34,680 or higher, depending on experience, for people below the doctoral level.  Positions also include benefits.

Send a letter describing your interests and experience and writing samples of your work to Stanton Glantz, Box 1390, University of California, 530 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 91413-1390, or email to [email protected].

"UCSF is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. The University undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for underutilized minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for covered veterans. www.ucsf.edu"

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