Stanton Glantz, Professor of Medicine and Director of the UC San Francisco Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to conduct policy research in the evolving policy environment around marijuana policy and how it interacts with tobacco control policymaking. This work will include research on the state and local policymaking process as it relates to tobacco control. 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.

Strong analytical and writing skills are required. This position is for two to three years and suitable for an individual with a political science, public health, or legal background who are looking to gain research experience on the way to further career development. Postdoctoral fellows will receive an annual salary commensurate with their experience, approximately $46,000 to $58,000, consistent with to the NIH stipend scale. Positions include benefits.

The successful applicant will also participate in the Center’s training program.

  • Applicants must have completed their doctorate degree prior to the start of this position
  • Applicants must be a citizen or non-citizen national of the U.S.

Send a letter describing your research experience, a summary of career objectives, your CV/resume, two writing samples of your work, and three references to Stanton Glantz, Box 1390, University of California, 530 Parnassus Ave., San Francisco, CA 91413-1390, or by email to [email protected].

See the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education for more information.