Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Tobacco Control Research at UCSF Opportunity

Expires 4 June 2019

Academic Background Required: Doctorate/Equivalent Degree

The purpose of the fellowship is:

  • To prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco control.
  • Upon completion of training, fellows will be well positioned to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control interventions.
  • The fellowship supports two years of postdoctoral training in all aspects of tobacco control research:
  • Our program stresses the skills needed to conduct research in diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings.
  • We emphasize leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical practice.
  • Postdoctoral fellows will have exposure to diverse training, including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program.

Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance. Fellows have come from medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology.

Postdoc fellows receive an annual salary commensurate with experience of approximately $49,000 - $59,000.

Learn more about the Center, the fellowship program, current fellows, and faculty and their research interests at

APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 2019, for fellowships beginning JULY 1, 2019.

Candidates must submit an online application, please visit our website:

For more information email: or phone: 415-476-0140

UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. We offer individual mentorship with UCSF faculty along with courses in tobacco specific topics, health policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and biostatistics. We place a high priority on developing a fellowship program that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply.

UCSF reaffirms its commitment to nondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment. It is the policy of the University of California, San Francisco to provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), genetic information (including family medical history), age (over 40), citizenship, or service in the uniformed services (as defined by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994).

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An emphasis on cross-discipline, creative thinking around tobacco issues is a core feature of the training. The mentor pool is exceptionally strong and offers fellows diverse options. The leadership of this training program …appears to be superlative. It is evident that there is a significant level of institutional commitment to the program. … Overall, this is an exceptional program.