Post-Doctoral Fellow for Tobacco Prevention Research, MD Anderson Cancer Center Opportunity

Expires 23 September 2019

A population-based research team in MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Department of Behavioral Sciences is looking for a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Fellow. The candidate selected would join a team directed by Alexander Prokhorov, MD, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science. The research focuses include: tobacco prevention among adolescents and young adults, behavioral change, and use of E-Health technology. The candidate will conduct research aimed at developing interventions that dissuade youth and young adults from uptake of conventional as well as new and emerging tobacco products. In addition, other options are tobacco cessation, dissemination and health communication research. Several global research collaborations are on-going and could be a consideration for the candidate. The candidate will utilize an array of innovative approaches to contribute to this work. A Ph.D. in the field of public health or a related field and a demonstrated track record of productive doctoral research are required. A strong publication record is desired. Commitment to apply for independent support is also required. The successful candidate must have excellent oral and written scientific communication skills, be well-organized, have ability to develop creative approaches to experimental design and be able to function independently and work collaboratively on-site, during regular office hours.
Another option for pursing this position is an ABD doctoral candidate who is in their final semester of completing their dissertation. The candidate could start as a graduate research assistant and transfer position to post-doc as they graduate.

Please e-mail CV and cover letter to Ms. Maria Flores at

The position is available beginning July, 2019.