Postdoctoral Fellow in Tobacco Research, UPenn/Rutgers TCORS Opportunity

Expires 26 October 2019

The University of Pennsylvania - Rutgers University Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (UPenn-RU TCORS) is accepting applications for a two-year post-doctoral fellowship. The fellowship will align with the Center’s focus on the effects of advertising, packaging and labeling on perceptions, use and exposure to combustible tobacco products. Post-doctoral fellows in our program obtain skills and experiences necessary to excel in a career as an independent investigator. Such skills include developing research ideas, critically evaluating the current literature, developing effective presentation skills, writing higher impact papers, building healthy collaborations, and developing a competitive grant proposal. These skills are nurtured through mentoring, didactics, and networking opportunities. 

Fellows will work closely with mentors on current projects including the examination of cigarette packaging and marketing on risk perceptions and use, as well as identifying effective strategies to better inform the public about product risk. Fellows will have the opportunity to work across varying study designs, methodologies and populations. The current research portfolio focuses on a theme of communication and tobacco use, applying laboratory smoking behavior, eye tracking, biosampling, and tobacco control and policy perspectives, to examine these themes. Postdoctoral fellow initiated projects related to the Center’s themes may be funded through our developmental pilot funding program. 

Fellows will work under the supervision of Dr. Andrew Strasser and Dr. Janet Audrain-McGovern and receive guidance from other faculty in the UPenn-RU TCORS as well as the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Nicotine Addiction at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Qualifications include a doctoral degree in social/behavioral sciences, public health, psychology or other related area. Salary and benefits are competitive. Funds are available for relocation expenses. Funds for career development related travel are also provided. Applications should include a letter of introduction, CV, and names and contact information for three references. Applications will be considered on a continuing basis with a fellowship beginning as early as September 2019. Please forward materials to Dr. Janet Audrain-McGovern at To obtain additional information, please call or contact Dr. Audrain-McGovern (215-746-7145), or Dr. Strasser (215-746-5788,, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 3535 Market Street, Suite 4100, Philadelphia, PA 19104.