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Full-time Post-Doctoral Associate, Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management, Boston University School of Public Health

Tracking Code22599930741017Job Description

The Department of Health Law, Policy, and Management at Boston University School of Public Health is seeking a full-time (40 hours/week) Post-Doctoral Associate to lead and support research activities on a study funded by the National Cancer Institute focused on tobacco regulatory science and health communication. The position will be supervised by Dr. Jennifer Cornacchione Ross.

This Post-Doctoral position provides opportunities to conduct NIH-funded research and receive training in health communication, tobacco regulatory science, tobacco disparities, behavioral economics, and longitudinal surveys. There are also opportunities to work on other tobacco communication projects, including marketing and adolescent-focused research.

Training will be individualized for the postdoc to develop competencies in communication and tobacco policy research, and the fellow will have opportunities to participate in workshops and trainings and attend professional meetings and conferences. They will lead manuscripts and contribute to grant proposals.

The primary responsibilities will include supporting project coordination and activities (25%), supporting data management and analyses (10%), leading and supporting manuscript writing and grant writing (25%), and leading other independent research and professional development activities that otherwise advances the candidate’s career (40%).

Funding for this position exists through April 2024 with the possibility for continued funding.

Required Skills


  • Experience leading and writing peer reviewed manuscripts
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently, while also working well with teams
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and efficiently manage time
  • Statistical software and programming skills (such as SAS, STATA, R)
  • PhD or equivalent in communication, social/behavioral sciences, public health, psychology, or a related field
  • Interest in tobacco regulatory science or communication

To apply:

To apply, please email [email protected] a cover letter, resume or CV, summary of research interests, and at least one writing sample. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University’s COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University’s response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job LocationBoston, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular


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