To apply for this position, please apply within the UM Careers Website (http://careers.umich.edu) and provide as one packet, uploaded into the system: Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file:
Cover letter expressing interest in the position and highlighting relevant research experience.
Curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications.
Contact information for three professional references.
The renewed FDA and NCI-funded Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on tobacco regulatory policy implementation and dissemination. The fellow will be housed within one of four CAsToR institutions: the University of Michigan, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Yale University, or Georgetown University. The fellow will serve as a central node of activity for the Policy Analysis and Dissemination Core, a project tasked with increasing the understanding and deepening the interface between tobacco control research and policy implementation. The PAD core's role is to draw lessons from existing evidence and policies worldwide to provide insights to US policy makers and beyond. We will do this through case studies of tobacco control policies in other juristictions, reviewing available literature, and translating academic findings into practice.
This position offers an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research in the field of public health and tobacco control. To further their development into an independent scholar, the fellow will join an interdisciplinary, multi-institution team of scholars and researchers with a track record of policy engaged research and impact. They will have access to resources and opportunities within the other projects and cores of CAsToR and join an international community of junior scholars supported by CAsToR's Career Enhancement Core (CEC). The CEC provides and connects junior investigators with collaborative research experiences, educational activities, mentorship, professional networking opportunities, and scientific communications training in tobacco regulatory science. The fellow will also have opportunities to apply for grant funding, develop their own research agenda, and grow into the role of an independent investigator.
Conduct annual qualitative international comparative case studies on current topics in tobacco regulatory policy implementation.
Perform document reviews and conduct key-informant interviews with policymakers and stakeholders in different case countries
Synthesize and interpret qualitative data within political science and public policy frameworks
Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals.
Work with simulation modelers, epidemiologists, and economists across CAsToR to prepare public-facing translational materials that share research findings
Contribute to the dissemination of best practices for implementing tobacco control policies to domestic and global policy stakeholders
Deliver a comparative case study of a selected tobacco control policy, publishable in a peer-reviewed journal once a year
Assist in the conduct of evidence syntheses on matters of critical interest in tobacco control policy
Work collaboratively with the NIH-funded Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) Policy Analysis and Dissemination Core.
Catalog the impact of CAsToR Researchers on the policymaking process
Doctorate in Public Health, Political Science, Public Policy, or a related field.
Experience in qualitative research projects, including document review and key-informant interviewing.
Strong analytical and writing skills, with a demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed journals.
Strong communication skills with experience in research translation for policy and media audiences.
Self-directed and able to work independently as well as collaboratively within a multi-center collaborative grant environment.
Knowledge and interest in tobacco control policy and public health.
The postdoctoral fellowship consists of a one year appointment with the possibility of a renewal the second year, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.
Compensation (salary and benefits) will be offered according to University of Michigan and NIH guidelines.
Michigan Public Health is seeking a dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.
Work Location: While the selected candidate will be an employee of the University of Michigan, the project has three (3) participating institutions from which on-site work is possible - University of Michigan, Georgetown University, and Yale University. Remote work/hybrid options from within the United States may also be available to suit your work-life balance.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.