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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tobacco Intervention Research, Schroeder Institute at Truth Initiative

The Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies at Truth Initiative invites applications to the Ellen R. Gritz Postdoctoral Fellowship in Tobacco Intervention Research. This transdisciplinary program focused on “team science” provides exceptional educational and career development opportunities, with the goal of preparing Fellows for a career as an independent research investigator engaged in cutting edge research on tobacco use behavior. This is a two-year fellowship that combines tailored mentoring, didactics, training in grant preparation and submission of an NIH grant, collaboration on manuscripts, and participation in ongoing research studies with experienced investigators. The Postdoctoral Fellow will participate in a unique and growing research environment that leverages partnerships among academic, philanthropic, community, and research groups.

The Schroeder Institute is devoted to developing the next generation of technology-based smoking cessation interventions to help people quit smoking and stay quit. The Fellow will contribute to an ongoing research program in tobacco control implementation science, developing and evaluating cessation interventions that are scalable to large populations by leveraging digital and social media including but not limited to: Internet, smartphones and tablets, web- and mobile-based apps, online social networks, and text messaging.

Examples of current projects include: social network, content, and sentiment analyses of a rich 7-year longitudinal dataset from an open-access web-based cessation intervention; a large randomized trial of a social network intervention to improve adherence to a web-based cessation intervention; a study of the viral spread of an evidence-based smoking cessation app through Facebook social networks; pilot studies of social media tools such as Tumblr and Instagram for smoking cessation; and the cross-platform integration of text message, mobile app, and web-based cessation interventions.


  • Lead and collaborate on peer-reviewed manuscripts using data from existing internally and externally-funded studies at the Schroeder Institute;
  • Participate in new grant submissions that build on the existing programmatic research; and,
  • Disseminate findings through presentations at leading academic conferences and other venues.

Applicants must be excellent scientists who embrace interdisciplinary team science that extends the mission of the Schroeder Institute. Applicants must possess a doctoral degree in the social or behavioral sciences, nursing, education, public health, medicine, or related field, and be committed to a primary career in tobacco control research. Fellows are expected to have excellent analytic and writing skills, and to have demonstrated potential of scholarly research including content-relevant peer-reviewed publications. The applicant should also have some familiarity with using statistical software and interpreting statistical output and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively. Prior external funding and experience writing and implementing grant awards is a plus. The Schroeder Institute is committed to training culturally diverse research fellows and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required.

The Fellow in Tobacco Intervention Research will have a specific interest in the development and evaluation of digital and social media interventions to effect behavior change through social support and social influence processes. The Fellow will have sufficient working knowledge of the development cycle of digital and social media interventions and can work in a transdisciplinary team environment that includes software engineers and other technical staff. Strong candidates will also demonstrate excitement and interest in novel multimedia approaches to behavioral health and smoking cessation.

Salary is competitive based on experience with excellent benefits and generous resources for career development, including support for conference travel and other training activities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status or disability.

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