Loyola Marymount University is recruiting for a postdoctoral research fellow in the area of: health disparities, the influence of social/ecological/geographic context on health and well-being, substance use/misuse and associated problems, public health, as well as marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, or other drug research and policy. Remote work opportunities for the position may be possible.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Substance Use and Adolescent Populations
The Tobacco Research Team at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position focused on substance use (new tobacco products, vaping) among adolescents. The postdoctoral fellow will join an active research and evaluation team working on multiple funded projects for state efforts to address the vaping epidemic.
The selected Fellow will participate in all aspects of research and evaluation including project management, development, implementation, and data analysis. The Fellow will author peer-reviewed publications, reports, and proposals to state and federal funding sources. The position offers ample opportunities for working with data from multiple projects, developing publications, interdisciplinary collaboration, professional networking, teaching, and enhancement of analytic skills. The Fellow will be encouraged to develop their own research agenda related to substance use and to collaborate with faculty, staff, and students. A doctoral degree in a relevant field is required (e.g., social work, criminal justice, psychology, sociology, public health). The ideal candidate will have strong mixed-methods research skills with experience analyzing survey, administrative, and qualitative data. Relevant experience and research interests should be noted in the letter of application. The primary assignment will be at the LMU Tobacco Research Team, under the direct supervision of the Principal Investigator, Dr. Roberto Cancio on a Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program for the project entitled, “Youth Vaping in Los Angeles.” This three-year mixed-methods study integrates quantitative spatial data and qualitative interviews from adolescents in order to create geo-narratives.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a top-ranked university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. We are committed to fostering a diverse academic community rich in opportunity for intellectual engagement and real-world experience. We enroll an academically ambitious, multicultural, and socioeconomically diverse student body. As a Carnegie-classified R2 school, LMU is recognized nationally as a doctoral university with high research activity. We recruit, retain and support a diverse faculty committed to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and creativity. Our three campuses are rooted in the heart of Los Angeles, a global capital for arts and entertainment, innovation and technology, business and entrepreneurship.
LMU offers excellent benefits and competitive salaries that exceed the National Institute of HealthÂ’s postdoctoral stipend levels. Funding is guaranteed for one year with the possibility of additional years based on performance.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit a CV, writing sample, a cover letter outlining their previous training, research interests and experiences, career goals, and the name and contact information for three references to the online application interface at: https://jobs.lmu.edu/postings/45464. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Any questions can be forwarded to Roberto [dot] cancio [at] lmu [dot] edu .