The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences is seeking a full-time Senior Research Associate to be part of Project 1 of the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) situated in the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
Project 1 titled, “Effects of Social Media Marketing and Messages on Tobacco Product Use and Use Transitions,” comprises a multidisciplinary team of researchers conducting studies at the intersection of tobacco control, communication, and regulatory science. In general, the aims of Project 1 are to: (1) identify, quantify, and describe the promotional practices of the tobacco industry; (2) examine the user experiences with popular new tobacco products to understand their appeal, and the social and environmental characteristics surrounding their use. More information about the USC TCORS can be found at https://tcors.usc.edu/ .
The Senior Research Associate will assist in reaching the aims related to Project 1 of the USC TCORS. The main goal of the project is to inform the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products so they can best regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of tobacco products to protect public health.
Overall, a successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in a social science, public health, or computer science setting, have excellent organizational skills, work well as a member of a research team, be able to work independently, and have good interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be expected to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment under the P1 project leaders.
Interested candidates should submit a letter outlining their research experiences (one page), CV with prior academic record, reprints of any relevant publications, and names of three references.
Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education and experience in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures, analysis methods, principles, theories and concepts.