USA: PostDoc research position in Nicotine Addiction at NIH

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Description: Three postdoctoral research positions are available to work with Drs. Jonathan Foulds, Joshua Muscat, and John Richie through the Tobacco Center for Regulatory Science (TCORS) at the Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey, PA. Qualified individuals should hold a doctorate in psychology, epidemiology, biochemistry, or related fields relevant to the area of nicotine addiction. The overall goal of the Penn State TCORS is to inform the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the development and evaluation of science-based tobacco product regulations. The TCORS will use scientific methods in clinical and laboratory studies to evaluate harm associated with “modified risk tobacco products,” or tobacco products that reduce the risk of disease or exposure to tobacco toxicants, relative to existing commercially marketed products. The Penn State TCORS will focus on studies of reduced nicotine content cigarettes in humans. Further details can be found at: http://prevention.nih.gov/tobacco/tcors.aspx.

Hershey is a suburban community in a metropolitan area of 400,000 in one of the fastest growing regions in the state. It is approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital and largest employer in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Hershey is noted for its outstanding public and private schools and its low cost of living. It is accessible by automobile to New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C. in two to three hours. The postdoc appointment will be for four years. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with those for NIH postdoctoral fellows.

To Apply:
Please send 1) a letter of application indicating research interests, career goals, and experience; 2) a curriculum vitae; and 3) a sample of scientific writing to:
Joshua Muscat, Ph.D., and Jonathan Foulds, Ph.D.,
Penn State College of Medicine
Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
A210, Hershey, PA 17033.

No deadline has been established.

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