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Kate Tasker
Kate Tasker
Kate is the Industry Documents Library Managing Archivist.

Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunities for Industry Documents Research

We are pleased to share two 2023 postdoctoral fellowship opportunities at UCSF that will work with our collections.

UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education (CTCRE) postdoctoral fellowships in tobacco control research

The purpose of the fellowship is:  

  • To prepare individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds in medical, biological, social, behavioral, and policy sciences to join the next generation of academic leaders in tobacco control. 
  • To position fellows to be active participants in crucial policy debates about the future development and implementation of tobacco control, cannabis and e-cigarette interventions, upon completion of training.

The fellowship supports postdoctoral training in all aspects of tobacco control research by:

  • Encouraging the necessary skills to conduct research in diverse, collaborative transdisciplinary settings.   
  • Emphasizing leadership in catalyzing the integration of multiple disciplines and translating science to policy and clinical practice.   
  • Exposing postdoctoral fellows to diverse training, including both didactic coursework and individualized mentoring to build a personalized research program.   

Prior tobacco research experience is relevant, but not necessary for acceptance into the fellowship. Fellows have backgrounds in medicine, public health, nursing, economics, anthropology, political science, law, sociology, psychology, and cell biology. See the list of CTCRE alumni.  

UCSF is a global leader in tobacco science, a World Health Organization collaborating center, and home of the Truth Tobacco Industry Documents. The program provides individual mentorship from UCSF faculty along with courses in tobacco, cannabis and e-cigarette specific topics such as health policy, cancer control and prevention, grant and scientific writing skills, career development, interdisciplinary research, and biostatistics. CTCRE places a high priority on developing a fellowship program that reflects the diverse communities it serves. Qualified applicants from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.  

Postdoc fellows receive an annual salary, commensurate with experience, of approximately $55,500 – $66,600.


Postdoctoral fellowship in opioid industry documents research and community data engagement

UCSF’s Opioid Industry Documents Archive (OIDA) team is looking to hire an innovative postdoctoral fellow with excellent research, communication, and organizational skills to assist with research development and community engagement. This is a one year position with potential for renewal up to three years. The fellowship start date is flexible, but is poised to start July 1, 2023.

The fellow will pursue original, publishable research using digital materials housed in OIDA. The fellow will work closely with the archive research team to enhance the accessibility of archival materials for diverse communities, with a particular focus on racial and health equity. This opportunity is based at the UCSF Center for Tobacco Control Research and Education. Additionally, the fellow will collaborate closely with researchers and information specialists leading this work at UCSF.

UCSF and Johns Hopkins University established the OIDA in Spring 2021. This digital collection of publicly disclosed opioid litigation materials is freely accessible to researchers investigating scientific, legal, regulatory, and marketing questions. Additionally, the findings from this research will provide new insight into the epidemic’s origins. These insights can inform health policies and regulatory practices to prevent future harms.

We encourage applicants with doctoral degrees in anthropology, sociology, history, history of medicine, information studies, political science, public health, health policy, nursing, American studies, and related fields with experience or interest in the digital humanities to apply. Dual degree trained scholars and health care providers, and interdisciplinary scholars are welcome.

For more information on the OIDA Research and Community Data Engagement Fellowship, please review the job description.

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