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DATE: December 18, 2007
POSITION TITLE: Research Scientists
DEPARTMENT: Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies
REPORTS TO: Executive Director
CLOSING DATE: Open Until Filled

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION: In operation since April 1999, the American Legacy Foundation was created as a result of the Master Settlement Agreement between tobacco manufacturers and a coalition of 46 state Attorneys General. Legacy's mission is to build a world where young people reject tobacco and anyone can quit. The foundation's mission is:

  • To arm all young people with the knowledge and tools to reject tobacco.
  • To eliminate disparities in access to tobacco prevention and cessation services.

Supported by the American Legacy Foundation, the newly-established Schroeder Institute for Tobacco Research and Policy will provide the needed research infrastructure to help facilitate the conduct of rigorous tobacco-related research.

JOB DESCRIPTION: Tobacco Use Research Scientists at The Schroeder Institute.
The Schroeder Institute (SI) for Tobacco Research and Policy Studies is recruiting for five (5) research scientists at all levels from postdoctoral fellows to senior scientists. In partnership with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of Health, Behavior and Society, the SI is envisioned as a transdisciplinary center where collaborative research is nurtured and flourishes.

Strategically located in Washington, DC, the SI will play a national leadership role in identifying new research agendas as well as in conducting research, training, and policy studies in tobacco use. Under the direction of Dr. David Abrams, the SI will focus its attention on pressing and emergent challenges to research and policy that, if addressed, will be the key leverage/tipping points to making a stronger more efficient public health impact on reducing tobacco use.

Candidates must be excellent researchers who embrace team science and can develop an independent, extramurally funded line of research that extends the SI mission. Areas of focus include but are not limited to: expanding consumer awareness (social marketing, consumer demand, and communications research); improving interventions (new and efficient treatment models, mechanisms to sustain long term cessation); vulnerable and hard to reach and treat groups (those with co-morbidities, HIV/AIDS, racial/ethnic minorities); research on harm minimization; and use of new technology and methods to inform policy and practice (sensors, PDA's, internet, economic modeling, systems integrative and other multi-level computational methods such as simulation modeling).

This exciting opportunity will enable successful candidates to participate in a unique research environment that capitalizes on partnerships designed to optimize the advantages found at the interface between academic, philanthropic, and research entities.

Compensation packages are very competitive with EXCELLENT benefits.

Applications will be accepted immediately, and processing will begin in February 2008 until all positions are filled.

For more background information, please visit www.americanlegacy.org and www.jhsph.edu/dept/hbs.

Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to:

VP of Human Resources
Attn: Schroeder Institute #101
1724 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036
Fax: (202) 454-5597
Please no telephone calls.

American Legacy Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer