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DATE: December 18, 2007
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:
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.
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.
Applications will be accepted immediately, and processing will begin in February 2008 until all positions are filled.
Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest, curriculum vitae and names of three references to:
VP of Human Resources