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Two postdoctoral research positions are available to work with Drs. Jonathan Foulds and Joshua Muscat at the Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (TCORS) at the Penn State College of Medicine campus in Hershey, PA. Qualified individuals should hold a doctorate in psychology, epidemiology, public health, or related fields relevant to or with interest in the area of tobacco addiction in humans. 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. Both post-doctoral fellows will also participate in a training program in tobacco regulatory science that is administratively supported to further professional development through data collection and analysis, publications in peer-reviewed literature and research grant application development. The Penn State TCORS will focus on studies of reduced nicotine content cigarettes in humans. Further details can be found at:

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 fellow will have easy access to regularly scheduled TCORS meetings at the FDA or NIH in Bethesda, MD. The postdoc appointment will be for four years. The position provides salary and benefits consistent with those for NIH postdoctoral fellows. Applicants should be a U.S. citizen or noncitizen national, or must have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence and possess an Alien Registration Receipt Card (I-151 or I-155) or some other verification of legal admission as a permanent citizen; individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible.

All applications should be submitted Please include 1) a letter of application indicating research interests, career goals and experience, 2) a curriculum vitae, including 3 references and 3) a sample of your scientific writing.

Applications are being accepted now and will be reviewed on a rolling basis. A position could begin as early as January 1, 2014.

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce.