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The USC Institute of Addiction Science (, USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (, USC Health Emotion and Addiction Laboratory (, and the USC Epidemiology of Substance Use Research Group ( co-sponsor several prospective cohort studies of youth and young adults in Southern California.

The Department of Preventive Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) Keck School of Medicine invites applications for a research-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor. We seek a faculty member with expertise in behavioral or social science to join the USC Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science (USC-TCORS;, a multidisciplinary team of faculty, students, and staff that conducts research to inform U.S. federal regulation of tobacco products.  This faculty member will dedicate the majority of their research program to tobacco regulatory science; thus, a track record or strong interest in tobacco regulatory science is required.

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TRS Faculty Recruitment Sept 2019 

The University of Southern California Addiction Science Training Consortium (USC-ASTC) is recruiting candidates for 1 to 3-year postdoctoral fellowships.  With support from a primary mentor (and a team of secondary mentors), ASTC fellows have ample opportunities to lead and collaborate on papers related to their mentors’ ongoing projects.  The ASTC fellowship program offers programming including structured training in transdisciplinary approaches to addiction science, development of an independent research program, grant writing, manuscript development, staff management, mentoring junior trainees, and other career development activities through the USC Institute for Addiction Science.

The University of Southern California’s Institute for Addiction Science (IAS; is the hub for transdisciplinary addiction science research and education within the university.  IAS includes 55+ faculty members across various disciplines including but not limited to public health, social work, psychology, policy, pharmacy, medicine, psychiatry, engineering, economics, and communications.  Fellows will be encouraged to take advantage of the IAS resources, which include administrative support, an expert speaker series, community outreach initiatives, opportunities to take courses at USC, pilot funding, a 10-hour brain scan pilot program for imaging researchers, grant submission support, and access to Los Angeles’ diverse populations, and prevention, treatment, recovery and criminal justice services. Ideal candidates possess outstanding writing ability, excellent methodological skills, an appreciation of transdisciplinary approaches, and a strong interest in pursuing a career in addiction research.

The first round of applications will be reviewed on December 1, 2019, with a second round reviewed on January 15, 2020.  The start date is flexible but should be no later than September of 2020.  To apply, please send a cover letter, statement of research interests, three paper reprints, and CV.  Additionally, please arrange to have three letters of recommendation. All materials should be sent via email to Kristin Dahlquist, IAS Director of Operations at  Candidates are encouraged to contact the IAS faculty members they are interested in working with as mentors prior to submitting application materials. IAS faculty members and their respective research can be found on the website,

The Project Manager (PM) will work closely with faculty, staff, students, and volunteers and will manage recruitment, retention, and data collection for all cohort studies. The PM will serve as a leader and director on critical day-to-day operations as well as long term projects.

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The Project Assistants (PA) will assist with recruitment, retention, and data collection for the four cohorts, which includes administrative tasks and working closely with research participants. Each PA will be the primary lead on one of the cohort studies and will manage all day-to-day operations for that cohort.

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The Data Management Coordinator (DMC) will work closely with faculty to manage all systems pertaining to data collection for the cohort studies. The position will involve development of data collection systems, oversight of technical aspects of data collection, and data management and integration of collected data from all cohorts.

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