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Post Doctoral Fellowship

Tuesday, March 2, 2010  
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow in tobacco research, with a focus on evaluation of innovative smoking cessation interventions within special (e.g. chronic disease, HIV/AIDs and cancer patients) and healthy populations, and evaluation of the effects of nicotine dependence on chronic illnesses. Interventions may include cognitive behavioral approaches, motivational interviewing and health feedback, pharmacological interventions, and eHealth/computer-delivered behavioral treatments.

Successful candidates will serve on project teams, implement research protocols, including delivery of treatment interventions, and oversee quality control and data management procedures. In conjunction with the research supervisor, the fellow may develop various "add-on projects" to any of the funded protocols which can be used to further their research interests. A limited amount of support will be available for such activities. Fellows will participate fully in the grant writing and publication process associated with the major projects. They will share in authorship and investigator status, in a manner commensurate with their effort and responsibilities. The position will remain open until filled.

The Department of Behavioral Science, established in 1993, provides an unusually rich opportunity for collegial interaction and an exceptional infrastructure for behavioral research. Multidisciplinary opportunities in clinical, community and laboratory settings are readily available, as well as collaboration and supervision. We currently have faculty members whose interests cover the spectrum from primary cancer prevention to quality of life and survivorship. M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is located within Houston's Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the United States, with dynamic cultural and recreational resources and an affordable cost of living.

Application procedures: Send cover letter, curriculum vita and professional reference list to: Ellen R. Gritz, Ph.D., Professor and Chair, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Department of Behavioral Science, P.O. Box 301439 Unit 1330, Houston, Texas 77230-1439.

M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. Smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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