University of Southern California Postdoctoral Scholar Research Associate in Los Angeles, California

Postdoctoral Scholar Research AssociateApplyPreventive MedicineLos Angeles, California

The Health, Emotion, & Addiction Laboratory (USC-HEAL) at the Keck School of Medicine of USC is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate. USC-HEAL is a multidisciplinary team including four faculty Principal Investigators who conduct human subjects research on the intersection of addiction, mental health, and health behavior. More information about USC-HEAL can be found at

Job Description

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will assist with several addiction research studies funded by the National Institutes of Health, American Cancer Society, and Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program. In general, research projects at USC-HEAL include: (1) a human behavioral laboratory experiments examining tobacco withdrawal following overnight abstinence; (2) field research studies utilizing ecological momentary assessment (EMA) to understand naturalistic smoking behavior; and (3) large-scale cohort studies examining drug use and other health behaviors in adolescents and young adults.

Overall, a successful candidate must have completed a Ph.D. in a behavioral research setting, have excellent organizational skills, work well as a member of a research team, be able to work independently, and have good interpersonal skills. Successful applicants will be expected to collaborate in a multidisciplinary environment under the mentorship of one of the USC-HEAL faculty members. Additional information about USC-HEAL can be found at

Interested candidates should submit a letter outlining their research and career objectives (one page), CV with prior academic record, reprints of any relevant publications, and names of three references.

Minimum Education:Ph.D or equivalent doctorate within previous five years.

Minimum Experince: 1 year

Mimimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advance knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods

Preferred Field of Expertise: Publications in peer-reviewed journals in the related field.

REQ20071697 Posted Date: 03/11/2019 - Thru date - 2019-04-30