Research Fellow

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How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit the following documents in a single PDF file:

1. Cover letter expressing interest in the position and highlighting relevant research experience.

2. Curriculum vitae (CV) including a list of publications.

3. Contact information for three professional references.

Applications should be sent via email to [ [email protected] ] with the subject line " Postdoctoral Fellow Application - Research Project 2 "

Applicants should also apply here via the Apply Now button. Applicants that do not apply in both ways (via email to [email protected] and the Apply Now button) may not be considered.


The renewed NIH-funded Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on the impact of tobacco regulations. The postdoctoral research fellow will develop and examine simulation models of tobacco use that explicitly consider multiple tobacco-products and multiple disease outcomes. The interdisciplinary team includes epidemiologists, economists, tobacco scientists, applied mathematicians, and statisticians. The project will conduct analyses of the public health impact of tobacco regulations across a range of tobacco-related conditions and policy outcomes. Desired areas of expertise include: dynamic and complex systems, agent-based modeling, computer programming (familiarity with R, Python, Netlogo), statistical analysis/econometrics, and epidemiology modeling. Experience developing mathematical/simulation models to address problems in public health, epidemiology, or health outcomes is a plus. Publish research findings in peer-reviewed journals. Work with simulation modelers, epidemiologists, and economists across CAsToR to prepare public-facing translational materials that share research findings. CAsToR is part of the department of Health Management and Policy in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan . The supervisor will be Dr. David Mendez, PI. 

Required Qualifications*

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in Epidemiology, Health Economics, Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science or a related field.

Additional Information

This is a term-limited position for one year with a 12-month competitive salary commensurate with federally approved rates for postdoctoral researchers.

There is a possibility of renewal for an additional year, contingent upon funding and satisfactory performance.  This position includes the University of Michigan's comprehensive health insurance and retirement benefits.


Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting.  This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled at any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.