Fellow responsibilities and project assignments will vary depending on the fellow’s shared interests and professional development goals. But, they will include: 1) collection, management and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data, 2) developing and leading manuscripts, engaging academic, policy and practice partners, 3) contributing to new grant development, and 4) mentoring young scientists. In addition to Tobacco Control Initiative projects, the fellow will engage with state agencies, health systems and clinics, community-based organizations, and academic partners within and outside of LSU Health New Orleans.

Minimum education: Ph.D.; Minimum years of experience: 2-3

Preference will be given to someone who can commit to at least 2-years. Expected start date: Summer or Fall 2022. Note: The candidate’s doctoral degree must be in hand by the start date, with the exact start date negotiable.

Priority is for applicants with: a) documented evidence of research and scholarship (e.g., publications, presentations, grant submissions) in cancer prevention, tobacco use cessation, behavioral intervention development, health services research, and implementation science, b) excellent scientific writing ability, c) interpersonal skills that foster collaboration, and d) the ability to produce verbal and written communications appropriate for a range of audiences (e.g., academic, treatment/prevention providers, government partners). Skills and/or desire to learn in the following areas are preferred: qualitative interviewing and analysis, mixed methods approaches, and implementation science.




About LSU Health New Orleans

The LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health Tobacco Control Initiative (TCI) is recruiting a full‐time Post‐Doctoral Fellow. The person filling this position will have recently completed or expects to soon complete doctoral studies with a background in tobacco use/addiction, health services research, behavioral intervention research, implementation science, or cancer disparities related areas.

The post‐doctoral fellow will work on projects under the direction of Dr. Michael Celestin (https://sph.lsuhsc.edu/people/faculty/faculty-list/celestin-michael/), Assistant Professor of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and his transdisciplinary team. Dr. Celestin is Director of the TCI, serves as the Clinical Lead for Tobacco Control and Health Systems Change for the Louisiana Health Care Services Division, Committee Chair for the Louisiana Department of Health (LDH) Strategic Planning Cessation Workgroup, and a member of the LDH Office of Behavioral Health Academy Health Systems Change Workgroup. These and other positions support the identification, collection, management, analysis, interpretation and dissemination of data related to cancer prevention, tobacco use and cessation, and eliminating tobacco-caused health disparities in Louisiana.

The TCI’s vision is to position itself as a national leader in the creation and application of knowledge through health services and behavioral intervention research benefiting Louisianans. Its mission is to conduct research and provide care for the most medically vulnerable residents, including low-income, under- and uninsured, less educated, and minority populations. The TCI receives funding from the Louisiana Cancer Research Center, which seeks to promote education and conduct research in diagnosing, detecting, and treating cancer while pursuing a National Cancer Institute designation.

Location: The position will be located within the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health (SPH). LSU Health New Orleans has teaching, research, and health care functions state-wide, through its six professional schools and eight Centers of Excellence, as well as the more than one hundred hospitals and other health science related institutions throughout the State, Region, Nation, and the World. The campus is located in the medical district of New Orleans. The SPH offers MPH degrees within five concentrations doctorates in three concentrations. SPH faculty maintain cutting-edge extramural research and service programs reflecting extensive associations with national, state, and regional health agencies. The campus location allows for convenient travel via car to other major areas in the city and other cities in the Southeast.