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Health Communication and Tobacco Control

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Position Description:

We are seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to work as part of the Communicating for Health Impact (CHI) lab housed in the Hussman School of Journalism and Media and Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center. The lab is led by Dr. Seth M. Noar and has ongoing health communication grant projects funded by the NIH and FDA. The projects primarily involve developing and testing tobacco prevention messages targeted to youth.

The postdoc will work on studies related to message development and testing; developing and implementing surveys and experiments; assisting with design and implementation of a randomized clinical trial; analyzing data; and other research related activities. The postdoc will lead presentations and manuscripts for peer-reviewed conferences and journals.

The salary range is $50,000 - $65,000 per year plus benefits, depending upon experience.

The position starts between June—August 2023 and is for 2-3 years. Postdocs will have opportunities to collect their own data, funds for travel to conferences to present their research, and ongoing mentoring.


Doctoral degree in behavioral science, communication, public health, or relevant field

To Apply:

Applicants should submit:

  • a cover letter which includes the date they are available to start and three references;
  • a curriculum vitae, and
  • a one- to two-page synopsis of their research interests, including a brief description of their career plans. We will review applications on a rolling basis.

Please direct any questions about the position to Dr. Seth Noar at To apply, visit