The UNC Tobacco Prevention and Evaluation Program (TPEP) seeks a qualified, part-time person to assist with the FDA funded “Enhancing Source Credibility in Tobacco Regulatory Communications” study. This position would be ideal for a current graduate student or recent masters graduate interested in communication and public health. Part of UNC’s Center for Regulatory Research on Tobacco Communication, this study is designed to assist the FDA in evaluating the effectiveness of its communication about the risks of tobacco use. Intern responsibilities may include: • Assisting with project management responsibilities. • Assisting with study data collection, including administering a web- based randomized controlled trial on tobacco communication. • Reviewing and summarizing scientific literature to inform study activities and dissemination. • Contributing to scientific manuscript writing. • Other study related tasks as needed.
The intern will work as a member of TPEP’s multi-disciplinary research team based in the Carr Mill Cancer Prevention and Control offices in Carrboro, NC. The ideal internship start date is June 5th with the potential to continue into the fall, with flexibility for leave based on project needs and timelines.
Minimum Education and Experience: Four-year degree or equivalent combination of training and experience necessary to perform the work.
Essential Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of basic public health/social science research methods, experience with scientific databases (e.g., PubMed), and ability to critically summarize scientific literature is required.
Preferred Education and Experience: Master’s degree with one (1) year of related experience in public health, behavioral science or related field.
We seek a UNC graduate level intern with enthusiasm for working in a social science research setting, excellent communication skills, and demonstrated ability to work independently and manage multiple, co- occurring tasks.