Health Behavior Assistant Professor

The Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) has an immediate opening for an Assistant Professor with training and research interests in analytical chemistry. This appointment will be in the RPCI Department of Health Behavior, chaired by Dr. Andrew Hyland. The Nicotine and Tobacco Product Assessment Shared Resource (NicoTAR), administratively housed within the department, provides instrumentation and software for acquiring and processing nicotine-containing tobacco products, and provides comprehensive testing of tobacco and nicotine-containing products.


The Assistant Professor will develop a program of research to investigate and assess the chemical characteristics of tobacco products and develop novel tobacco and nicotine biomarkers of exposure. Such work should examine the performance of new tobacco and nicotine-containing products and analysis of biospecimens, including the development and validation of appropriate chemical and performance tests, and the development of suitable methods where none is available. He/she also will contribute to ongoing work on the stability of new tobacco and nicotine-containing products, including the selection of appropriate stability testing and sampling regiments, the selection and application of appropriate chemical and performance tests to measure product characteristics, and the interpreting and predicting product changes over time. He/she will help supervise laboratory technicians who analyze various biological and environmental samples for tobacco-related toxicants.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in chemistry or a related analytical laboratory field from an accredited university and proven expertise in the applications of gas and/or liquid chromatography and mass spectroscopy detection (GC-MS and UPLC-MS/MS). Experience with elemental methods such as atomic absorption spectroscopy or ICP-MS is desirable. He/she needs proven experience in both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Candidates must have experience in laboratory-scale manufacturing of reference products, including development of process development and testing protocols. Candidates must be knowledgeable about and have experience with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) policies on chemical safety. Candidates should have peer-reviewed publications in the field of analytical chemistry, particularly in the development of new analytical methods. Preferred candidates will have a record of peer-reviewed funding. The preferred candidate also would have experience in the laboratory testing of nicotine yields, toxicant yields, impurities, solvents, particle size, etc. of various tobacco products, modified-risk tobacco products (MRTP), and nicotine-containing formulations, including electronic cigarettes. Preferred candidates would have the ability to prepare documentation for new nicotine-containing products, including the preparation of formulas for costing purposes, ingredient listings for regulatory bodies, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and documentation for the production of reference products.


All positions include highly competitive compensation and research start-up packages.


Roswell Park Cancer Institute, America's first cancer center, founded in 1898, is located in Buffalo, New York, and is the only upstate New York facility to hold the National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center designation and membership in the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.


Please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to:


Dr. Maciej Goniewicz, Search Committee Chair

Department of Health Behavior

Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Elm and Carlton Streets

Buffalo, New York 14263



Roswell Park Cancer Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.