Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cannabis Research – Johns Hopkins University

Description: An exciting postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available at Johns Hopkins University within the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Department of Mental Health. This fellowship will provide advanced multidisciplinary training to postdoctoral researchers and prepare fellows for positions in academia, government, and consulting. Training includes, but is not limited to, mentored research, manuscript and grant-writing, and conference presentation experiences.

The postdoctoral fellow will work on the “Development of a Longitudinal Observational Research Registry for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis Use and Health” project funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The fellow will work closely with study PIs Drs. Ryan Vandrey and Johannes Thrul and an interdisciplinary team to address a range of research questions related to the health effects of medicinal cannabis use. Duties will include, but are not limited to, developing protocols, overseeing research data collection, and preparing scientific reports and presentations. More information on the project can be found at

Fellows receive a competitive salary and benefits based on the NIH scale. Appointment is for one year initially, with possibility for extension. Relocation to Baltimore will be required.

Qualifications: Excellent communication, organizational, and time-management skills are a must. Research training and data analysis experience is required. Expertise with quantitative analysis is required. A PhD or other terminal degree in public health, psychology, social sciences, or a related discipline is required.

We aim for an inclusive workplace and welcome applications from members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in science including people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ+ and/or Black, Indigenous, and other communities of color.

How to Apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, writing sample, and three references to Dr. Johannes Thrul (

Applicants must also apply through the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Health website. See the Postdoctoral Programs webpage at for more information and a link to the application form.

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the selected candidate is identified.

Finalist interviews will take place following phone screening interviews.

The start date can be as early as September 2023.

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