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Postdoctoral Associate
Research Foundation for SUNY

Date Posted Oct. 25, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University Research Foundation for SUNY
Albany, NY, United States
Department Environmental Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Management/Administration
    Environmental/Occupational Health
    Health Sciences - General

Postdoctoral Associate

Postdoctoral Associate (R18-47)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State.

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.

Job Description:
Description of Duties:
The goal of the project, funded by the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, is to develop a novel system model, which is capable of quantifying environmental, nutritional, and health impacts of food recovery and redistribution systems in small to medium metropolitan areas under varied policy scenarios, with New York’s Capital Region as a case example.  Built on the collaborations with industrial, governmental, and non-profit organization partners, the expected tasks for the postdoctoral researcher include: 1) identify inefficiencies, barrier and opportunities for growth in the recovering and re-distributing food surplus in a mid-scale metropolitan region, through leveraging existing data from project investigators and community partners, and 2) quantify environmental releases and impacts of transporting recovered surplus fresh produce, and compare results with the status quo food waste practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD degree (or equivalent) obtained within the past three years in Environmental/Health Science, Sustainability, Environmental Engineering, Public Policy, or any other related fields from a college or university accredited by the USDOE or internationally recognized accredited organization; Experience with Life Cycle assessment, system dynamic modeling, GIS software, and statistical analyses; Advanced programming skills, and experience in managing large datasets are desirable; Demonstrated awareness of food systems and environmental sustainability challenges; Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team and a drive to create own novel research direction.  Please submit CV/resume’ and Cover letter.  Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with culturally diverse populations.

Additional Information:
Salary Range:  $46,000
Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual Security Report ("Clery Report"):

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, The Research Foundation for SUNY will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. 
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to

Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 


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