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Postdoctoral Associate
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 1, 2018
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Global Health Equity
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Community Health

Position Summary
The University at Buffalo invites outstanding candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in complex environmental exposures to join the university-wide Community for Global Health Equity (CGHE).

The Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity is seeking a postdoctoral associate whose research aims to understand the patterns, predictors and consequences of Complex Environmental Exposures in the Global Context. The candidate will join the Early Life Exposome project, and develop a research portfolio working under the guidance of faculty mentor Dr. Katarzyna Kordas, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Environmental Health at the School of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Kordas has a research program in Montevideo, Uruguay that intersects environmental and social determinants, and nutrition with the goal of understanding their interactions and effects on child health. Her group consists of numerous MS and PhD students, in addition to international collaborators. Most recent publications from the group focus on diet-metal interactions, and exposure to low-level metals, mixtures, and their effects child growth, cognition, and behavior.

In this position, you will:

  • Conduct and publish independent research, and publish original research on complex exposures, including chemical, natural, built, social environment and their interactions.
  • Contribute expertise to existing international and U.S.-based datasets.
  • Collaborate with faculty aligned with the Early Life Exposome project in the Community for Global Health Equity.
  • Develop research proposals.
  • Collaborate with international studies or cohorts at other institutions.

About the UB Community of Excellence in Global Health Equity
The grand challenge of global health inequity is one of the defining issues of the 21st century, attracting unprecedented levels of interest and the attention of thinkers who are concerned about the underlying social, economic, political, and environmental factors of this challenge, in addition to the biomedical manifestations. The UB CGHE was established in July 2015 to bring the strength of UB faculty across many disciplines to bear on this most vexing of world problems. The UB CGHE advances global health equity by harnessing the power of interdisciplinary scholarship and action spanning architecture, planning, engineering, social sciences, and supportive disciplines (APEX disciplines). Read more about UB CGHE here:

Application review, deadlines, and remuneration
Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis. The position is for 1.5 years. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience. The University at Buffalo is an equal opportunity employer.

About the University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. It is the flagship and the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus State University of New York System. With 27,000 students, the University at Buffalo is a Carnegie Class I research university and a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU). The university offers 83 Ph.D. and 190 master’s degree programs, and has outstanding supercomputing, library, and research facilities, including numerous interdisciplinary centers and institutes for faculty collaboration. The University at Buffalo has three campuses: UB South campus, UB Downtown campus, and UB North Campus. UB fosters the professional development of postdoctoral researchers through its Office of Postdoctoral Scholars. The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health also holds programs/activities specific to health sciences.

University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and, in keeping with our commitment, welcomes all to apply including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A doctorate in the following or related fields: environmental, nutritional or social epidemiology, bioinformatics, or geography.
  • Dissertation and research interests should be related to measuring and understanding multiple environmental exposures and their effects on health in low-resource communities.
  • Experience in conducting interdisciplinary research in low-resource communities in the U.S. or globally.
  • Ability to deal with large quantity of data.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with spatial analysis using Geographic Information Systems is welcome.
  • Experience with supervision of graduate student research will be helpful.
  • Candidates interested in understanding the links between environmental exposures and social and health equity are particularly encouraged to apply.

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