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

Date Posted Nov. 20, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Exercise and Nutrition Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Nutrition and Dietetics
    Community Health
    Health Sciences - General
We are seeking an outstanding Post-doctoral Researcher to join our dynamic and growing NIH-funded research team within the Department for Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. Our laboratory is interested in understanding the neurohormonal controls of energy balance using rodent models.

The post-doc will engage in ongoing research investigating the neural mechanisms controlling food intake, body weight, and food reward. A successful candidate could come from a variety of educational backgrounds including neuroscience, biological sciences, psychology, nutrition, or related fields. The candidate should have a passion for understanding the neural mechanisms underlying energy balance and motivated behavior, as well as a desire to develop an independent research program. Individuals from underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

At the time of the appointment, the postdoctoral scholar must have been awarded a doctoral degree (or completed all the requirements of such) in an appropriate field, within the past five years from the appointment.

Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit - all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages.

About the School
The University’s School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP) is one of the only schools in the country to include both public health and health professions, providing faculty and students with unique opportunities for collaboration. It has a diverse student body which it is actively engaged in supporting. It offers a health equity MPH track and a graduate micro-credential in eliminating health disparities. The School has an energetic equity agenda supported by its office of equity, diversity and inclusion. It provides professional development opportunities in inclusive pedagogy and other equity-related issues. Postdoctoral scholars and faculty in the School also engage with the University at Buffalo Community Health Equity Research Institute and the Clinical Translational Science Institute, which provide support for scholars engaged in health equity-focused research.

About The University at Buffalo

The University at Buffalo (UB) #ubuffalo is one of America’s leading public research universities and a flagship of the State University of New York system, recognized for our excellence and our impact. UB is a premier, research-intensive public university dedicated to academic excellence. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world. Like the city we call home, UB is distinguished by a culture of resilient optimism, resourceful thinking and pragmatic dreaming that enables us to reach others every day. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

About Buffalo

Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State and is located on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. Buffalo - the City of Good Neighbors - is undergoing a renaissance with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, and affordable cost of living. The Western New York educational system is excellent. Buffalo-Niagara is a region of 1.2 million people, world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space, a vibrant theater and music community, and major and minor league sports teams. These are just a few of the wide array of cultural and recreational elements that make Buffalo a great place to work, study and live.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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