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Anzman-Frasca Senior Research Support Specialist 3
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Oct. 9, 2019
Title Anzman-Frasca Senior Research Support Specialist 3
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Pediatrics
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Research Scientist/Associate
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Health Sciences - General

Position Summary
The Division of Behavioral Medicine conducts laboratory, field, and clinical studies to examine factors that may lead to the development of obesity. The Senior Research Support Specialist will work in the Child Health and Behavior Lab under the direction of Dr. Stephanie Anzman-Frasca, assisting with laboratory- and community-based obesity-related research. This will include work on ongoing studies, including our new NIH-funded Restaurant Study which will involve some evening and weekend hours during periods of active data collection and will require reliable form of transportation.

The Senior Research Support Specialist will assist with subject recruitment and retention. Prepare Institutional Review Board protocols and other study materials (e.g., consents, questionnaires). Conduct studies (e.g., run parents/children through study procedures). Enter data in statistical analysis programs. Conduct literature searches. Attend regular research meetings. Assist in data cleaning and analysis and in preparation of manuscripts for publication. Work collaboratively with team members and collaborators including some oversight of others (e.g., students).

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 UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo.

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.

Minimum Qualifications
B.A. or B.S. in Psychology, Nutrition, Public Health, or other health or human behavior-related field. One or two years’ experience in patient/participant contact, data collection, and data analysis. Proficiency with Microsoft Office software and internet. Good communication, organization, and time management skills. Able to work with children and adults of a diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications
Master’s degree in Psychology, Nutrition, Public Health, or other health or human behavior-related field. Two or more years in a research environment. Prior experience in study coordination and in supervision/management of other staff members and/or students.

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