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Job ID: 138399

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

Date Posted Feb. 12, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Associate
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Community Health and Health Behavior
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Nutrition and Dietetics
    Community Health

The Community Health Interventions Lab at the University at Buffalo is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to conduct healthy food retail research in community settings. The postdoc will be supervised by Dr. Lucia Leone, a faculty member in the Department of Community Health and Health Behavior in the UB School of Public Health and Health Professions. Dr. Leone directs the Community Health Interventions Lab (CHIL; and has a background in nutrition interventions and policy, cancer prevention and health behavior. The CHIL team is comprised of a diverse team of staff, doctoral, masters and undergraduate students, working on research and programming to increase access to healthy food in lower-income and underserved communities. Many of the team’s projects focus on partnering with community and food retail partners (mobile markets, corner stores, restaurants) and applying evidence-based strategies.

The postdoc will contribute to the current Veggie Van study led by Dr. Leone, a cluster-randomized trial, in which evidence-based strategies are being used to help partners start or expand mobile market programs. Specifically, the postdoc will work with our team to implement a new fruit and vegetable incentive program for lower-income seniors and lead collection and analysis of mobile market purchasing data. We manage a portal that will be used to aggregate purchasing data from mobile markets across the country. The portal is used to evaluate our current programs and portal data has the potential to inform future research and policy. A portion of the postdoc’s time will be allocated toward professional development activities such as conference presentation, manuscript preparation and independent pilot research. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to get involved in other lab research related to healthy food retail and physical activity. The postdoc will interact with other faculty in the School of Public Health and Health Professions, the Center for Ingestive Behavior Research, the Jacobs School of Medicine and the School of Architecture and Planning.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD
  • Training and experience in data analysis
  • Experience with writing and publishing manuscripts
  • Good communication, organization, time management, leadership, and problem-solving skills. Able to work collaboratively as part of a team as well as independently

Preferred Qualifications

  • Training in Nutritional Sciences, Epidemiology, Clinical Psychology or another field related to nutrition or health behavior
  • Experience working in healthy food retail or in a community-based research setting
  • Experience working with SAS statistical software

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