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Postdoctoral Associate, School of Public Health and Health Professions
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Feb. 28, 2024
Title Postdoctoral Associate, School of Public Health and Health Professions
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department School of Public Health and Health Professions
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
Several Postdoctoral Associate positions are available in the School of Public Health and Health Professions as part of our Pathways to the Professoriate Program. The purpose of the program is to help diversify the public health professoriate; to attract and retain academics scholars who are underrepresented to join the tenure track faculty in the School. The postdoctoral associate(s) will be provided with access to mentoring, research collaborations and data as they build their research programs in preparation for a tenure track position at ours or another research-intensive university.

The School is able to support postdoctoral associates in the following areas:
    • food access and nutritional insecurity, including the impacts of food scarcity on eating behavior;
    • addictions, especially tobacco control;
    • women’s health;
    • chronic diseases of aging;
    • environmental exposure and health in vulnerable populations.


Scholars will have a home in one of three departments in the SPHHP (Community Health and Health BehaviorEpidemiology and Environmental Health, or Exercise and Nutrition Sciences) and will be matched with a team of experienced research mentors. It is expected that successful candidates will have opportunity to publish manuscripts and prepare grant applications during this postdoctoral period, helping to prepare them for a successful transition into an academic faculty position here in Buffalo or elsewhere.

Key responsibilities:
  • Write manuscripts for publication
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Write funding proposals

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

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.

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 

  • Doctoral degree in a related public health field, within 5 years of graduation
  • Ability to interact with faculty, staff, students, and research participants
  • Organization, problem solving, and analytical thinking
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Attention to detail


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