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P220407 - Postdoctoral Associate - Epidemiology and Environmental Health

Position Summary:
The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH) invites applications for two Postdoctoral Associate positions to join our dynamic team of faculty and staff.

Position 1
Working with Dr. Denise Lillvis, EEH Assistant Professor, Division of Health Services Policy and Practice, the postdoctoral associate will collaborate on research projects pertaining to children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and enhance their quantitative skills working with large administrative datasets as part of a research team. Primary responsibilities include using and linking these datasets to investigate research questions relating to underlying injury risk, health care utilization, care quality, and social determinants of health as they pertain to CYSHCN; directing students and trainees assisting with research; and presenting research results in the form of conference presentations and written manuscripts. The postdoctoral associate will also be given the opportunity to pursue independent lines of inquiry related to improving health outcomes for CYSHCN.

Position 2
Working with Dr. Pauline Mendola, EEH Chair and Professor, the postdoctoral associate will work on research projects related to reproductive health and the environment, including but not limited to air pollution, temperature and other aspects of the ambient and social environment. Other areas of research supported include the impact of chronic disease (particularly asthma) on pregnancy and life-long health effects associated with pregnancy complications. Primary responsibilities include supporting ongoing research efforts as well as developing independent research projects and grant writing. The candidate will be expected to manage and analyze existing data, work as part of a functional team, write manuscripts and present research results at scientific conferences. Depending on interest, the candidate may also participate in an ongoing clinical trial of post-partum hypertension and depression.

The postdoctoral associates should be self-motivated, creative, productive, and organized. Successful candidates should possess advanced expertise in statistical programming languages such as SAS, Stata and/or R. Perhaps most importantly, the postdoctoral associates should have a passion for improving health outcomes for women and children, particularly among vulnerable populations. There is funding available for these positions for two years, however, the appointment will be reviewed and renewed on an annual basis. Extension beyond two years may be possible depending upon continued funding and further evaluation. Information about the division and the department can be found at: Epidemiology and Environmental Health – University at Buffalo.

We are particularly looking for candidates who can operate effectively in a diverse community of students and faculty and share our vision of helping all constituents reach their full potential. We are committed to developing an excellent and diverse community of scholars and students engaged in education, research, and service. We encourage applications from women, members of historically marginalized groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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 EEH
The Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health (EEH) prides itself in its multidisciplinary faculty, with faculty research focused on chronic diseases (e.g., cancer, cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, periodontal disease, diabetes, eye disease), environmental health, global health, infectious disease, women’s health, genetics, nutrition, health care delivery, quality of care, health policy, health economics, and health disparities.

SPHHP offers programs at every degree level and is the home to departments of biostatistics, community health and health behavior, epidemiology and environmental health, exercise and nutrition sciences, and rehabilitation science. It is one of only a few schools across the country that includes both health-related professions and public health. It has a diverse student body which it is actively engaged in supporting. The School has an energetic equity, diversity and inclusion council and provides professional development opportunities in inclusive pedagogy and other equity-related issues. Faculty and students engage in research and community activities designed to improve the health of populations, communities, and individuals. Faculty in the School also engage with the University at Buffalo Community Health Equity Research Institute. Visit UB Jobs to view other available positions in the SPHHP. For more information about the school, visit

About Buffalo, NY
Buffalo is the second-largest city in New York State (NYS) and is located in the western region on the shores of Lake Erie, upriver of the majestic Niagara Falls. NYS is a welcoming region with strong support for human rights and access to a full range of health care. Western New York is an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo – the City of Good Neighbors – is a big city with a rapidly growing economy, vital academic health sciences center, outstanding public schools, and modest cost of living. Buffalo-Niagara, a region of 1.2 million people, is home to world-class art galleries and museums, a comprehensive city-wide system of parks and green space designed by renowned landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, 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. For more information, please see:

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 field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in quantitative public health field (e.g., health services, epidemiology or biostatistics) preferred.
  • Candidates from the social sciences with strong quantitative skills (e.g., economics, political science, sociology) and an interest in health-related research will also be considered.

FTE:  1.00
University at Buffalo is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and in keeping with our commitment, encourages women, minorities, persons with disabilities and veterans to apply.