Applications are invited for an outstanding postdoctoral scholar to join a university-wide interdisciplinary research initiative on Food Equity and Global Health.
Joining an interdisciplinary team of faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and research staff across multiple schools, including the Schools of Public Health and Health Professions, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the selected postdoctoral scholar will focus their research on alleviating food and related health inequities by harnessing the power of non-health disciplines including urban, regional and rural planning and policy; applied economics; international development; social work; or related disciplines. Postdocs will have the opportunity to explore how human health is influenced by inequities across complex environments, including social, built or chemical environments. The candidate will join the Planning for Regenerative Equitable Food Systems in Urbanizing Global Environments (Plan-REFUGE) project, under the larger Food Equity team, and develop a research portfolio working under the guidance of faculty mentors in the School of Architecture and Planning, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Public Health and Health Professions. The primary mentor for this post-doctoral position is Dr. Samina Raja, and the successful candidate will join the UB Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab (Food Lab) housed in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning. The Food Lab is an inclusive lab team that values, and brings, diverse experiences to its collective work.
In this position, you will:
Dr. Samina Raja, Professor, Urban and Regional Planning, Associate Dean for Research and Inclusive Excellence, Architecture and Planning, and Co-Director, Community for Global Health Equity at email@example.com