Job postings as of October 16, 2019

October 16, 2019 | Career Announcements, Jobs

POSITION: Project Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: NYU Langone School of Medicine, Department of Population Health, Section for Health Equity

Position Summary

The Section for Health Equity at NYU School of Medicine’s Department of Population Health is looking to hire a full time Project Coordinator that will report to Sahnah Lim. The project coordinator will primarily work on two studies: 1) NYU School of Medicine is conducting a community-based participatory research study funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The aim of this study is to test the efficacy of a pilot intervention that seeks to holistically improve the well-being of vulnerable populations in faith-based settings in Bronx, NY. The intervention will include a seven-session faith-based group educational curriculum implemented by trained lay health educators recruited from partner religious institutions; and 2) NYU is partnering with Bellevue Hospital to conduct a qualitative study to better understand enablers and barriers to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) uptake and adherence among vulnerable women (women of color and transwomen) receiving care at Bellevue’s Sexual Health clinic.

Responsible for providing moderate to advanced range of Project coordination functions. Responsible for supporting, promoting and coordinating the implementation, development, delivering and evaluation of a Project. Works with internal and external parties to organize the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude major Project/Programs. Supports, promotes and coordinates the development of research Project/Programs (gathering, collecting and analysis data). Works under general direction. This position is funded for 18 months with possibility for an extension.

Job Responsibilities

  • Demonstrates knowledge of the organization’s Core Values and incorporates them into the performance of duties.
  • Project coordination – Provides moderate to advanced coordination for Project activities to a manager or director of department that includes but not limited to: coordination of Projects while working/communicating with internal and external parties to organize and coordinate the various components needed to initiate, run and conclude Projects activities. Might evaluate and make recommendations based on analyses, observation and or feedback. Develops Projects schedules, may oversee Project purchase requisitions and invoice payments. Assists in developing departmental plans, goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Reports – Prepares and review documents independently and generates status/progress reports for ongoing and pending Projects. Plans, arranges, outlines and drafts letters, memos, agendas presentations, manuscripts and reports. Advanced analysis is required to present findings. Reviews, edits and obtains appropriate approvals. Responds to more complex correspondence and refers the more complex issues with recommendation to supervisor. Follows protocols as defined by the grant and Medical Center’s policies and procedures.
  • Research Activities – Researches/gathers and collects data from different parties and presents findings and preliminary analysis as applicable. Researches problems, issues and concerns and responds to requests for information. Develops materials and presentations for training and educational sessions, departmental seminars and other activities. Develops research database (REDCap) and other study instruments (participant surveys, in-depth interview guides, etc). Organizes mixed-methods data collection in the field, data management, and data analysis,  and IRB-related tasks including initial submission, modifications, and continuations
  • Grants – Assists in grants related activities such as developing grants applications/proposals and fund raising activities if applicable. Collects and organizes required paperwork for submission if required for the grant. Follows up and coordinates resolution of all issues.
  • Project Support – Assists in the recruitment, hiring and training of clerical staff, assistants, trainee and volunteers for the Project department. Reviews workflow and recommends improvement if applicable to ensure appropriate cycle times and efficiency. Liaise with community partners and funders to ensure timely intervention implementation, data collection, and reporting
  • Scheduling & Coordinating – Organizes and coordinates schedules, activities and special events. Coordinates conference preparation activities (checking and coordinating the logistics and technical support, making food and beverage arrangements, etc) and other related activities. May assist in special events planning.
  • Participates in special Projects and performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Health Sciences or related field
  • Two years of experience coordinating Projects or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Effective oral, written, communication, interpersonal skills
  • Previous experience in qualitative research beyond the classroom setting
  • Ability to conduct basic statistical analyses
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in statistical software such as STATA (preferred), SPSS, or R as well as qualitative software such as Atlas.ti or Nvivo
  • Knowledge of sexual (HIV/sexually transmitted infections, contraceptive methods, and PrEP) and mental health topics
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations, including low-income, immigrant, and/or racial/ethnic minority populations
  • Willingness to travel to all five boroughs of New York City

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in public health or related field
  • Experience conducting advanced statistical analyses including multiple regression and mediation analyses
  • Experience working with vulnerable populations including sexual and gender minority individuals, sex workers, and injecting drug users
  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Experience working in faith-based settings

For further information & to apply: To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Shinu Mammen at shinu.mammen@nyulangone.org with the subject line “Project Coordinator.”

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POSITION: Project Manager Consultant for Field Research

ORGANIZATION: University of Connecticut Health Center, Home Air Filtration for Traffic-Related Air Pollution study, Somerville, MA

We are seeking a project manager consultant to provide primary support for the fieldwork of the Home Air Filtration for Traffic-Related Air Pollution (HAFTRAP) research study.  Fieldwork will be conducted in Somerville, MA, but the position will report to the PI of the project at the University of Connecticut Health Center. The consultant will be able to reach the study area in 30 minutes or less by car.  Most work time will be on site in Somerville; however, ability to attend meetings in person occasionally in Connecticut is preferable.

The primary responsibilities of the Project Manager will be recruitment and scheduling of up to 240 adult study participants, administration of informed consent, installing portable air filtration units in homes of participants, collection of survey data (demographics, health, time activity, etc.) as requested by the PI, measuring blood pressure, and drawing blood samples on participants, and transporting the blood samples within hours of blood draw for storage to Boston Children’s Hospital.  Phlebotomy skills at start would be optimal, but not required. Willingness to learn and become certified in phlebotomy is necessary.

The ideal candidate would be highly organized with strong communication and interpersonal skills.  They would be flexible with their time and able to travel to and carry supplies to neighborhoods in Somerville that are not adjacent to subway stations.  Maintaining flawless research-grade records is critical as is working in a research team with university faculty, students and community partners. Fluency in Spanish, Portuguese or Haitian Creole would be a plus.

The rate will be $45–60 per hour and last up to three and one half years.  Starting salary will depend on experience and qualifications. Total hours per year will be 910 in year 1 and 1516 in years 2-4 which to be accrued from August to May with June and July off.  This will average approximately 35 hours/week, but vary from week to week depending on recruitment schedules and the needs of fieldwork. Ability to commit to more than one year is highly preferred.  The hourly compensation will need to cover local travel, income taxes, health insurance (if needed) and liability insurance, as these will not be provided.

For further information & to apply: For more information or to apply contact:

Shir Ginzberg at sginzburg@uchc.edu.

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POSITION: Metadata & Research Support Specialist

ORGANIZATION: Open Society Foundations, New York, NY

Do you want to help make the world a better place with your descriptive metadata and research skills? We’re seeking a Metadata & Research Support Specialist, based in New York, to facilitate efficient discovery and access to information.

The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

As part of the Strategy Unit, Research Services is a rapidly evolving research and knowledge management resource, working to ground and enhance OSF’s living strategy practice. By tracking, curating, facilitating access to, and preserving authoritative resources, Research Services assists staff in staying current in their fields and making informed decisions, which in turn better positions them to improve upon the development, implementation, and assessment of their programmatic strategies.

As a Metadata & Research Support Specialist at Open Society, you will:

  •  Maintain and improve the discovery, usage, and preservation of a diverse array of information resources;
  • Provide secondary research support through consultations and user-friendly service;
  • Collaborate with research and data-focused colleagues to promote knowledge sharing and dissemination;
  • Support trainings and information sessions on research and information practices;
  • Prepare reports on pricing, usage, resource inquiries, and other metrics to support collection development, budget processes, and reporting requirements for Research Services.

What we are looking for:

  • Three to five years of experience in creating, enhancing, and updating metadata, ideally in an academic library or research institution;
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, taxonomies, controlled vocabularies, database structures, and Linked Data concepts, with exquisite attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary software systems and applications, including Excel, PowerPoint, Google, OCLC, CRM, and digital asset/information management systems;
  • Excellent writing, verbal, analytical, and problem-solving skills;
  • Familiarity with copyright, preservation, and ethical issues related to research publications and practices;
  • Excellence in service delivery and relationship management.

Desirable (but not required):

  • Subject experience in global human rights and justice, law, social sciences, and/or international affairs;
  • Experience working in complex, hierarchical, and multi-stakeholder organizations;
  • International or cross-cultural experience and proficiency in more than 1 language.

For further information & to apply: Deadline: 11/10/2019. Visit https://www.globaljobs.org/jobs/22933-new-york-open-society-foundations-metadata-research-support-specialist-services

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POSITION: Program Officer, Racial Equity in New York

ORGANIZATION: Open Society Foundations, New York, NY

We are seeking a Program Officer to work on the Racial Equity in NYC Portfolio out of Open Society Foundations’ Executive Office. The role will help to lead and shape this portfolio within the Executive Office in 2020 – 2021, and to advance crucial grantmaking and advocacy efforts to increase racial equity in NYC, and ensure the closure of Rikers Island.

The Open Society Foundations works to build vibrant and inclusive democracies whose governments are accountable and open to the participation of all people. We are active in more than 120 countries, making us the world’s largest private funder of independent groups working for justice, democratic governance, and human rights.

The Executive Office works across the Open Society Foundations’ network to provides institutional coordination, direction, analysis and thought-partnership on time-sensitive and long-term strategic priorities and related projects across a range of thematic and regional issues. We build relationships with high-priority institutional partners, including donors, open network grantees, and major multilateral and governmental institutions; convene the Senior Leadership Group, Management Committee, and other OSF-wide Committees; participate in or lead cross-department and ad-hoc teams and special projects; manage the Chairman’s and President’s grants and reserve funds; and advance assessment through presidential portfolio reviews.

As a Program Officer with the Executive Office, you will:

  • Lead and develop the strategy and grantmaking portfolio of the NYC Racial Equity Portfolio to advance race equity in New York City and ensure the closure of Riker’s Island
  • Assess the organizational capacity of potential grantees and provide feedback to develop grant proposals
  • Manage relationships with new and existing grantees, provide technical and strategic assistance, and identify outcomes
  • Create original policy recommendations and advance them using established contacts with key decision-makers, including community partners, stakeholders and City agencies;
  • Engage in direct advocacy, convening and trainings, communications, and other approaches to maximize impact
  • Write strategy and position papers to provide direction on specific policy or capacity-building issues

What we are looking for:

  • Seven to ten years’ experience working in a field related to racial equity, social service systems, and mass incarceration in New York City; or equivalent combination of education
  • Community organizing and base-building experience
  • Experience working to decarcerate and decriminalize Black and Brown poverty, with an emphasis on the criminal-legal system and surveillance
  • Deep understanding of New York City agencies and other city systems

For further information & to apply: Deadline: 10/25/2019. Visit https://www.globaljobs.org/jobs/22932-new-york-open-society-foundations-program-officer-racial-equity-in

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POSITION: Program Coordinator

ORGANIZATION: Hampshire College, Civil Liberties and Public Policy, Amherst, MA

CLPP is hiring a Program Coordinator!

  • Are you excited to work with students and new leaders in the movement?
  • Do you want to play an integral role in developing programming for CLPP’s emerging leaders network convenings and our annual conference?
  • Do you want to be part of a team committed to training the next generation of reproductive justice leaders?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions (or you know someone who would), read on for more information and check out our job posting on the CLPP website: https://clpp.hampshire.edu/clpp-hiring-1.

The Program Coordinator will provide support to CLPP’s campus based and national programs, including assisting in planning and logistics for NLNI meetings, managing CLPP’s campus programming and our Five College student group, and helping to developing the conference program, including planning and coordinating workshops and inviting speakers.  The PC will supervise CLPP’s student group coordinators and develop other campus-based programming for students in the Five Colleges and beyond.

For over 35 years, CLPP has educated and inspired new activists and supporters to build our movements, and realize the promise of reproductive justice and freedom for all of us. We know this work is critical today. We continue to be as committed as ever to pursuing this mission with unwavering dedication, creativity, and love, and look forward to welcoming new leaders to our team at CLPP.

For further information & to apply: To apply visit, https://careers-tsne.icims.com/jobs/1468/program-coordinator/job?mobile=false&width=960&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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POSITION: Data Analyst

ORGANIZATION: NYC Department of Health, Bureau of Health Promotion of Justice-Impacted Populations, NYC Health Justice Network

The NYC DOHMH’s Bureau of Health Promotion of Justice-Impacted Populations is currently recruiting a Data Analyst for the NYC Health Justice Network, a new programmatic initiative focused on providing high quality healthcare and social support services to individuals re-entering their communities from jail and prison. The ideal candidate would have an MPH, experience with database management and program evaluation, and proficiency with SAS.

Position Overview:

FPHNYC seeks a Data Analyst. Under the direction of the Senior Research Associate for the BHPJIP’s Surveillance, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit, with wide latitude for the exercise of independent judgement and initiative, the Data Analyst will assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the NYC HJN.The Data Analyst will oversee data collection and management activities, generate reports for dissemination, and collaborate with other BHPJIP staff to coordinate research and evaluation activities.

Responsibilities:

  • Complete all required agency trainings including Maven data platform training
  • Design questionnaire packages, follow-up assessments, and implement evaluation activities
  • Identify and oversee needed updates and modifications to data platform
  • Develop and maintain documentation of collected evaluation data
  • Maintain, review, and clean records of collected evaluation data and conduct analyses related to the evaluation studies
  • Prepare reports for senior managers, partner sites, and other stakeholders and generate publications and other written products based on findings from analyses
  • Assist with data linkages of evaluation data to external administrative sources
  • Work closely with BHPJIP leadership, partner site staff, and a third party evaluator to collaborate on and coordinate analysis and research
  • Assist with other duties, tasks, and special projects as needed

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and three (3) years of professional research experience OR a Master’s degree in epidemiology, public health, applied statistics, or related field and two (2) years of professional research experience. Master’s in Public Health is preferred.
  • Experience with database management, conducting field-based evaluations, and developing and maintaining documentation of datasets for use by other investigators.
  • Proficiency with SAS, SUDAAN, SQL, and other statistical analysis software.
  • Graduate-level work experience in data analytic techniques, mathematics, statistics, measures of association, or related data analysis fields.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize to meet multiple demands and expectations in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Candidates with lived experience of the criminal justice system are strongly preferred.

For further information & to apply: To apply, send resume with cover letter, including how your experience relates to this position and your salary requirements, to publichealthjobs@fphnyc.org indicating “PPC Data Analyst_your name” in subject line. See also: https://tinyurl.com/y843hbnv

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POSITION:  Assistant Professor on the Teaching Track in Epidemiology

ORGANIZATION:  Rutgers School of Public Health

Rutgers School of Public Health and the Epidemiology Concentration are growing rapidly and there are many exciting opportunities. We are seeking someone whose primary interest is in educating and mentoring the next generation of epidemiologists and in applying innovative and flexible teaching methods in the classroom.  We envision this person playing a central role in the life of our Department and school.

We are seeking applications for a full-time, 12-month teaching track (non-tenure track) Assistant Professor appointment in Epidemiology. The successful candidate will: teach courses in Epidemiology; provide academic advising and mentoring for Master of Public Health students; develop and implement a program of faculty development in pedagogy; and contribute to public health pedagogy through scholarship. This is a 3-year appointment with possibility of renewal. The teaching load is 5 courses per year.

The incumbent faculty member shall:

  • Teach a minimum of 5 courses per year in with at least 4 of those in Epidemiology methods
  • Use recognized teaching methods to implement novel curriculum, teaching methodologies, or programs through in person and online teaching modalities
  • Utilize recognized best practice for science education, including active and experiential learning pedagogies
  • Provide academic advising and mentorship to Master of Public Health students
  • Collaborate with faculty and leadership from the School of Public Health, and other relevant programs, to ensure assigned courses meet the needs of the relevant Department or Program
  • Be familiar with, and teach to the educational requirements and expectations associated with, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH); develop course content that meets and assesses these requirements
  • Develop a system to demonstrate that the minimum educational requirements are met for each course
  • Under the guidance of the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology Concentration Directors conduct professional development on pedagogic methods for Departmental faculty and course assistants
  • Aid in the maintenance and management of course scheduling for Epidemiology Concentration and Certificate students
  • Have the opportunity to pursue internal or external funding on public health pedagogy, and publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Participate in departmental and School service.

Successful applicants will have:

  • A doctoral degree or equivalent
  • A demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring with at least three years’ professional experience in a classroom setting
  • Experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in Epidemiology
  • Cognizance of general requirements and procedures related the Council on Education for Public Health accreditation requirements
  • Evidence of a commitment to diversity

For further information & to apply: See https://tinyurl.com/y3eh8qlc. Apply directly online at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/85612. Contact the search committee chair for more information:, Judith Graber, PhD, Associate Professor and Epidemiology Concentration Director graber@eohsi.rutgers.edu . Find us at APHA (Rutgers SH booth) in Philadelphia, we are offering preliminary interviews from noon Sunday Nov 2 through noon Wed Nov. 6. Sign up at the Rutgers School of Public Health booth

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POSITION: Special Assistant to the Assistant Commissioner

ORGANIZATION: New York City Health Department Bureau of HIV

Job Description

Hiring rate: $62,272.00 (Flat-Rate Annual)

The Bureau of HIV (BHIV) leads the Health Department’s response to the epidemic, including HIV testing initiatives, prevention programming, care and treatment programming, training and technical assistance, surveillance and field services, racial equity and social justice initiatives, public policy advocacy, and community engagement. The Assistant Commissioner of BHIV oversees this response. Under this leadership, and in collaboration with other staff as part of a diverse team, the Special Assistant will provide will provide administrative and programmatic support to the Assistant Commissioner.

Duties will include but not be limited to:

  • Coordinate with BHIV staff to ensure Bureau-level activities are completed appropriately and in a timely manner.
  • Prepare presentations on HIV-related issues/topics for the Assistant Commissioner, and prepare and deliver presentations as part of special projects by the Assistant Commissioner.
  • Monitor and track BHIV initiatives and compile performance measures for Assistant Commissioner, divisional, and agency review.
  • Draft reports, briefings, proposals, position statements, and meeting summaries for internal and external purposes.
  • Delegate tasks to BHIV staff on behalf of the Assistant Commissioner, and review and provide feedback on work products.
  • Manage internal and external communications for the Assistant Commissioner (e.g., related to speaker requests), and provide appropriate direction and follow-up to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Effectively represent BHIV and the agency in communications with community stakeholders * Help lead BHIV efforts to advance racial equity as BHIV Race to Justice Core Team Member.
  • Collaborate with other Bureaus in the Division of Disease Control and across the agency, as well as with community stakeholders.
  • Work closely with the Assistant Commissioner’s Executive Administrative Assistant to manage the Assistant Commissioner’s schedule and special projects and plan and coordinate Bureau-wide events/meetings.
  • Conduct public health literature reviews and other research as part of special projects by the Assistant Commissioner.
  • Handle confidential matters with a high degree of reliability and sensitivity
  • Perform all the tasks listed above and other tasks as assigned

Minimum Qualification Requirements:

  1. For Assignment Level I (only physical, biological and environmental sciences and public health) A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with a specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological or environmental science or in public health.

To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have:

  1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  2. A master’s degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or
  3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to “1” or “2” above. However, all candidates must have at least a master’s degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in “2” above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in “1” and “2” above.

Preferred Skills

  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills;
  • Knowledge of domestic HIV trends, epidemiology, and prevention technologies;
  • Previous experience with health equity and social justice-related initiatives;
  • Strong organizational and project management skills, with good follow-through to complete assignments within specified timeframes;
  • Ability to work independently and exercise a high degree of initiative to accomplish tasks and solve matters with minimal guidance;
  • Ability/willingness to take on and successfully manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Flexibility regarding work assignments, ability to work with/within a team;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft software applications with strong emphasis on Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel;
  • Experience developing and designing PowerPoint or similar type of presentations;
  • Demonstrated ability to serve as part of a high performing team, an understanding of city government operations, quantitative and/or qualitative data analysis skills.

For further information & to apply: To apply, https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/index_new.html?keyword=416387 . Job ID 416387.

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POSITION: Faculty Positions in Undergraduate Program in Public Health (3 positions)

ORGANIZATION: University of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY

We seek candidates for 3 faculty positions (non-tenure track) in our Undergraduate Program in Public Health. Join a collaborative team of faculty in our rapidly growing program, established in 2017. Candidates should have:

  • a doctoral degree in a public health discipline or a related field
  • a record of/potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate level
  • a record of/potential for research/scholarship and service

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 minority groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Faculty will have a primary focus on teaching, but should also make contributions to the scholarship and service missions of the School of Public Health and Health Professions (SPHHP). These are non-tenure track, academic year (10-month) positions, funded by New York State. These faculty will:

  • Be expected to teach 3 courses (9-12 credit hours) per semester
  • Be assigned to a “home department” in the SPHHP, based on area of expertise
  • Receive renewable, multi-year contracts

We are open to candidates with expertise in all areas of public health. Applications from individuals with expertise in environmental health, health policy, social determinants of health, and health equity are particularly encouraged.

The University at Buffalo (UB) is a research-intensive institution, the largest and most comprehensive of the campuses of the State University of New York (SUNY). Opportunities exist for interdisciplinary collaboration both within SPHHP and UB and with other outstanding research centers in the region. As the flagship university in the SUNY system, UB is ranked in the top 35 public universities by U.S. News and World Reports and has been a member of the elite Association of American Universities (AAU) for over 25 years.

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. For more information about the school, visit sphhp.buffalo.edu.

Western New York is an ideal place to live and work. Buffalo, called “The City of Good Neighbors,” offers outstanding public schools and affordable housing. Buffalo is a cultural center with excellent theater, museums and music as well as sports teams. For more information, please see: http://www.buffalo.edu/about_ub/the-buffalo-niagara-region.html

For further information & to apply: To apply, please see herehttps://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/postings/22053 (posting #F1900156). For specific inquiries, please contact: Dr. Sarahmona Przybyla, Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs (mona@buffalo.edu). Application review will continue until the positions are filled; for best consideration, please apply by October 31, 2019.