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

Date Posted Dec. 23, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Associate, Sociology
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Sociology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Sociology - General
The University at Buffalo, department of Sociology is seeking applications for a 2-year full-time Postdoctoral Associate funded by an NIA R01 grant on “The Demography of Chronic Pain: A Population Approach to Pain Trends, Pain Disparities, and Painā€Related Disability and Death” (R01AG065351). The successful candidate will work under the direction of project heads Drs. Hanna Grol-Prokopczyk (University at Buffalo), Anna Zajacova (Western University, Canada), and Zachary Zimmer (Global Aging and Community Initiative at Mount Saint Vincent University, Canada).

The project utilizes large-scale, national data from the U.S., Canada, and other countries to analyze population-level pain trends; social disparities in pain; association between pain, disability, and mortality; “upstream” factors shaping pain outcomes; and related topics. In the coming period we are particularly interested in advancing understanding of the links between pain and mortality, and between social policies and pain, both in the U.S. and internationally.

We are interested in recent or soon-to-be doctoral graduates with very strong quantitative skills looking to enhance their scholarship through publication in this research area. The successful candidate should be able to work together with an international research team, while also being able to work independently and creatively. Applicants can be from any discipline but must be familiar with demographic concepts, literature, and techniques. Proficiency in English is required.
The successful candidate will be based out of the Department of Sociology - University at Buffalo. In-person residence is welcome but not required. The salary range for this position is $50-$54,000 USD/year. Preferred starting date is July 1, 2023. The position runs for one year with a second-year renewal upon adequate progress.

Applicants must have a PhD by the time of appointment. Interested parties should apply by submitting a cover letter that indicates fit and specific skills (e.g., specific statistical skills), a curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and two examples of scholarly writing, via UB Jobs. Inquiries may be sent to Prof. Grol-Prokopczyk ( We will begin to review applications on February 1, 2023 and continue to review until the position is filled.

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About The University at Buffalo
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.

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

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