The State University of New York at Buffalo

The State University of New York at Buffalo is seeking a Ph.D. level candidate in Psychology or a related field for a data analyst position on two NIH funded studies.  The position could be for one full-time person working on both projects or two half-time people - one on each project.  The first project is a  5-year longitudinal study with anticipated NIH funding through March 31, 2020.  The goal of the project is to examine developmental pathways to violence, victimization, and substance use (VVSU) in adolescence (15-17 years) in a sample of children exposed to high levels of community violence recruited at birth.  The second is a 5-year longitudinal study with anticipated NIH funding through June 30, 2017.  The goal of this project is to examine the effects of prenatal tobacco/marijuana exposure and early childhood adversity on children's self-regulation and social competence with a assessments beginning in pregnancy and continuing into kindergarten age.  

The data analyst will be responsible for preparing and analyzing longitudinal data and will work collaboratively on manuscripts.  Incumbent will be required to perform analytical methods appropriate for longitudinal data sets including: Structural Equations Modeling, Latent Growth Modeling, and Multilevel Modeling. The position will involve close collaboration with the investigators and research team on the two projects, including Drs. Rina Eiden, Amanda Nickerson, Pamela Schuetze, William Wieczorek, Jamie Ostrov, Stephanie Godleski, Craig Colder, Gregory Homish, and Joseph Lucke. This is an excellent opportunity for publications and presentations on developmental research with samples at high risk due to prenatal and early childhood adversity.  Opportunities exist to take formal courses or workshops to enhance statistical knowledge.  

The University at Buffalo is a premier, research-intensive university dedicated to academic excellence. The Research InstItute on Addictions (RIA;, a long-standing national leader in the study of substance use and abuse, addiction, and treatment, is centrally located in the Buffalo-Niagara Falls region. The area provides a wide array of features including arts, culture, and environmental splendor. To see some of what Buffalo has to offer, please visit

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