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Principal Research Support Specialist
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Date Posted Jun. 20, 2024
Title Principal Research Support Specialist
University University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
Buffalo, NY, United States
Department Emergency Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory
The Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a research position focused on research addressing the opioid epidemic and priority areas for enhancing the systems of drug abuse prevention, treatment, and harm reduction in New York State. Specific projects include: Documenting the use of and assessing the effectiveness of fentanyl and xylazine test strips; Evaluating the effectiveness of telemedicine for providing medicationā€assisted therapy; Understanding the perspectives of individuals in opiate treatment and recovery peer support roles.

Faculty are affiliated with the MATTERS Network, which conducts harm reduction activities, telemedicine, and referrals. MATTERS is currently one of the largest distributors of fentanyl and xylazine test strips. There will be a focus on activities supporting the submission of grant applications and manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, e.g., literature reviews, with opportunities for co-authorship. Training and mentorship will be provided by research faculty in Emergency Medicine and the Clinical and Research Institute on Addictions (CRIA). This position is funded by a grant from the New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS).

Duties and responsibilities:
  • Assist interdisciplinary teams to ensure the successful execution of research objectives.
  • Contribute to the development and writing of grant proposals for extramural and/or intramural funding.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of research plans.
  • Summarize relevant literature and contribute innovative ideas to enhance the quality and impact of grant submissions.
  • Conduct focus groups facilitating research goals and analyze discussion content.
  • Assist in the presentation of research plans and results to faculty, collaborators/partners, and institutional/community stakeholders.
  • Assist in the dissemination of research findings through publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at conferences.
  • Assist team members to create reports, articles, and other documents for diverse audiences.
  • Participate in Department of Emergency Medicine research division projects and meetings.

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. We support your growth and development through our career coaching and training department and we qualify as a public service loan forgiveness organization. Learn more about our benefit packages.

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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