This is a grant-supported position with anticipated funding through 2024 . The individual will be assigned to
‘Strong Foundations: Intervening to Promote Co-Parenting and Reduce Father Hazardous Drinking in Expectant Parents” under the supervision of Craig Colder, PhD., Rina Eiden, PhD., Stephanie Godleski, PhD., and Meghan Leising, M.A. and will be an employee of The Research Foundation for SUNY.

This is a multi-method, randomized efficacy trial to promote adjustment, co-parenting, and dyadic functioning among expecting couples with heavy drinking fathers and mothers who are light drinking/abstaining during pregnancy. Incumbent will be responsible for

• Recruitment, scheduling, and data collection on the above mentioned study. Recruitment involves going to women’s clinics in Buffalo and Rochester areas and asking pregnant women and their partners who are presenting for prenatal care to complete a short confidential survey on a tablet.

• Data collection involves conducting home visits for baseline and follow-up assessments with participating families in the Buffalo/Rochester area. Home visits will involve interviewing couples on sensitive topics, including substance use, as well as video-taping couple and family interactions. – – In addition to conducting assessments, the incumbent will be involved in tasks such as checking data and assisting with administrative tasks such as project mailings, photocopying, scheduling and tracking participants, and coding observational assessments.

• Other project related tasks are assigned as needed.

Incumbent receives general direction for most activities. Incumbent receives more direct supervision when experimental or unusual processes are involved, and is expected to consult with their supervisor or Project Director as needed.

*About UB*
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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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The State University of New York at Buffalo is a public research university with campuses in Buffalo and Amherst, New York, United States. It is commonly referred to as the University at Buffalo (UB) or SUNY Buffalo, and was formerly known as the University of Buffalo. It is the de facto flagship campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) system, with the largest enrollment, largest endowment and research funding as a comprehensive university center in the SUNY system.The university was founded in 1846 as a private medical college, but in 1962 merged with the SUNY system.

As of 2017, the university enrolls 30,648 students in 13 colleges, making it the largest public university in New York. In addition to the College of Arts and Sciences, the university houses the largest state-operated medical school, dental school, education school, business school, engineering school, pharmacy school, and also features the only state law school, architecture and urban planning school in the state of New York. The university offers over 100 bachelor’s, 205 master’s, 84 doctoral, and 10 professional areas of study.

According to the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, the University at Buffalo is a Doctoral University with the Highest Research Activity (R1). In 1989, UB was elected to the Association of American Universities. UB’s alumni and faculty have included a Prime Minister, astronauts, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners, three billionaires, Academy Award winners, Emmy Award winners, Fulbright Scholars, and Rhodes Scholars. U.S. President Millard Fillmore was one of the school’s principal founders and served as the school’s first chancellor.

In the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education 2017 inaugural ranking, UB was ranked as the #1 public university in New York and #28 in the nation. Buffalo has consistently placed in the top cluster of U.S. public research universities and among the overall top 30 research universities according to the Center for Measuring University Performance[12] and was ranked as the 38th best value for in-state students and the 27th best value for out-of-state students in the 2012 Kiplinger rankings of best value of national universities. U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of America’s Best Colleges ranked UB 89th on their list of best national universities and 38th among public universities.