Student working on a research project.

Food Systems Planning And Healthy Communities Lab

Are you interested in how planning or public policy influences the quality of life in communities? Are you interested in research focused on creating places where people can lead healthy, full lives? Are you committed to the creation of just and equitable communities? If so, these student positions may be for you! Two student positions are available at the UB Food Systems Planning and Healthy Communities Lab. Selected candidate(s) will work with the Principal Investigator, Dr. Samina Raja, and the lab team on multiple research projects, ranging from research projects based in Buffalo, nationally in the US, and globally (in South Asia).

Application process: Submit a resume including names and contact information for three references and a 1-page cover letter indicating why you are interested in the position by e-mail to Dr. Samina Raja at Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The subject line of the e-mail must specify “Student Position [Undergraduate OR Graduate]: Candidate’s last name.”

Research Project Information

Student Skill-Set Needed: Candidate must be proficient in the use of Microsoft Suite of programs. Candidate must possess a strong work ethic, curiosity, deep commitment to social justice, and willingness to work independently and in a team. Strong writing and analytic skills are a
Compensation: Salary / Stipend
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


For further information on this opportunity, or to apply, contact:

Faculty Member: Dr. Samina Raja
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Community Health And Health Behavior
Office: 233 Hayes Hall
Phone: (716) 829-5881