Student working on a research project.

Research Assistant/Data Analyst For Maternal And Child Health Research

The Division of Behavioral Medicine, Department of Pediatrics at the University at Buffalo is offering positions of Research Assistants in 2016 and 2017. Research Assistants will work with Dr. Xiaozhong Wen and research staff as a team on a research project that helps pregnant women to quit smoking. This research project involves multicomponent behavioral interventions including education, monitoring and feedback, contingent financial incentives, and supporter. For this specific position, the Research Assistants will work on literature review, data cleaning, data analysis (using SAS), presenting results with tables and figures, drafting manuscript, and/or presenting their work at an academic conference.

This Research Assistantship is open to students from majors of health and life sciences, and have at least a 3.0 GPA and basic statistic skills. You can earn course credit (1-3) for this position if you want. The research participants in this project are PREGNANT women who are currently SMOKING. To find out more about the Research Assistantship, or to apply, please go to the website ( to fill out the screening survey. You can e-mail Dr. Xiaozhong Wen at: The research profile of Dr. Wen can be found at “”.

Research Project Information

Disciplines: Health and life sciences
Student Skill-Set Needed: Strong oral and writing communication skills, 3.0 or higher GPA, basic statistic skills, and willing to learn SAS statistical software
Compensation: Academic Credit, Volunteer
Available: Fall, Spring, Summer


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

Faculty Member: Xiaozhong Wen
Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Pediatrics
Office: 3435 Main St., G56 Farber Hall
Phone: 7168296811