Graduate Student in Environmental Health Sciences at State University of New York-Albany

Paid Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

Project Description

Applications are invited for a graduate research assistant (GRA) position hosted at the School of Public Health, University at Albany to assess the environmental and health impacts of food rescuing systems. UAlbany joined in the RECIPES (Resilient, Equitable, and Circular Innovation with Partnership and Education Synergies) network, which is a large research network funded by National Science Foundation to advance the science about drivers and impacts of food waste and about solutions to preventing, treating and rescuing food waste. Within the RECIPES network, UAlbany’s multidisciplinary research seeks to understand the impacts of food rescue practices, technologies and policies. A detailed project description of RECIPES project is available

GRA Responsibilities

The GRA will use a single and/or integrated approach among survey, life cycle assessment, system dynamic and statistical methods to quantify environmental and health impacts of food rescue systems. The GRA will participate in project and RECIPES network meetings, and engage collaborators and stakeholders. The GRA will lead and/or participate in the preparation of manuscripts. The GRA is strongly encouraged to develop his/her own dissertation based upon this project, and to present the research findings at academic conferences. Additionally, the GRA will be advised to create an individual development plan to advance career development.


The GRA can start immediately. The position is renewed annually, dependent on GRA’s performances and fund availability. The schedule is 20 hours per week.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Self-motivation and a high level of responsibility to complete tasks in a timely manner are required
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills are required
  • Strong writing/verbal communication skills are preferred
  • Life cycle assessment/system dynamic/statistical analyses experience is preferred

Stipends and Benefits

The stipends are commensurate with GRA’s experiences, levels of responsibilities and workloads. The GRA will also receive the Research Foundation’s benefits such as health insurance.

For more information, contact Xiaobo Romeiko at