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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Obesity Research
Pennington Biomedical Research Center in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana
 
 
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Date Posted May 23, 2019
Category
Postdoctoral-Fellowships
Postdoctoral-Biology
Postdoctoral-Health Sciences
Salary $70,808 -  USD Per Year
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking three postdoctoral fellows to begin in 2019. These fellowships will be supported by an NIH T32 training grant entitled "Training in Obesity Research". The position provides up to three years of funding including NIH salary, benefits, travel, and research support.

This T32 training program uses hands on laboratory mentoring and interactive seminars to train new investigators in the knowledge and skills necessary for establishing an independent research career. Pennington Biomedical also has three NIH Center grants that provide resources for postdocs. These include: (1) an NIDDK sponsored Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) that studies nutrition and metabolic health through the lifespan; (2) an NCCIH sponsored Botanical Dietary Supplements Research Center that examines botanicals and their impact on metabolic syndrome; and (3) The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS), an NIH IDeA Center led by NIGMS.

This program has been continuously funded since 2003 and has trained 25 scientists, nearly all of whom have continued in research and acquired academic careers. Graduates have been awarded over 58 research grants and have produced over 600 publications. 

Faculty at Pennington Biomedical are highly productive, collaborative, and place high value on the mentoring of junior scientists. Trainees are encouraged to work with multiple faculty members and to pursue in-depth research that transcends traditional scientific boundaries with a focus on cross-disciplinary approaches that may have significant influence on ameliorating the effects of obesity in our society.

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. or M.D. required or anticipated from the basic, clinical or population science disciplines. Doctoral research experience should be in the following areas: biology, medicine, physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, public health and/or psychology.
  • We are looking for applicants with strong publication records and recommendation letters that indicate confidence in the applicant's ability to become an independent scientist.
  • Only US citizens or permanent residents (green card recipients) who are less than five years from their terminal degree will be considered.  

 

Interested candidates should provide the following materials:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vita 
  • a statement of research interests (one to two pages)
  • 3 letters of reference

About Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (located an hour northwest of New Orleans) is a premier state-of-the art research facility with internationally-renown investigators that have active research programs in obesity, metabolic diseases, physical activity and nutrition. Much of the research at our Center addresses NIDDK target areas for obesity research, including brain regulation of appetite and digestion, the role of the gut microbiome in weight regulation, weight maintenance, mechanisms and health benefits of bariatric surgery, the intergenerational transmission of obesity and obesity in children. Faculty at Pennington Biomedical are highly productive, collaborative, and place high value on the mentoring of junior scientists. Trainees are encouraged to work with multiple faculty members and to pursue in-depth research that transcends traditional scientific boundaries with a focus on cross-disciplinary approaches that may have significant influence on ameliorating the effects of obesity in our society.

 

T32 Program Website: https://www.pbrc.edu/training-and-education/postdocs/obesity-from-genes-to-man/

Application Website: https://www.pbrc.edu/human-resources/careers/?jobid=1483

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