Postdoctoral Researcher

Saturday 7th September 2019

Pennington Biomedical Research Center

The Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher to study effects of physical activity interventions on the brain among older African Americans. The fellowship will provide training and hands-on research experiences in exercise science, neuroimaging, health disparities, aging, and community-based interventions. The fellow will assist with study design and implementation, and lead his or her own data analyses and publication of study findings. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to work on secondary data from additional interventional and observational studies related to physical activity, and cardiometabolic and aging outcomes among African American cohorts. The goal of the fellowship is for the fellow to develop his or her own unique research agenda related to health disparities, aging, neuroscience, or other related areas. This work will occur in a highly collaborative and diverse research environment with opportunities to contribute to a wide variety of publications, presentations, and grant proposals.

Job Responsibilities
• Assume primary responsibility for the development of his/her research and career.
• Seek career and research advice from available faculty.
• Perform the research required by the faculty supervisor to a high standard.
• Participate in scheduled post-doctoral career development activities.
• Skills, Education, and Experience Required

• Ph.D. in a field related to exercise science, neuroimaging, health disparities, or aging.
• Evidence of a publication productivity in major conferences or journals.
• Excellent oral presentation and communication skills.
• Evidence of work in multidisciplinary team.

• Experience conducting behavioral lifestyle interventions
• Experience with community-based research
• Experience doing clinical research in ethnic minority groups or other under-represented populations

Pennington Biomedical Research Center conducts cutting-edge studies in diabetes, obesity, aging, and related conditions. The Center is home to extensive clinical research resources, including two 3T MRI machines, two DEXA scanners, ultrasound equipment, a BODPOD, metabolic chambers, and inpatient and outpatient clinics. The Center also has extensive connections to community entities including the recreation department, fitness facilities, faith-based organizations, and the Mayor’s Office. These resources support a Pennington research portfolio that includes 50 research laboratories, 70 faculty, 100 adjunct faculty and over 30 postdoctoral researchers. In 2012, Pennington was ranked one of the top ten places in the US to work as a postdoc, with two postdoctoral T32 training grants, numerous career development activities, and a variety of scientific education programs. Pennington is a member of the Louisiana State University system situated in the lovely, thriving, and family-friendly city of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Organization Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Location Baton Rouge, LA
Title Postdoctoral Researcher