Postdoctoral Fellow – Pediatric Obesity And Health Behavior
Louisiana State University
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Job Posting Title:Postdoctoral Fellow – Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior
Position Type:Other Academic
Department:LSUPBRC PopSci – Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior (Amanda E Staiano (00011278))
Work Location:LSU – Pennington
Pay Grade:Other Academic
Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a world-renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, is seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior.
About Pennington Biomedical Research Center At the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia, Pennington Biomedical is a campus of Louisiana State University and conducts basic, clinical and population research.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center is a world-renowned academic research institute that is exceptionally well equipped for studying the fundamental mechanisms driving changes in metabolic health. The Center includes three Scientific Divisions: Basic Science, Clinical Research, and Population and Public Health, enabling both focused research and translational science. Research at Pennington is supported broadly by multiple NIH Research Centers, including NORC, COBRE, and LACaTS centers.
The research enterprise at the center includes approximately 65 faculty and more than 20 post-doctoral fellows who comprise a network of 44 laboratories supported by lab technicians, nurses, dietitians and support personnel, and 13 highly specialized core service facilities. Pennington Biomedical is located within state-of-the-art research facilities on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Conducting research studies on the prevention and treatment of obesity and related co-morbidities in children and adolescents
Assist with conducting statistical analyses of clinical and population datasets
Preparation of research grant applications and peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and abstracts in the area of obesity and physical activity in children and adolescents
Current ongoing studies include a family-based behavioral treatment program for childhood obesity delivered in clinical settings; technology-mediated physical activity promotion trials using exergames, apps, and telehealth; and observational epidemiological studies on the facilitators and barriers of physical activity and sedentary behavior in children and adolescents, including the use of ecological momentary assessment, accelerometry, global positioning system tracking, and body composition data derived from magnetic resonance imaging.
Ph.D. in psychology, epidemiology, nutritional science, public health, exercise science or a related field.
Special Qualifications Pennington requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or, for those with an approved exemption, the employee must participate in mandatory biweekly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination or apply for and be granted an exemption prior to their official start date.
Questions or for more information, please contact Dr. Amanda Staiano Amanda.Staiano@pbrc.edu. No phone calls please.
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Additional Job Description: Special Instructions: Posting Date:
November 8, 2021
Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified): Additional Position Information:
Background Check – An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.
Benefits – LSU offers outstanding benefits to eligible employees and their dependents including health, life, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement options; various leave options; paid holidays; wellness benefits; tuition exemption for qualified positions; training and development opportunities; employee discounts; and more!
Essential Position (Y/N): LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer:
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COVID-19 Vaccine Protocol:
LSU requires the COVID-19 vaccine for all students, faculty, and staff or mandatory monthly testing. New employees must either submit proof of vaccination within three (3) days of their official start date, otherwise they will be entered into the mandatory monthly testing protocol beginning in November 2021.
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