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Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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June 15, 2023



3 - year

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Job Description and Eligibility Requirements

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking postdoctoral fellows interested in the complex interactions between genetic, molecular, physiological, behavioral and environmental aspects of obesity.

These fellowships will be supported by an nIH T32 training grant entitled “Training in Obesity Research” which provides up to three years of funding including NIH salary, benefits, travel, and research support. The training program is directed by Drs. Phil Brantley and Leanne Redman and 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 NIGMS sponsored Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE); and (3) The Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS), an NIH IDeA Center led by NIGMS.

The program has been continuously funded since 2003 and has trained 26 scientist, nearly all of whom have continued research and acquired academic careers. Graduates have been awarded over 58 research grants and have produced over 600 publications.