Posted: Mar 28, 2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Obesity Research

Salary: $53,760.00 - $58,608.00 Annually
Application Deadline: N/A

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” and will provide up to three years of funding including NIH salary, benefits, travel, and research support. The Center is seeking MDs and PhDs with biomedical research experience who are interested in understanding the complex interactions between genetic, molecular, physiological and behavioral aspects of obesity. Evidence of motivation and skills in scientific writing such as publications and grant experience are highly desirable. Only US citizens or green card recipients will be considered. 

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. The program has been continuously funded since 2003 and has trained 26 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.

About Pennington Biomedical: 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. 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.

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.

For more information on this program please visit our website.

Interested candidates should apply here with the following items:

  • a cover letter
  • a curriculum vitae
  • a statement of research interests (one to two pages)
  • 3 references