Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking a post-doctoral fellow with a strong interest in clinical research. Specific areas of research include assessing food intake with food imaging technology, ingestive behavior, weight management, and health promotion. The fellow will participate in all aspects of clinical research, particularly those related to projects that are developing and validating methods to quantify food intake and related behaviors with smartphone apps. Additional research with apps designed to assess other ingestive behaviors, such as drinking alcohol or vaping, is possible. The fellow will also participate in the design and delivery of novel weight management interventions, including traditional weight loss programs, as well as time-restricted eating and other unconventional interventions. These interventions will be delivered in the clinic, as well as remotely via mobile health applications. The fellow will also participate in seeking financial support for research, planning and designing studies, collection and analysis of data, and disseminating the findings. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary. A doctoral degree in nutrition, psychology, exercise science, kinesiology, or related fields is preferred.
Pennington Biomedical Research Center is located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and is part of the Louisiana State University System. Pennington Biomedical Research Center is a cutting-edge research facility that primarily focuses on the study of nutrition, physical activity, metabolism, and weight change. Pennington Biomedical Research Center is supported by three NIH Center grants, including an NIDDK-funded Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC), an NIGMS-funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), and the NIGMS-funded Louisiana Clinical and Translational Science Center (LA CaTS). These center grants provide unique resources to fellows and junior faculty.
Department: LSUPBRC Clinic - Ingestive Behavior, Weight Management, and Health Promotion (Corby Kyle Martin (00009390)) Work Location: LSU - Pennington Pay Grade: Other Academic.