Posted: Sep 9, 2022
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Postdoctoral Researcher

Application Deadline: Oct 9, 2022
Academic/Research

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a world-renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, is seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher in Precision Nutrition.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center is one of the six clinical centers of the NIH Common Fund’s Nutrition for Precision Health (NPH), powered by the All of Us Research Program. The overall goal of this study is to assess the relationship between diet and health and to explore how individuals respond to foods and dietary patterns.

The objectives of the study are to: 

1. Examine individual differences observed in response to different diets by studying the interactions between diet, genes, proteins, microbiome, metabolism, and other individual contextual factors.

2. Use artificial intelligence (AI) to develop algorithms to predict individual responses to foods and dietary patterns.

3. Generate new hypotheses linking nutrition and diets to health and disease.

The study at Pennington Biomedical is under the direction of Drs Ravussin and Redman but the NPH consortium encompasses 14 academic institutions. Pennington Biomedical's award details: https://reporter.nih.gov/project-details/10385934.

This training opportunity will provide hands on laboratory and clinical research encounters accompanied by interactive seminars to train new investigators in the knowledge and skills necessary for establishing an independent research career.