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LSU-Pennington Biomedical
Baton Rouge, LA, United States (on-site)
29 days ago
LSU-Pennington Biomedical
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States (on-site)
29 days ago


Postdoctoral Researcher

LSU-Pennington Biomedical

Full time

Job #R0070578

About Us:

At the forefront of medical discovery as it relates to understanding the causes of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and dementia, Pennington Biomedical Research Center is a campus of Louisiana State University and conducts basic, clinical and population research. The Center includes Basic Science, Clinical Research, and Population and Public Health, enabling both focused research and translational science. Research at Pennington Biomedical is supported broadly by multiple NIH Research Centers, and includes approximately 65 faculty and 20 postdoctoral fellows who comprise a network of 44 laboratories 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.

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Job Posting Title:

Postdoctoral Researcher

Position Type:

Other Academic


LSUPBRC Clinic - Brain and Metabolism Imaging in Chronic Disease (Owen T Carmichael (00007151))

Work Location:

LSU - Pennington Biomedical (Baton Rouge, LA)

Pay Grade:

Other Academic

Job Description:

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

The Postdoctoral Researcher will study effects of lifestyle factors, including physical activity, cardiovascular risk management, and intranasal insulin, on the aging brain. Existing cognitive and neuroimaging data that is ready for the fellow to analyze comes from physical activity interventions among older African Americans, an intranasal insulin intervention among middle-aged African Americans, and the observational Bogalusa Heart Study that has lifespan cardiovascular risk exposure data.  

The fellowship will provide training and hands-on research experiences in exercise science, neuroimaging, health disparities, aging, and community-based interventions. The fellow will assist with study design and implementation and lead his or her own data analyses and publication of study findings. In addition, the fellow will have the opportunity to work on secondary data from additional interventional and observational studies related to physical activity, and cardiometabolic and aging outcomes. The goal of the fellowship is for the fellow to develop his or her own unique research agenda related to health disparities, aging, neuroscience, or other related areas. This work will occur in a highly collaborative and diverse research environment with opportunities to contribute to a wide variety of publications, presentations, and grant proposals.

Job Responsibilities  

  • Assume primary responsibility for the development of his/her research and career.
  • Seek career and research advice from available faculty.
  • Perform the research required by the faculty supervisor to a high standard.
  • Participate in scheduled post-doctoral career development activities.


Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in a field related to exercise science, neuroimaging, health disparities, or aging. Evidence of a publication productivity in major conferences or journals. Excellent oral presentation and communication skills. Evidence of work in multidisciplinary team.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience conducting behavioral lifestyle interventions, experience with community-based research, experience doing clinical research in ethnic minority groups or other under-represented populations, experience with neuroimaging, cardiovascular disease, and data analysis.

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Special Instructions:

Please provide curriculum vita, letter of application, and (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address as a single pdf document.
*Attach pdf document under the "Resume/CV" section of your application.

A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, official transcripts are required prior to hire.

Posting Date: August 11, 2022

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Additional Position Information:

Pennington Biomedical is located within state-of-the-art research facilities on a 222-acre campus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. For more information, visit PBRC.

Questions regarding career opportunities at Pennington Biomedical should be sent to

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Benefits - Pennington Biomedical Research Center 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!

Pennington Biomedical Research Center/LSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Pennington Biomedical Research Center and LSU believes diversity, equity, and inclusion enrich the educational experience of our students, faculty, and staff, and are necessary to prepare all people to thrive personally and professionally in a global society. We celebrate diversity and are committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We actively seek and encourage qualified applications from persons with diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact the Office of Human Resource Management at

Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to PBRC Human Resources at 225-763-2776 or

Job Information

  • Job ID: 65373860
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States
  • Company Name For Job: LSU-Pennington Biomedical
  • Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Industry: Education (Adult Learning)
  • Job Function: Research
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Ph.D.
  • Min Experience: 0-1 Year
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
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