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We are currently seeking Post-Doctoral Fellows in pediatric physical activity and obesity. Please see the advertisement below and apply here:


Post-Doctoral Fellowships in

Pediatric Physical Activity and Obesity


Pennington Biomedical Research Center

Baton Rouge, LA


Pennington Biomedical Research Center is seeking two postdoctoral research fellows in the area of pediatric physical activity and obesity. The primary responsibilities associated with these positions are: 1) conducting research studies on the prevention and treatment of obesity and related co-morbidities in children and adolescents, 2) assistance in conducting statistical analyses of population datasets, and 3) preparation of research grant applications and peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts and abstracts in the area of physical activity and obesity in children and adolescents.


Current ongoing studies include a family-based behavioral treatment program for childhood obesity with a focus on the African American population; technology-mediated physical activity promotion trials using exergames; and observational epidemiological studies on the facilitators and barriers of physical activity and sedentary behavior in children and adolescents, including the use of ecological momentary assessment, accelerometry, global positioning system tracking, and body composition data derived from magnetic resonance imaging.


The Pennington Biomedical Research Center offers a rich collegial research environment with state-of-the-art facilities for clinical trials and the statistical analysis of large, complex datasets. A distinguished list of faculty is involved in such research studies at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System ( Full benefits, including health insurance and a competitive salary, will be provided.



Ph.D. in psychology, epidemiology, public health, exercise science or a related field. Resumes will be accepted until suitable candidates are found. Interested applicants may contact Dr. Amanda Staiano or Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk for more details at or