CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


Faculty Positions

Job Type:
Faculty
Job Number:
Basic Science Research
Description:
The Pennington Center is a unique, internationally recognized nutritional research center of the Louisiana State University System. Its 80-member faculty apply multidisciplinary approaches to understanding the interactions between nutrition, health and chronic disease primarily as it relates to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and aging. As a research Center, its teaching and training is limited to mentoring of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. The Center has made significant investments in a range of cutting edge technologies including cell imaging, genomics, proteomics, microarrays and transgenics and has both inpatient and outpatient facilities for clinical studies. The current 5-year development program includes a 180,000sq. ft. expansion of research space and the recruitment of 30 new faculty positions. Further information on current faculty and their research may be found at www.pbrc.edu. All faculty appointments are academic appointments within the Louisiana State University (LSU) system. Applications from and/or nominations of outstanding candidates are sought for Faculty level positions in the following areas: 1. Cellular Sensing of Nutrient Status, with specific expertise in regulation of protein expression and/or function. Individuals with a wide area of research interests will be considered but a focus relevant to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer would be advantageous. Areas of interest are nutrient regulation of translational and post-translational events, gene transcription or mRNA decay. Approaches to the problem should be comprehensive and may include the use of microarray technology, genomics, proteomics, in vivo imaging and metabolomics that allow for the manipulation of signaling, transcriptional and metabolic pathways. 2. Developmental Biology. Individuals with a wide area of research interests will be considered but a focus relevant to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer would be advantageous. Research interests ranging from stem cell differentiation and apoptosis as applied to chronic disease and the environmental and genetic influences on fetal and postnatal development of physiological control systems are favored. Approaches to the problem should be comprehensive and may include the use of microarray technology, genomics, proteomics, in vivo imaging and metabolomics with genetic systems that allow for the manipulation of signaling, transcriptional and metabolic pathways. 3. Neurobiology and Behavior. Individuals with a wide area of research interests will be considered but a focus relevant to obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease or cancer would be advantageous. Areas of interest include but are not exclusive to regulation of energy balance, autonomic control of peripheral tissues, the effects of food components on structure and function of the nervous system, developmental/regeneration/aging aspects of neural function and neural function involved in reward, addiction and specific appetites. Other potential research themes could include neurological effects associated with the Metabolic Syndrome, oxidative stress, maternal environment and inflammatory processes. Research approaches should include the use of advanced methods and technologies such as molecular engineering, neural imaging or electrophysiology.
Qualifications:
PhD, MD or equivalent degree, with a distinguished record of research productivity
Faculty:
Bouchard, Claude
To Apply:
Apply online at: https://lsusystemcareers.lsu.edu
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