Postdoctoral Scholar Announcement
St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Contact Denise E. Wilfley, PhD
Field of Study: Obesity, eating disorders, and cardiovascular disease prevention and treatment
Qualifications: MD or PhD
Requirements: Applicants must be a US citizen or permanent resident. Start date is flexible. Stipend is fixed by the funding source, NHLBI.
The primary purpose of this NHLBI-funded training program is to provide transdisciplinary research opportunities to postdoctoral trainees focusing on prevention and treatment of obesity and eating disorders. Trainees will develop the translational research skills necessary to integrate knowledge from the biomedical, clinical, basic behavioral, population health, and social sciences to advance understanding of obesity and eating disorders treatment and prevention. Trainees are expected to develop and execute a focused line of research related to their interests, and establish a professional identity and reputation as a clinical investigator in the larger obesity/eating disorder research through projects mentored by interdisciplinary guidance teams. Mentors represent the departments of psychiatry, psychology, nutrition, biostatistics, cardiology, genetics, social work, and public health. Fellows will have access to the many resources at Washington University such as the Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences, the Institute for Public Health, and the Nutrition Obesity Research Center to conduct innovative research from "bench to bedside and beyond."
Washington University School of Medicine is a leader in improving human health throughout the world. As noted leaders in patient care, research, and education, our faculty members have contributed many discoveries and innovations to the field of science since the founding of the School of Medicine in 1891. The School of Medicine is one of seven schools of Washington University in St. Louis. In the 2012 U.S. News and World Report of the best medical schools (research), WUSM was ranked #6.
WUSM is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity, and actively encourages candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education to apply.
Please contact Dr. Wilfley at email@example.com for additional information. Thank you.
When applying for this position, please mention you saw this ad in the APS Postdoc Exchange.