Research Dietitian

Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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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:

Research Dietitian

Position Type:

Professional / Unclassified


LSUPBRC Clinic - Ingestive Behavior (Corby Kyle Martin (00009390))

Work Location:

LSU - Pennington Biomedical

Pay Grade:


Job Description:

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
, a world-renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, is seeking a Research Dietitian in the Ingestive Behavior, Weight Management and Health Promotion Laboratory.

The Research Dietitian should have a strong interest in behavioral science, dietary assessment, and the design and delivery of mobile health interventions. The candidate will join the Ingestive Behavior, Weight Management and Health Promotion Laboratory, which has a well-funded research portfolio that primarily focusses on the development and delivery of lifestyle interventions to improve health and foster effective weight management, the assessment of ingestive behaviors, and the quantification of food intake with imaging technology.

The Research Dietitian will work closely with a small team of researchers and dietitians and will participate in all aspects of clinical research conducted by the Ingestive Behavior Laboratory, including collaboration in the development and execution of research studies, collection management and analysis of study data, development and delivery of dietary & behavioral interventions, and creation and testing of mHealth applications.

Job Responsibilities

  • Participate in the assessment of ingestive behaviors in the laboratory and free-living conditions,

  • Participate in the development and delivery of health promotion interventions, such as exercise training, dietary interventions, time-restricted eating, and weight loss treatment.

  • Collaborate in the design, planning, and execution of experimental studies and clinical trials.

  • Participate in creation, preparation and submission of study procedures and materials for IRB consideration.

  • Facilitate development, refinement, beta testing, and validity testing of smartphone apps that are intended to quantify food intake behaviors or other health behaviors.

  • Participate in additional photography-based methods to assess various food intake related behaviors, or other health behaviors, such as alcohol intake or vaping.

  • Facilitate execution of studies conducted in the laboratory and community.

Required Qualifications

  • Registered Dietitian with a Bachelor’s Degree

  • Highly motivated and organized

  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Background or master’s degree in nutrition, statistics, public health, psychology, computer science, exercise science, kinesiology, or related field

  • 1 - 3 years of experience

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Additional Job Description:

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Please provide cover letter, resume and (3) professional references including name, title, phone number and e-mail address.

  • 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:

September 22, 2022

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

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

Questions regarding career opportunities at Pennington Biomedical should be sent to .

Background Check - An offer of employment is contingent on a satisfactory pre-employment background check.

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!

Essential Position (Y/N):

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 .

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