The Adise lab in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, University of Southern California seeks a postdoctoral fellow to work on NIH funded studies investigating neurocognitive development of obesity and appetite regulation during childhood and adolescence. The start date for this position will be as early as 1 Sept 2023 but is flexible.

This research combines multimodal techniques including behavioral, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and biological markers of metabolic health. The postdoctoral fellow will be using Big Data methods to analyze large-scale questions in the ABCD Study geared at understanding how social determinants of health may influence neurocognitive development of obesity risk. There will also be opportunities to be involved in smaller scale studies at CHLA. Additionally, the candidate will work alongside leaders of the field of ingestive behavior, neuroimaging, and neurocognitive development.

Minimum qualifications/Work experience: Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g., psychology, neuroscience, computer science, engineering, nutrition). A background in one or more of the following is essential: obesity/eating behavior, nutrition, biostatistics, big data analytics, neuroimaging.  Programming experience (Python, R etc.) will be highly valuable but is not absolutely required as a prerequisite (however, learning to program is an absolute must). Strong data analysis and writing skills required.

If interested, please send a CV, statement of research interests, one or more PDFs of representative publications, and contact details of two references to