Jun 28, 2024


  • Washington University School of Medicine
  • Hybrid (St. Louis, MO, USA)
Postdoc Postdoctoral

Job Description

This NHLBI-funded T32 training program at Washington University’s School of Medicine is currently accepting applications for several postdoctoral fellowship positions. Our program is an applied apprentice model, providing trainees with learning opportunities within multiple facets of transdisciplinary research.

The goals of the training program are to -

  • Mentor and educate transdisciplinary postdoctoral fellows to ensure they succeed as independent scientists in

    obesity, eating disorders and CVD capable of working within and leading transdisciplinary research teams

  • Provide trainees with primary mentoring from highly-qualified, senior obesity/CVD researchers and enhance the

    trainees’ experiences with guidance from senior co-mentors in successful translational research programs that

    extend and inform the traditional scope of obesity/CVD research

  • Provide training in the ethical and socially responsible conduct of obesity and CVD research across the

    lifespan including with vulnerable and underserved populations

    Director, Dr. Denise Wilfley ([email protected]) and Co-Director, Dr. Samuel Klein ([email protected]) of the Washington University School of Medicine lead this successful training program.

    A multi-level, transdisciplinary perspective requiring specialized training in translational research methods is required to effectively characterize the relationship between obesity, eating disorders and CVD. Our senior mentors support a thriving community of trainees. We pair mentees with mentors with backgrounds in the biomedical, mental health, cognitive and behavioral, and population health sciences to facilitate trainees’ understanding of multiple factors associated with obesity.

    The Director, Co-Director, and mentors work with trainees to develop a training plan that includes -

    • Collaborative mentoring

    • Didactic and professional development training tailored to trainees’ individual needs

    • Design and implementation of translation research projects, grant application development, manuscript

      development and publishing, and opportunities for presentations based on program expectations

      Requirements - Postdoctoral candidates are required to possess a PhD, MD, or other doctoral degree in a related discipline or be enrolled in an accredited doctoral degree program and fulfill all degree requirements prior to program entry. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application. Students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and students with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

      Applications - To apply, please send an application, letter of interest, curriculum vitae, two-page (single-space) statement describing research interests and experience, and three letters of recommendation to Program Administrator, Tina Day, ([email protected]). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.

      Please visit our website for more information - healthyweightandwellness.wustl.edu/education/t32-training-program/


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