**Postdoctoral fellowship at CHLA/USC Los Angeles)

Please see this postdoctoral position with a near future start date, although there is some flexibility. The starting salary is highly competitive: $70,000 + benefits.

Description: 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.

This research combines multimodal techniques including behavioral, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), biological markers of metabolic health (e.g., BMI, physical activity, sleep, blood pressure), and neurocognitive development (e.g., executive function, cognition). The postdoctoral fellow will be using Big Data methods to analyze large-scale questions in the NIH-funded ABCD Study geared at understanding how social determinants of health may influence the relationship between neurocognitive development and obesity risk. There will also be opportunities to be involved in smaller scale studies. 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: neuroimaging, neurocognition, obesity/eating behavior, nutrition, biostatistics, big data analytics. 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 (e.g., what you have done, what you want to learn in this postdoc, and how this postdoc will add to your overall goals), one or more PDFs of representative publications, and contact details of two references to sadise@chla.usc.edu. Incomplete applications (e.g., missing documents) will not be considered.

About CHLA/USC: Children's Hospital of Los Angeles is one of the top 5 research pediatric hospitals in the United States, while the University of Southern California is an R1 institution. Postdoctoral fellows will have the unique opportunity to be involved in projects and resources at both institutions. Los Angeles is a large metropolitan with lots of activities including hiking trails, music, arts, and entertainment all accessible.