Research Associate, Cancer Precision Medicine

Louisiana State University

Date: 1 week ago
City: Baton Rouge, LA
Contract type: Full time
Louisiana State University
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 Associate, Cancer Precision Medicine

Position Type:
Other Academic

LSUPBRC Basic - Cancer Precision Medicine (Robert Allen Kesterson (00076198))

Work Location:
LSU - Pennington Biomedical

Pay Grade:
Other Academic

Job Description:

Pennington Biomedical Research Center
, a world-renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, is seeking a Research Associate in Cancer Precision Medicine

The Cancer Precision Medicine Metabolism Lab (under the direction of Robert Kesterson, PhD) within Basic Sciences is seeking a Research Associate to assist with ongoing extramurally (NIH and foundation) funded studies to develop therapeutics to treat the disease Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1)

Job Responsibilities

  • Maintaining and genotyping mouse and rat colonies

  • Phenotyping experiments (tumor measurements, preclinical imaging, glucose tolerance, insulin tolerance, etc.)

  • Data analysis, interpretation, and presentation assist with the training of students and postdocs in the lab


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline

  • Minimum of one year of experience working with rodent models preferred

  • Basic knowledge of how to use Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Good communication skills

"Louisiana State is a Model Employer for People with Disabilities."

Additional Job Description:

Special Instructions:
Interested candidates should include a cover letter and resume. A copy of your transcript(s) may be attached to your application. However, official transcripts are required prior to hire

Posting Date:
November 23, 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

[email protected]

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

[email protected]

Contact Information:

Questions or concerns can be directed to PBRC Human Resources at
225-763-2776 or

[email protected]

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