Seeking Exceptional Postdoctoral Fellows to Join Our Team!

DATE: September 9, 2015

The Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is accepting applications for MD or PhD scientists for postdoctoral positions in the field of eating disorders. Appointments will be for two years, with possible extension for another year in exceptional circumstances. Salary is commensurate with qualifications but in all cases equals NIH post-doctoral stipends. Applicants with experience in eating disorders research OR methodological approaches with interest in developing eating disorders expertise will be considered. Our program excels in genetics, biomarkers, hormones, epidemiology, and the intestinal microbiota, as well as statistical genetics, biostatistics, and bioinformatics. We seek individuals with strong potential to become an independent investigator, interest and (to a lesser degree) experience in project areas that are identified research strengths of the training faculty, strength in computation and in verbal and written communication, curiosity, and genuine commitment to advancing the scientific rigor of the eating disorders field. Applicants with interdisciplinary interests are strongly encouraged. Fellowships are restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.

For full consideration, applications should be submitted by November 15, 2015 for start dates in the summer/fall of 2016; however, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. Additional details about the position can be found at

Applications should be submitted electronically and consist of:

1) Letter of introduction containing addresses,

2) Completed application form (see under training and education,

3) CV with publication record and/or thesis topic; and,

4) One-page statement of interest which includes a one paragraph summary of your previous training, one paragraph about your previous research experience, one paragraph about career goals, and a description of your specific research interests within the eating disorders field.

In addition, three (3) letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to the

Associate Research Director, Jessica Baker, PhD, from referees. Electronic letters are acceptable.

Please submit your application to:

Jessica Baker, PhD

Associate Research Director

Director of Training: Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED, Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine; Professor of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health; Founding Director, UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders; Co-Director UNC Center for Psychiatric Genomics; Professor of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden; Adjunct Professor, Norwegian Institute of Public Health