POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS IN EATING DISORDERS
The Eating Disorders Program within the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill appoints MD or PhD scientists in postdoctoral positions in the field of Eating Disorders. Appointments are for two years, with possible extension for another year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications but in all cases equals NIH post-doctoral stipends. Fellowships are restricted to US citizens or permanent residents.
The training program is designed for postdoctoral trainees with doctoral degrees and some prior training or expertise in the field of eating disorders. Applicants from fields including medicine, psychology, nutrition, and related disciplines are invited to apply. The program aims to provide rigorous advanced training in aspects of eating disorders research ranging from bench to society. The program will develop productive investigators on the path towards independence who will contribute to the advance of knowledge in the etiology, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders.
Our training faculty includes research faculty and clinical advisors from psychiatry, psychology, nutrition, sociology, genetics, epidemiology, and pediatrics. All fellows will choose a mentorship team. A systematic series of internal and external program evaluations with clear semiannual benchmarks will facilitate ongoing professional development, with the ultimate goal of introducing highly trained, methodologically rigorous, clinically competent researchers to the field of eating disorders.
Criteria for selection include demonstrated experience in the area of eating disorders, strong potential to become an independent investigator, interest and (to a lesser degree) experience in project areas, 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.