Postdoc opportunity

Postdoctoral position in the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign

Are you looking for outstanding postdoctoral experience?

Contact Dr. M. Yanina Pepino at the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition – University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign to join her research team.

Applicants are sought to work primarily on a NIAAA-funded research project that focuses on understanding how sleeve gastrectomy (a metabolic surgery) is associated with an increased risk of developing alcohol problems. 

‍Applicant qualifications:

– Ph.D. in Psychology, Nutrition, Neuroscience, Physiology, or related fields within the last five years

– Experience in research with human subjects is preferred (but not required)

– Self-motivated and hard-working

– Evidence of prior productivity (first authorship in published peer-reviewed manuscripts) 

‍We will sponsor the corresponding visas to non-US citizens. Additional information about employment requirements will be discussed at a later date. ‍

Please submit a cover letter describing previous research experience and current interests, curriculum vitae including publications, and contact details of at least two references to

‍Interviews will be conducted until the fulfillment of the position. 

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This offer is contingent upon your successful completion of a criminal background check process in accordance with the University of Illinois Background Check Policy. You can find the University policy and a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) at

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In addition, you will be required to document eligibility for employment as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 on or before your first day of work.  This recommendation for appointment is subject to approval by the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois.