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Join the WELL Center

Research Coordinators

Applicants are being sought for a full-time research coordinator positions in Drexel University’s Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center). The position is under the direction of Evan Forman, PhD. The NIH-funded clinical trial evaluates whether gamification and neurocognitive training improve engagement and weight loss outcomes for men. This position provides excellent preparation for individuals who wish to pursue graduate study in clinical psychology or a related area, including opportunities to submit presentations to conferences, co-author papers, assist with grant applications, and be exposed to clinical interventions. Click here for more information and to apply. In addition, you must notify us that you have applied, and provide us some supplemental information using this form. Start date is flexible.

mPOWER Summer Research Fellowship

The Minority Pipeline for Obesity and Eating Disorder Research (mPOWER) fellowship is designed to provide research experience and mentorship to underrepresented racial/ethnic minority individuals who are interested in pursuing a career in eating disorders and/or obesity research. Click here for the application and more information.

Prospective Undergraduate Students

The WELL Center has training opportunities for undergraduates from Drexel, University of Pennsylvania and other local universities. The opportunities take the form of research assistantships, part- and full-time co-ops, STAR student sponsorships and supervised honors thesis projects. If you have questions email Apply using this form.

Prospective Graduate Students

For 2022, Butryn, Forman and Juarascio are planning on taking a PhD student, and Butryn, Forman, Juarascio, Manasse, Schulte and Srivastava are planning on taking an MS student. Interviews will take place in February and March of 2022.

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Post-Doctoral Fellows

The  Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center) is currently recruiting five postdoctoral fellows: two obesity/health promotion research postdoc  fellow, one eating disorder research postdoc fellow, one eating disorders clinical post-doctoral  fellow and one eating disorders and/or obesity clinical postdoc fellow.  We will consider applicants who desire an entirely remote position and/or are unable to relocate. The research  postdoctoral fellowship positions offer ample opportunities for, and training/mentoring in,  manuscript writing, grant writing, the use of innovative technology and methodology, and leadership  roles.  In addition, the research positions are flexible depending on the interests of the  postdoctoral fellow, and considerable attention will be devoted to developing the fellow’s line of  research including the planning and execution of an independent project.  Pilot study funding will  be provided.  In addition, the postdoc fellow will be mentored in the writing of one or more  independent grant proposals. As a result of fellowship activities, training, and mentorship,  fellows will be highly competitive for tenure-track and research faculty positions (including at  the WELL Center), NIH Loan Repayment Program and for NIH training grants (e.g., F32s, K23s).  The  clinical postdoctoral fellowship position will provide mandated hours and supervision for state  licensure purposes.   Details of the four positions are provided below, along with application  links.  Deadline: December 15th.  Of note, applications will be reviewed as they are received, and thus we encourage applying as soon as possible.

Full posting here (PDF)

Faculty and Staff Positions

We are currently recruiting an Eating Disorder Psychologist. The likely candidate possesses a Doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology (PhD or PsyD), full licensure in the state of Pennsylvania and has prior clinical experience working with eating disorders. The caseload expectation is 5 to 30 client hours per week. All clinical services are currently being provided via telehealth. When in-person services return to the clinic location (32nd and Chestnut), clinicians will have the option of providing clinical services in person. To apply, please send your resume to

Full posting here (PDF)

Study Therapist

Applicants are being sought for three study therapist positions beginning winter/spring 2022. Study therapists provide intervention through brief weekly coaching calls and receive weekly supervision and specialized training in evidence-based interventions for individuals with weight concerns. The positions can be conducted entirely remotely, and hours are flexible (4-10 hours/week).

Full posting here (PDF)