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Research Coordinators

Applicants are being sought for several full-time research coordinator positions in Drexel University’s Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center). The positions are under the direction of Dr. Evan Forman, Dr. Meghan Butryn, and Dr. Stephanie Manasse. The NIH-funded clinical trials seeking coordinators include: (1) a study using artificial intelligence technology to optimize remote treatment for obesity, (2) a project testing approaches to obesity prevention in young adulthood, (3) a study testing the efficacy of an inhibitory control training for binge eating disorder or bulimia nervosa, and (4) a project examining how decision-making influences disordered eating behavior in adolescents. These positions provide 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. For more information and to apply, please visit this link. In addition, you must notify us that you have applied, and provide us some supplemental information using this form. Start dates are expected to be June 1, 2021, but some flexibility may be possible.

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 wellcenter@drexel.edu. Apply using this link.

Prospective Graduate Students

In 2021, Professors Butryn and Forman will be taking a PhD student; Professors Butryn, Forman, Juarascio, Manasse and Srivastava will be taking an MS student. Interviews will take place in February and March of 2021.

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Post-Doctoral Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Obesity and Health Promotion

We are currently recruiting for an Obesity and Health Promotion Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Meghan Butryn, PhD and Evan Forman, PhD. The research position offers ample opportunities for training in manuscript writing, grant writing, the use of innovative technology and methodology, and leadership roles. Considerable attention also will be devoted to developing the fellow's line of research, with pilot study funding available. Fellows will be highly competitive for the NIH Loan Repayment Program and for NIH training grants (e.g., K23s). Postdoc fellows will have priority consideration for Research Assistant Professor positions offered by the Center. The target start date is summer or fall of 2021. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have behavioral weight loss treatment experience.

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Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Treatment Development and Evaluation for Eating Disorders

We are currently recruiting for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Treatment Development and Evaluation for Eating Disorders under the joint supervision of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD and Stephanie Manasse, PhD. The postdoctoral research position offers 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 position is 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. Fellows will be highly competitive for the NIH Loan Repayment Program and for NIH training grants (e.g., K23s). Postdoc fellows will have priority consideration for Research Assistant Professor positions offered by the Center. The start date is negotiable. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have experience treating individuals with eating disorders.

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Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow: Eating Disorders

We are currently recruiting for a Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow under the supervision of Adrienne Juarascio, PhD. The position entails working as a study therapist on NIH-funded clinical trials examining innovative treatments for eating disorders. The position is fully clinical, with 100% of time dedicated to direct clinical contact, case management, individual and group supervision, and administrative duties related to clinical work. The majority of the fellow's time will be spent in delivering individual, outpatient manualized treatments for eating disorders to support ongoing clinical trials, but opportunities for group treatment and provision of treatment through the WELL Clinic may be available. The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have experience with CBT and mindfulness and acceptance based treatments for eating disorders.

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Faculty and Staff Positions

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Research Professor. The likely candidate is within 3 years of attaining a Ph.D., with an expertise in eating disorders and/or obesity (e.g., a PhD in Clinical Psychology). The ideal candidate exhibits strong promise of attaining external funding through high-impact research and publications, co-investigator or other substantive roles in large-scale grant-funded projects, high rate of federal/large-scale grant proposal submission and/or receipt of significant awards (including training grants). The position offers ample opportunities for developing the candidate’s line of research including the planning and execution of independent projects. As such, research infrastructure, pilot study funding, and mentoring from experienced R01-funded faculty will be provided. Thus, candidates will be highly competitive for the NIH Loan Repayment Program, training grants (e.g., K23s), and R-level research grants.

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For more information about job opportunities at the WELL Center, please contact wellcenter@drexel.edu.