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Prospective Graduate Students

For 2024, Drs. Forman, Juarascio, and Manasse are planning on taking a PhD student; Dr. Butryn may take a PhD or MS student, pending grant funding (status will be determined in October); Drs. Forman, Hagerman, Juarascio, LaFata (formerly Schulte), Manasse, and Srivastava are planning on taking an MS student. Interviews will take place in February and March of 2024.

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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

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Research Coordinator

No positions are open currently. However, the WELL Center generally hires 1-4 research coordinators per year, so please check this page again in the future. Research coordination roles usually include overall coordination of all study elements; implementing an advertisement/recruitment plan; refining and implementing the assessment protocol; scheduling and conducting participant screening and clinical assessments; managing data and databases; maintaining contact and approvals with NIH and IRB; and collecting data with wearable sensors. The position serves as excellent preparation for a PhD in clinical psychology or a related role.

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. Applications are due December 1, 2023 and fellowship decisions will be made in early February, 2024 for Summer 2024 fellowships.

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Faculty and Staff Positions

We are currently recruiting an Assistant Research Professor. The ideal candidate has or is completing a Ph.D. in eating disorders/obesity, exhibits strong promise of attaining external funding through high-impact research, and has or shows potential for a high rate of federal/large-scale grant proposal submission and/or receipt of significant awards (including training grants). We are willing to consider a remote position under certain circumstances. 

This position involves roles as a co-investigator, clinician and/or clinical supervisor on existing clinical trials, while working towards attaining principal investigator roles and independent funding. The successful candidate will take the lead in applying for external funding as well as support the grant writing of other WELL Center faculty. 

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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