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Drexel University Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Obesity and Health Promotion in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Obesity and Health Promotion Job no: 492882 Work type: Full-Time Location: University City - Philadelphia, PA Categories: College of Arts and Sciences, Drexel UniversityAbout DrexelDrexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the nation. With over 24,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities. Drexel is one of Philadelphia's top 10 private employers, and a major engine for economic development in the region. Drexel has committed to being the nation's most civically engaged university, with community partnerships integrated into every aspect of service and academics.Job SummaryThe Center for Weight, Eating and Lifestyle Science (WELL Center; drexel.edu/wellcenter) is currently recruiting for a Obesity and Health Postdoctoral Research Fellow under the supervision of Meghan Butryn, Ph.D 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. Responsibilities include providing mentorship to research coordinators and undergraduate and graduate students; developing materials for interventions in the areas of obesity, physical activity promotion, and dietary change; conducting statistical analyses; and writing scientific manuscripts. It also is expected that between 20-50% of the fellow's time will be devoted to clinical tasks, providing intervention as part of clinical trials in the areas of adult obesity prevention, obesity treatment, or lifestyle modification for cancer survivors. As a result of fellowship activities, training, and mentorship, fellows will be highly competitive for the NIH Loan Repayment Program and for NIH training grants (e.g., K23s). Postdoctoral fellows will have priority consideration for Assistant Research Professor positions offered by The Center, and several previous postdoctoral fellows have transitioned to faculty positions through this means. 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. A strong background in statistical analysis and excellent writing skills are required.Essential FunctionsOverseeing research coordinators, undergraduate and graduate studentsMonitoring study protocolsAssisting in the development of a treatment protocolsProviding training to graduate studentsAssisting with development and iteration of the technologies, methodologies and algorithmic functions of the research projectsData processing and analysisConducting statistical analysesDeveloping follow-up designs and grant proposalsWriting scientific manuscriptsClinical service and/or supervision of clinical serviceConducting assessments of potential participantsLeading treatment groupsConducting outpatient treatment for adults with eating and weight disordersRequired QualificationsPh.D. in Clinical Psychology1 year of previous experienceExperience with assessment methods (e.g., semi-structured diagnostic interviews)A strong training background in behavioral treatments for eating disordersGood statistical skillsGood writing skills (e.g. publications)Preferred QualificationsExperience with eating and weight disordersPhysical DemandsTypically sitting at a desk/tableLocationUniversity CityAdditional InformationThis position is classified as Exempt with a salary grade of I. For more information regarding Drexel's Professional Staff salary structure,Special Instructions to the ApplicantPlease make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified. Advertised: Nov 6 2020 Eastern Standard Time Applications close: Mar 6 2021 Eastern Standard TimeDrexe