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Postdoctoral Psychology Associates in Eating/Weight Disorders, Yale School of Medicine

The Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for Postdoctoral Psychology Associate positions. New studies supported by NIH grants will provide training and clinical-research opportunities for individuals interested in careers in obesity, disordered eating, and eating disorders.

Postdocs will participate in treatment studies for obesity and binge eating and in diverse clinical and community studies of eating/weight disorders. Postdocs will work closely with faculty and other pre- and post-doctoral clinical-researchers in the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale. Studies will include controlled treatment studies testing behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, pharmacologic, and combination/sequenced treatments for binge eating and obesity, intervention and (multi-site) longitudinal studies with bariatric surgery patients, and interdisciplinary and translational efforts integrating experimental laboratory and field methods to examine mechanisms of change. Most studies are with adults although newly funded initiatives include studies with children.

Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical, health, or counseling psychology, completed APA-approved internship, and experience with obesity and/or eating disorders (behavioral or cognitive-behavioral therapy). Experience with assessment methods (e.g., semi-structured diagnostic interviews), good statistical skills, and good writing skills (including publications in peer-reviewed journals) are required. Positions are full-time for 1-2 years (with strong preference for 2-year positions), meet requirements for psychology licensure, are tailor-made for loan repayment program applications, and are ideal for persons pursuing clinical-research academic careers. Intensive mentored opportunities exist for (extensive) publishing and for grant-writing. Positions are tailored to fit individuals’ career trajectories and goals.

Members of under-represented groups in clinical-research are especially encouraged to apply as are individuals who have interests in health disparities and eating/weight disorders. Several on-going studies are examining bias and disparities.

Start date is July 2020 (although it may be possible to consider Aug/Sept 2020). Applications will be reviewed starting Fall of 2019 (and will be accepted until positions are filled).

Interested candidates should send a CV and statement of interests (reference letters will be requested after initial review) by email to: Carlos M. Grilo, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Yale University