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  • 1.  Yale Research and Clinical Postdoctoral Positions

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    Posted 06 Jan, 2022 16:29
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    Yale Research and Clinical Postdoctoral Positions

     

    Yale POWER (at the Yale School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry) is seeking qualified candidates for two Postdoctoral positions focused on binge-eating disorder (BED). New studies supported by NIH grants will provide training and clinical-research opportunities for individuals interested in careers working with binge eating and manifestations of disordered eating. Although there is considerable overlap between the two positions, one is structured for individuals interested in clinical practice and program leadership and one for clinical research in academic medical school and health-care systems.

     

    Clinical Post-Doctoral Associate Position

    • The clinical postdoc is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in clinical practice and program development/leadership (i.e., clinicians and clinician-educators) in academic medical school and health-care systems, such as directing or managing a clinical service or clinic focused on health psychology and/or eating concerns.
    • This position will provide ample clinical and supervision hours for independent psychology licensure in the second year of the postdoc position.
    • Clinical work will involve delivering treatment and administering assessments within the context of NIH-funded randomized controlled trials. Clinical post-doctoral associates will serve primarily as clinicians on NIH-funded studies examining behavioral and pharmacologic (multi-modal) treatments for binge eating (or loss-of-control eating) in adults.
    • Strong clinical skills and experience in evidence-based treatments and with assessment methods (e.g., semi-structured diagnostic interviews) are required.
    • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical, health, or counseling psychology, completed an APA-approved internship, and have experience with patients with eating concerns.
    • Depending on post-doc interest and goals, there are opportunities for clinical supervision of practicum students in the second year of the position.
    • This position is tailor-made for clinician scholarships, such as the National Register credentialing scholarship.
    • Positions are full-time for 1-2 years (with strong preference for 2-year positions).

     

    "Clinical-Research" Post-Doctoral Associate Position

    • The clinical-research position is ideal for individuals pursuing careers in clinical research (i.e., clinical-scholar and traditional faculty) in academic medical school settings.
    • This position will include a combination of clinical work and study coordination with opportunities for writing manuscripts and grants. Clinical work will involve serving as a research clinician on NIH-funded randomized controlled trials treating binge eating and loss-of-control eating and other eating/weight concerns, and will yield sufficient patient and supervision hours for psychology licensure.
    • Clinical training and supervision will focus on assessment and treatment delivery.
    • In addition to clinical work, clinical-research post-doctoral associates will participate in protocol implementation, research staff supervision/mentoring, as well as administrative tasks involved in running an NIH-funded trial.
    • Intensive mentored opportunities exist for publishing and for grant-writing. Data from several treatment and longitudinal studies will be available for research projects. Postdoctoral associates will work closely with faculty and other pre- and post-doctoral clinical-researchers with complementary clinical-research interests at POWER.
    • Candidates must have a doctoral degree in clinical, health, or counseling psychology, completed an APA-approved internship, and experience with patients with eating concerns.
    • Ideal candidates will have interests in writing manuscripts focused on eating/weight disorders. Experience with assessment methods (e.g., semi-structured diagnostic interviews), evidence-based treatment, good statistical skills, and good writing skills (including publications in peer-reviewed journals) are required.
    • This position is tailor-made for loan repayment program applications and is ideal for persons pursuing clinical-research academic careers, such as being an independent PI or working in a collaborative research group. 
    • Positions are full-time for 1-2 years (with strong preference for 2-year positions).

     

    Working at Yale POWER

    Yale POWER is a research clinic in the Department of Psychiatry within the Yale School of Medicine. For more than three decades, our program has been continuously funded by the NIH to conduct treatment studies for individuals with eating/weight concerns. The research clinic environment is busy and provides ample hours to apply for licensure after one full year (most post-docs apply for licensure during their second year, timing their application with state-based requirements). Yale POWER is best suited for individuals who are curious and patient-centered; our research environment is an ideal setting to master specific assessment instruments and protocolized behavioral and cognitive-behavioral therapies while also engaging with colleagues about clinical observations and their significance. Above having a strong work ethic and being detail-oriented, Yale POWER prioritizes highly collaborative and collegial relationships within the post-doc cohort and with faculty, who make it a point to be highly responsive and accessible. Plus, there will be opportunities to discuss pros and cons of the various outstanding pizza options in New Haven, and to marvel at the perks of having a "handsome" canine mascot for the university.

     

    For both positions, members of under-represented groups 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 2022 (although start date may be negotiable if desired). Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis 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 (carlos.grilo@yale.edu).



    Please also feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions! (Dr. Janet Lydecker, janet.lydecker@yale.edu)

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    Janet Lydecker PhD
    Yale School of Medicine
    New Haven CT
    janet.lydecker@yale.edu
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