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Post-Doctoral Fellowships at University of Kansas

  • 1.  Post-Doctoral Fellowships at University of Kansas

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    Posted 08 Oct, 2021 17:39
    ***This post was approved by the AED Electronic Media Committee.***

    The Center for the Advancement of Research on Eating Behaviors (CARE) Laboratory has an opening for 1-2 Post-Doctoral Fellows with an anticipated start date in 2021 or 2022. Fellows will receive mentorship from Dr. Kelsie Forbush, with opportunities for co-mentorship from Dr. Sara Gould (Director of the Eating Disorder Center at Children's Mercy – Kansas City). These two-year positions will emphasize clinical research. Post-doctoral fellows will have access to outstanding research resources, newly renovated facilities, expert co-mentorship from several faculty conducting research on unhealthy eating behaviors, statistical mentorship, and access to m-Health development technology to facilitate progress toward a future academic or industry career. Supplementing research opportunities, clinical opportunities include: providing on-campus and community-based outreach and training for eating disorders diagnosis and assessment; providing telehealth treatment using Guided Self-Help Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT-gsh) as a part of an ongoing research study; conducting clinical assessments for large federally funded research studies; and building mentorship skills by co-supervising PhD student assessments, therapy, and clinical research projects. Beyond building contact hours for future licensure, there will be ample opportunities for independent and mentored research. The CARE Laboratory has several large existing datasets, including (but not limited to) a dataset of over 30,000 patients with eating disorders in collaboration with Recovery Record, Inc., an ongoing large-scale RCT of college students with an eating disorder, an ongoing study of over 350 community-recruited adults with eating disorders, and two nationally representative samples of veterans. Finally, our center has close relationships with numerous local and national eating-disorder treatment centers, including Children's Mercy – Kansas City and Eating Recovery Center, making this an ideal setting for fellows who wish to establish an independent clinical-research career. This position will require relocation to Lawrence, Kansas.

    For more information or to apply, go to: For full consideration, apply by November 1st.

    Kelsie Forbush Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    University of Kansas
    Lawrence KS
    (785) 864-6525