Cornell College
  • 13-Aug-2018 to 12-Oct-2018 (CST)
  • Mt Vernon, IA, USA
  • Full Time

The Cornell College Eating Disorder Institute in Mt. Vernon, Iowa is accepting applications for a 3-year NIMH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship position.  The fellow will assist the Principal Investigator, Dr. Melinda Green, with a 3-year clinical trial evaluating the comparative efficacy of dissonance-based eating disorder treatment and prevention programs. 

The fellow will be instrumental in executing all phases of the research process including participant recruitment and scheduling, participant screening via clinical diagnostic interviews, facilitating participant treatment referrals, facilitating collection of online psychological assessments, collecting electrograph data, conducting analyses of electrocardiograph data, assisting with data trimming and data analysis, conference paper and poster presentations, and manuscript preparation.  The fellow will also evaluate facilitator adherence and fidelity to the treatment scripts and will provide clinical supervision alongside Dr. Green to the graduate and undergraduate treatment facilitators.  

The fellow will also assist Dr. Green in overseeing the activities of the 15 undergraduate and 2 graduate members of the research team and in facilitating communication with the external members of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board and the Medical Monitor.

The fellow will gain significant research experience in conducting a randomized control clinical trial and in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders.  Applicants with interests in professional licensure have the opportunity to receive clinical supervision and accrue hours toward licensure as one component of this position.

Preferred applicants will have a doctorate in Counseling, Clinical, or Health Psychology from an APA-accredited program, clinical experience with eating disorder patients, and significant research experience as evidenced by conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications.  

Review of applications will begin August 15th and continue until the position is filled.  The preferred start date will be in the fall of 2018.  Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation through Cornell's online application system.

Cornell College is a selective liberal arts college distinguished by its One Course At A Time curriculum.  Academic immersion and unparalleled flexibility attract an ambitious student body from 45 states and 18 foreign countries. External endorsements include selection as one of the Colleges That Change Lives, a U.S. News Top 100 liberal arts college, and a Fiske Guide to Colleges Best Buy. Founded in 1853, Cornell's picturesque hilltop campus contains a mix of historic and modern facilities, ranging from the majestic King Chapel to the newly renovated Thomas Commons. It is located in Mount Vernon, Iowa, an urban fringe community recognized by Frommer's as one of "America's Coolest Small Towns" and located in the heart of Iowa's Creative Corridor.  The College seeks individuals who are committed to building a creative, dynamic and diverse workplace that celebrates the uniqueness of our faculty, staff, and students. 

Cornell is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from underrepresented groups.  Cornell complies with Iowa's smoke-free air act. Cornell utilizes E-Verify and requires satisfactory completion of a background check.

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