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Clinical Postdoctoral Fellow - Eating Disorders

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement
Categories: College of Arts & Sciences

Job Summary 

The Center for Weight, Eating, and Lifestyle Science (WELL) Clinic ( is currently recruiting for Postdoctoral-fellow-to-permanent-psychologist position under the supervision of Paakhi Srivastava, Ph.D.

The position entails working as a clinician in the WELL Clinic to deliver evidence-based treatments for eating disorders. The position is fully clinical, with 100% of time dedicated to direct clinical contact, case management, individual and group supervision (2-4 hours per week), and administrative duties related to clinical work. The majority of the fellow's time will be spent in delivering individual, outpatient treatments (e.g., CBT) for eating disorders. The fellow will carry a caseload of approximately 15-20 individual patients and will gain sufficient hours for licensure after 1 year. This training experience is designed to build expertise in evidence-based treatment for eating disorders and to gain mandated hours and supervision for state licensure purposes.

Once licensed, the postdoctoral fellow will transition to the permanent psychologist position. In the new role, depending upon interest, psychologist will provide training and supervision to trainee clinicians (e.g., clinical interns), lead development of a new treatment track, participate in outreach programming to local area providers to improve awareness of eating concerns and familiarity with WELL Clinic services; and engage in ongoing training to remain aware of current treatment trends and gain competency in specialized treatments that have proven efficacy (e.g., mindfulness and acceptance-based treatments for eating disorders). Finally, the WELL Clinic will support the clinician by offering ongoing weekly group supervision and by supporting continuing education opportunities.

This position also offers opportunities to collaborate on research (e.g., co-developing treatment manuals, provision of treatment as study therapist, writing scientific manuscripts, present papers at conferences), though this allocation is flexible depending on interests. This is an excellent opportunity to work directly with and gain mentorship from leading authorities in eating disorders treatment.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in clinical psychology and have experience with CBT for eating disorders. Training and experience with evidence-based, manualized, and/or cognitive behavioral treatments for psychopathology (e.g., anxiety, depression, eating disorders) are required.

Essential Functions 

  • Provide initial evaluation and diagnostic assessments..
  • Provide individual outpatient clinical treatment services. Timely completion of clinical notes/forms.
  • WELL Clinic is currently treating clients virtually, but will probably have an option, in the future, to treat clients on site or do a combination of virtual plus on site.

Required Qualifications 

  • Minimum of a PhD or a Doctorate.
  • Minimum of a year of experience.

Physical Demands 

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table.


  • Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement.

Additional Information 

This position is classified as Exempt with a grade of I, $ 41,120.00- $ 61,680.00. The offered salary is dependent upon internal equity and the successful candidate’s competencies, education, and experience. 

For more information regarding Drexel’s Professional Staff salary structure and Compensation Guidelines & Policies, please visit the Compensation and Salaries website.   

Please review the Benefits Brochure for some information on our benefits offerings.  

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application. 

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified. 

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