Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Psychiatry

WorkplaceMadison, Wisconsin, USA
Research Associate (Postdoctoral) Psychiatry Until filled

Requirements: -PhD in Clinical Psychology or a closely-related field required. -It is expected that the ideal candidate has a background in relevant literature on eating disorders and behavioral therapy, and, at minimum, basic skills in statistical programming, data management, and open science practices.

Job Duties: The Eating-related Methodology, Behaviors, and Risk (EMBARK) Lab at the University of Wisconsin, Department of Psychiatry, is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow, beginning summer of 2022. The mission of the EMBARK lab is to promote healthful lifestyles and body acceptance at UW and beyond through investigating eating and exercise behaviors at the individual level. The fellow would become an integral part of a research team that values experiential training and cultivates career development, and ultimately research independence, through invested mentorship. The position will offer opportunities for varied skill development including psychobiological assessment, genetic epidemiology, intervention science, statistical analysis and programming, and grant writing. The fellow would be involved with ongoing projects, including 1) a clinical trial testing a novel intervention to challenge fatphobia and anti-fat bias among young adults, including an adaptation focusing on trainees in the healthcare setting. 2) an experimental investigation of the psychobiological effects of acute aerobic exercise on adolescents and young adults with and without eating disorders, and 3) investigations into the epidemiology and genetic epidemiology of eating disorders across development, with a focus on the role of exercise in EDs. There would be numerous opportunities for manuscript and grant writing towards the goal of launching the fellow on a trajectory towards a successful and productive academic career. There are also opportunities for training in eating disorder outpatient treatment under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. The job duties include psychological assessment, clinician training, data management, supervision of research staff, data analysis, manuscript writing, and grant writing The primary mentor for the fellowship would be Katherine Schaumberg, PhD, a licensed clinical psychologist, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry. Interested applicants should send a CV and brief statement of interest to

Begin Date: 7/1/2022 (negotiable)
Percent Time: 100%
Salary: NIH Stipend Rate

Katherine Schaumberg

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 2255126.