Assistant Research Professor - 22890BR
Assistant Research Professor
Our current research projects include focus in the following areas:
- Large-scale mobile-health intervention of Guided Self-Help Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT-gsh) for young adults.
- NIH-funded clinical trial designed to develop a mobile-health app that uses machine learning to predict likelihood of relapse in adolescents with anorexia nervosa.
- DoD-funded research designed to develop a new screening tool for eating disorders and related mental health conditions in two nationally representative samples of veterans.
- Community-based research with young adults to develop new assessment and classification tools to better identify eating disorders in school-based populations.
- Pilot fMRI studies to identify predictors of treatment outcome in adolescents and young adults with an eating disorder.
The ideal candidate should have a doctoral degree in Clinical or Counseling Psychology and have completed their internship by the position start date (note that the start date is set at July 1st, 2023, but the start date is negotiable). Individuals who are currently on internship are welcome to apply. Individuals who are not yet licensed will be provided with high-quality post-doctoral supervision and expected to seek independent licensure in the second year of employment. We offer a range of outstanding post-doctoral and junior faculty training opportunities through this position, depending on candidate experiences and interests. KU has a post-doctoral network that provides social support, didactic educational opportunities related to research. Additional training experiences and funding opportunities for post-doctoral and junior faculty are offered through the Frontiers Clinical and Translational Science Institute, including the KL2 Scholars Program and the TL1 Trainee Programs.
CARE is committed to fostering an inclusive and supportive research and educational environment for faculty, staff, and students. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, we actively encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups in higher education.
- Lead development of grant proposals to support research activities relevant to the mission of CARE, including preparation of all required elements for federal, state, or other grant applications.
- Develop research questions and other narrative components.
- Collaborate with staff statisticians to select appropriate research designs and statistical techniques to prepare methods and analysis plans.
- Establish research partnerships to solicit letters of support, as required.
- Coordinate input from resource teams within the KU Life Span Institute (project development, finance and grant planning, communication) during grant preparation.
- Strengthen existing research partnerships within KU, build new relationships with community partners to support development of cooperative grant applications, and integrate community-based participatory research into grant development.
- Contribute to the implementation of existing, funded research projects in the areas of assessment, classification, and treatment of eating disorders.
- Integrate participatory research, latent variable modeling, and other inferential statistical methodologies into research activities.
- Lead regular research project meetings, including overseeing the development of meeting agenda/notes.
- Support recruitment activities for research projects with support from professional staff and students.
- Oversee and deliver trainings and other development activities, aligned with research projects goals, as necessary.
- Supervise the work of professional staff and students supporting research project goals.
- Secure Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval when appropriate and ensure that research integrity policies are followed for all research involving human subjects.
- Prepare and submit progress reports to federal, state, and other funding agencies.
- Write technical reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, or other manuscripts related to research project activities and analyses.
- Disseminate and present findings and research activities at local, state, and national meetings and conferences.
- Provide Enhanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT-E), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Dialectical Behavior Therapy to adolescents and adults with an eating disorder.
- Conduct intake assessments to determine study eligibility and inform treatment planning.
- Conduct clinical structured interviews to determine DSM-5 diagnoses.
- Lead or co-lead group supervision meetings each week.
- Provide individual one-on-one supervision or co-supervision to trainees learning to treat individuals with an eating disorder.
- PhD (or ABD) in clinical psychology or counseling psychology by the position start date.
- Completion of an American Psychological Association (APA) or Psychological Clinical Science Accreditation System (PCSAS) approved internship by the position start date.
- Three years of research experience with research and publication record in areas related to: eating disorders, disordered eating, obesity, or body image as evidenced by application materials.
- Demonstrated strong professional writing skills, including research reports, peer-reviewed research articles, other print and electronic publications and experience presenting at conferences and professional meetings as indicated by application materials.
- Experience providing evidence-based treatment to individuals with an eating disorder as indicated by application materials.
- Two or more years of experience in developing and managing project-related budgets and timelines.
- Two or more years of experience directing federally and state funded research projects.
- Two or more years of experience in participating in and contributing to approaches to training and research that use interdisciplinary teams and varied perspectives.
- One or more years of experience in providing peer supervision for evidence-based psychotherapy.
- Strong organizational and communication skills as demonstrated by application materials and interview.
- Ability to work well with diverse populations and communities.
- More than two years of proficiency with software such as Microsoft Access, Excel, SPSS, SAS, Mplus, or R.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled. Application Review Begins September 15, 2022 and will continue until all positions are filled.