Aug 31, 2023

Post Doctoral Fellow in Suicide and Anorexia Nervosa

  • University of Louisville
  • University of Louisville, South 3rd Street, Louisville, KY, USA
Full time Clinical

Job Description

Dr. Cheri Levinson, the Director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment (EAT) lab at the University of Louisville (UofL) and Dr. April Smith, the Director of the Research on Eating Disorders and Suicidality (REDS) lab at Auburn University are hiring two full-time post-doctoral fellows with start dates ranging from Summer 2023-Summer/Fall 2024 to work on a National Institute of Mental Health supported R01 (pending funding) focusing on understanding the physiological, behavioral, and psychological mechanisms linking anorexia nervosa, suicide ideation, and suicide attempts. This position will involve working with clinical participants with eating disorders, supervising implementation and analysis of studies, including the R01 and additional ongoing trials, conducting diagnostic assessments, working on grant proposals and publications, mentoring study coordinators and graduate and undergraduate students, assisting with data preparation and analysis, and working with a large interdisciplinary team at UofL, Auburn University, and with cross-site collaborators. The post-doctoral fellow will work very closely with Dr. Levinson and Dr. Smith on a day to-day basis. Supervision towards licensure is available. The fellow will either be located on site at UofL in Louisville, Kentucky or on site at Auburn University in Auburn, Alabama. Start date is flexible but ideally before September 2024. Please indicate in your application which site you prefer if there is a preference. Fellow preference and availability will be considered.

​Opportunities for involvement in grants, including mentored grants, publications, and presentations at national conferences are plentiful. Funds are available for conferences and professional development. Teaching opportunities are available if desired. Additional clinical opportunities and supervision are also available. This position is renewable for up to five years and preference will be given to a post-doc who can commit to at least two years. Minimum experience is a doctorate in psychology, engineering, computer science or a related field. This post-doctoral fellowship will help propel the fellow into a tenure-track or research faculty position. More information about the EAT lab here: More information about the REDS lab here:

To apply please send your CV, a cover letter, and three names of references to Dr. Levinson at and Dr. Smith at Application deadline is rolling through November 15, 2023 with an expected start date sometime before September 2024 depending on fellow’s schedule. 


University of Louisville & Auburn University


Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

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