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  • Bell, Elizabeth
    Message 1 of 1 , May 20 8:00 AM
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      > -----Original Message-----
      > From: Howze, Elizabeth H. [SMTP:eah6@...]
      > Sent: Thursday, May 20, 1999 10:05 AM
      > To: CDC-HEALTHED@...
      > Subject: FW: Position openings
      >
      > > Dear Colleague,
      > >
      > > I am writing to inform you about positions that are available with the
      > San
      > > Diego Family Weight Control and Prevention Program (FWCPP). The FWCPP
      > is
      > > an NIH-funded pediatric obesity study designed to examine the efficacy
      > of
      > > two strategies designed to improve the long-term maintenance of weight
      > > loss in children. The program, which is affiliated with the SDSU/UCSD
      > > Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, is under the direction of
      > > Denise E. Wilfley, Ph.D. The FWCPP has immediate openings for a Project
      > > Coordinator, Statistician, two Postdoctoral Fellows, and two Research
      > > Assistants. I would greatly appreciate your help in posting the
      > following
      > > announcements and making potential candidates aware of these positions.
      > > Thank you for your assistance in our recruitment efforts!
      > >
      > > Project Coordinator (Job #F99-155). The Project Coordinator will hold
      > > primary responsibility for managing, overseeing, and organizing the
      > FWCPP
      > > clinical outcome study. During the recruitment phase of the study,
      > duties
      > > will include organizing recruitment materials, supervising advertising
      > > efforts, preparing phone screen protocols, training recruitment staff,
      > > tracking families, and scheduling orientations and family intakes.
      > During
      > > the treatment phase, the Project Coordinator will help develop treatment
      > > materials, organize and facilitate team treatment meetings, and conduct
      > > interventions with families. Finally, during the follow-up phase of the
      > > study, responsibilities will include tracking participant retention,
      > > scheduling assessment appointments, supervising assessment staff,
      > > coordinating data management, supervising data entry, and serving as the
      > > primary contact for families. The Project Coordinator will also oversee
      > > and supervise family therapists, interns, and research assistants who
      > are
      > > involved in the program. Minimum qualifications include a B.A. or M.A.
      > > degree with course work in psychology, nutrition, public health, or
      > > exercise science. The Project Coordinator must be comfortable with
      > > clinical populations, including children. Experience with working as
      > part
      > > of a research team is strongly desired. The individual must be highly
      > > organized, detail oriented, and proficient in Word Perfect and Microsoft
      > > Office.
      > >
      > > Data Manager/Statistician (Part-time; Job #F99-154). The Data
      > > Manager/Statistician will work with Dr. Denise Wilfley and under the
      > > direct supervision of Dr. J�rg Matt, the Senior Statistician and
      > > Co-Investigator for the project. S/he will set up, maintain, and
      > oversee
      > > data entry, as well as conduct preliminary analyses on the data. The
      > Data
      > > Manager will be responsible for developing questionnaire formats that
      > are
      > > user-friendly for study participants, setting up the SPSS database,
      > > checking questionnaires for completeness and accuracy, cleaning and
      > > checking data, overseeing scantron entry and hand-entry of non-scantron
      > > data, helping to write SPSS scoring syntax, and conducting preliminary
      > > statistical analyses of data. Supervision of work study and
      > undergraduate
      > > interns will also be required. Minimum qualifications are a M.A./M.S.
      > in
      > > health or social sciences, or a B.A./B.S. in math, computer sciences, or
      > a
      > > related field. The candidate must have an equivalent of 3 years of
      > > experience in data management and statistics. Thorough knowledge of
      > SPSS
      > > 7.5 for Windows as well as the ability to coordinate and prioritize many
      > > different tasks are necessary. Experience in setting up databases,
      > > preparing questionnaires, and using a variety of statistical packages
      > are
      > > also required.
      > >
      > > Ph.D. Project Therapists/Postdoctoral Fellows (2 Positions; Job
      > #F99-156).
      > > These fellowships will provide training in pediatric obesity treatment
      > > (both behavioral treatment and social support treatment) as well as in
      > > eating disorders treatment and assessment. The successful applicants
      > will
      > > spend 50% of their time as family and group therapists for the Family
      > > Weight Control and Prevention Program, and the remaining 50% will be
      > > divided between 20% research and 30% clinical working with individuals
      > > with obesity and eating disorders. The Project Therapists will also
      > > supervise work study, undergraduate, and graduate interns. The
      > candidates
      > > should have strong research backgrounds along with clinical experience
      > in
      > > the area of pediatric obesity and/or eating disorders. They must be
      > > capable of high-level clinical supervision of doctoral student trainees,
      > > should have knowledge of SPSS or SAS, and must have completed an
      > > APA-accredited internship. If desired, these fellowships can provide
      > > clinical post-doctoral hours to meet requirements for clinical
      > licensure.
      > >
      > > Research Assistants (2 Positions; Job #F99-157). The responsibilities
      > of
      > > the Research Assistants will include conducting structured interviews,
      > > setting up patient files, preparing assessment and treatment materials,
      > > conducting literature searches, and performing clerical duties related
      > to
      > > the project. They will be responsible for conducting telephone screens
      > > and scheduling intake appointments with prospective families, assisting
      > > with recruitment and tracking of families throughout the intake process,
      > > and helping prepare questionnaires for data collection. Finally, the
      > > Research Assistants will assist with professional correspondence,
      > > manuscript preparation, and dissemination of study findings via media
      > > outlets. Minimum qualifications for the Research Assistants include a
      > > B.A./B.S. in psychology or a health-related field. The candidates must
      > > have strong verbal communication skills in English, have experience with
      > > computers, and be comfortable working with young children. They will be
      > > required to work some evenings, with the possibility of some Saturdays
      > as
      > > needed.
      > >
      > > To request an application, please fax resume to SDSU Foundation at (619)
      > > 594-3763. Be sure to specify job # of interest listed above. Positions
      > > close on Friday, May 28 at 3:00 p.m. SDSU Foundation is an EEO/AA/Title
      > > IX Employer.
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > > Denise E. Wilfley, Ph.D.
      > > Associate Professor
      > > SDSU/UCSD Joint Doctoral Program
      > > Director, Center for Eating and Weight Disorders
      > > 6363 Alvarado Court, Suite 103
      > > San Diego, CA 92120-4913
      > >
      > > Office Phone: (619) 594-3676
      > > Clinic Phone: (619) 594-3254
      > > Fax: (619) 594-3257
      > > E-mail: dwilfley@...
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