Psychology Fellow-Timko Research Group

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19104

Job Type: 

Req ID: 25657

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time 

Job Summary

The Timko Research Group (see in the Weight and Eating Disorder Research Program at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a post-doctoral fellow for the Shifting Perspectives Study.

 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is home to the Department of Pediatrics for the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and is consistently ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country in the U.S. News and World Report’s Honor Roll of the nation’s Best Children’s Hospitals. CHOP’s Eating Disorder Assessment and Treatment Program regularly sees over 350 adolescents with eating disorders each year. The Shifting Perspectives study is investigating whether or not adding Cognitive Remediation Therapy (CRT) to Family Based Treatment improves outcome in adolescents with anorexia nervosa. In the first two years of this project we are focused on evaluating whether or not CRT significant improves flexibility. The post-doctoral fellow will deliver treatment to families in the study and will be responsible for all appropriate documentation of treatment delivery. It is anticipated that the fellow will carry a caseload of approximately 12 families. The position combines clinical and research experience and will provide enough clinical hours to be eligible for licensure. The fellow will have opportunities for trial related research, manuscript writing, preparing funding applications and will have the opportunity to join PolicyLab (, a center within the Research Institute at CHOP. The ideal candidate will have experience working with adolescents with eating disorders, though any experience treating adolescents in a family based context or individuals with eating disorders will be considered. Under the supervision of a licensed psychologist, the fellow will have training experiences in the areas of research and clinical training that will help prepare the fellow for a future career in a pediatric healthcare setting or university-based training program. Fellows will work collaboratively with other mental health providers and disciplines within the fields of medicine, education, and community professionals.

Please send a cover letter and current CV along with the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Alix Timko ( Review of applications will begin immediately and continued until filled.

Job Responsibilities


Under clinical supervision, the psychology fellow may engage in the following research, clinical and related activities:


Assessment of patients with a variety of medical, developmental, and mental health disorders.


Consultation with patients, families, and other professionals within the hospital and other community agencies (e.g., schools, community mental health). 


Psychological treatment of patients and families in order to support internalizing and externalizing disorders, coping with illness, developmental disorders, and school related problems.


Participate in active research projects including tasks related to subject recruitment, assessment and intervention in the context of research, and assisting with regulatory affairs and participation in human subjects research training.


Assist with preparation of posters, presentations, and journal articles based on research findings.   


Participate in the development of new research projects and assisting with grant writing


Umbrella supervision of other psychology clinical and research trainees, such as interns, externs, and research assistants


Participate in didactics through DCABPS and any other specific program didactic requirements

Required Licenses, Certifications, Registrations
Required Education and Experience
  • Ph.D. or Psy.D in psychology from program accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).

  • APA/CPA-accredited internship training.

  • Experience and training in pediatric psychology at the extern or internship level. Specific clinical training and skills in pediatric pain management, as well as the application of cognitive-behavioral, biofeedback, and family systems interventions with children and families is preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements
  • Organizational and research skills. Skills in working with community agencies, schools, multidisciplinary teams, and other medical professionals.


All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

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