Postdoctoral Fellowship

Equip Health

Equip Health

Remote · United States
Posted on Saturday, February 10, 2024
Equip is the leading virtual, evidence-based eating disorder treatment program on a mission to ensure that everyone with an eating disorder can access treatment that works. Created by clinical experts in the field and people with lived experience, Equip builds upon evidence-based treatments to empower individuals to reach lasting recovery. All Equip patients receive a dedicated care team, including a therapist, dietitian, physician, and peer and family mentor. The company operates in all 50 states and is partnered with most major health insurance plans. Learn more about our strong outcomes and treatment approach at www.equip.health
Founded in 2019, Equip has been a fully virtual company since its inception and is proud of the highly-engaged, passionate, and diverse Equisters that have created Equip’s culture. Recognized by Time as one of the most influential companies of 2023, along with awards from Linkedin and Lattice, we are grateful to Equipsters for building a sustainable treatment program that has served thousands of patients and families.
About the role:
Equip’s Research mission is to become a leader in eating disorder research. The core components of Equip’s Research mission are to be the go-to source for evidence based treatment, use empirical data to inform treatment and improve outreach, and conduct experiments to improve eating disorder treatment. To meet our objectives, our team conducts rigorous research to improve the treatment we provide our patients and to advance the eating disorder field.
We are seeking a passionate and qualified candidate for a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Equip Research Team. Fellows will work directly with the Equip Research Team in carrying out our mission to not only improve access to treatment for all patients with an eating disorder but to pioneer new research to improve long-lasting recovery. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals who are academically trained but interested in a transition to industry.
This is a contractor appointment for one year from date of hire, with renewal for one more year contingent on evaluation of work performance.


  • The Equip Research Team invites applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship who will primarily train under the supervision of Dr. Dori Steinberg, VP of Research, and Dr. Jessica Baker, Senior Research Manager. There are also opportunities to learn from Equip’s Data Science Team and Clinical Leadership.
  • The fellow will work with the Equip research team, which includes expertise in data science, nutrition research, psychology, and eating disorder treatment to meet Equip’s research mission and objectives. This includes internal testing of the effectiveness of the treatment we provide as well as external research studies designed to move the eating disorder field forward.
  • The fellow will serve as a core member of the team primarily contributing towards meeting both team and company goals. Specific tasks related to meeting goals may include: evaluation of patient and program outcomes, data analysis and reports, literature and scientific review, manuscript preparation and submission, dissemination of research findings, assisting with grant and other types of proposals, and other tasks related to ongoing business needs.


  • Earned doctorate or equivalent degree in psychology, public health, clinical science, behavioral science, nutrition, nursing, or other related field.
  • Research interests aligned with the mission of Equip Health.
  • Record of related research experience appropriate for a postdoctoral fellowship.
  • Strong academic writing skills as evidenced by peer reviewed publications and conference presentations
  • Knowledge of basic statistical tests, quantitative research, and research study design.
  • Ability to work independently, excellent organization and interpersonal skills, self-motivated, and team-oriented.

Bonus if you have the following:

  • Demonstrated experience in qualitative research methods
  • Demonstrated experience conducting successful eating disorder research
  • Experience using R, Python, or similar software to conduct statistical analyses
  • Knowledge and experience conducting digital health interventions
  • Passion for mental health and eating disorder treatment and expanding access to treatment
This is a contractor appointment for one year from date of hire, with renewal for one more year contingent on evaluation of work performance.
As this is a contractual position, benefits will not be provided.
Compensation and Benefits:
Equip offers competitive compensation and benefits programs as well as, career development opportunities, and exciting team retreats to ensure community and connection. The Talent Acquisition team will provide candidates with our benefit guide and share compensation information beyond posted bands. Below we have highlighted a list of some of our most popular benefits.
Short and long term incentives, including yearly bonus potential
Remote work from home
Flexible PTO & Leave programs
Health, dental, and vision insurance
Wellness and reproductive care programs
401k retirement savings plan
Home office set-up stipend
Co-working monthly stipend
Equal Employment Opportunity:
At Equip, we believe that our diverse perspectives are our biggest strengths — and that embracing them will create real change in healthcare. As an equal opportunity employer, we provide equal opportunity in all aspects of employment, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, training and promotion, termination, and any other terms and conditions of employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, familial status, age, weight, disability and/or any other legally protected classification protected by federal, state, or local law.