Instructor, Computational Genetic Epidemiology - Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Cleveland, Ohio
Dec 18, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine ( seeks to fill an instructor faculty position in computation genetic epidemiology.

We are looking for expertise that complements our current areas of departmental research in genetic epidemiology. This position requires detailed knowledge of state-of-the-art methods in genetic epidemiology, including genetic association analysis for both quantitative and qualitative traits, genome-wide analyses (both genetic linkage and association), quality control methods for large-scale genomic data, and analysis of DNA sequence data. Ability to manage and analyze complex pedigree structures is also required. Data management skills should include knowledge of SQL, Progeny, and relational database systems. Substantial skills in computer programming, including Python, are required.

Qualifications: Ph.D. degree in genetics, biostatistics or closely related field.  At least 5 years of post-degree experience in genetic epidemiology required. Preference will be given to candidates with strong inter-personal skills and ability to work in a team science environment.

The Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences offers research and graduate education in biostatistics and bioinformatics; genetic epidemiology; global and environmental health; health promotion and prevention; public health; health services research. The Department ( is currently growing under the leadership of a new chair and newly established institute, The Institute for Computational Biology (

Case Western Reserve University and its associated hospitals (University Hospitals/Rainbow Babies, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, and VA Medical Center) provide a rich environment for basic science, clinical, and population health research. Research is promoted through multiple research centers within the CWRU including the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods (, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative (CTSC,, Cardiovascular Research Institute, Tuberculosis Research Unit, and Center for Global Health and Diseases (

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Interested applicants should send (1) a cover letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a statement of research expertise, (4) a statement of teaching expertise/philosophy and (5) names and contact information for three references to Chair, Instructor Search Committee at: [email protected].

In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity. Women, veterans, members of underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. Applicants may contact the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at 216-368-8877 to request an accommodation at any point in the application and hiring process; determinations will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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