Post-doctoral Position - Genetic / Molecular Epidemiology

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow to join our team at Case Western Reserve University in the laboratory of Dr. Farren Briggs ( The position is available immediately and will be focused on pursuing metabolomic/genomic studies with an emphasis on multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders.  The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in genetics, genomics, epidemiology, computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer science, or related field, and have experience and/or interest in computational, analytical, or statistical genomics research. Familiarity with the Unix/Linux environment and programming/scripting in Python and R is preferred.  The successful candidate will work as part of established research teams in the following areas:

  • Genetics and genomics of multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease
  • Metabolomics of multiple sclerosis and other rare demyelinating disorders
  • Characterizing gene-environment and complex gene-gene relationships
  • Computational methods for analyzing dense genotypic and sequence data in case-control datasets
  • Computational methods for mining electronic health record data

The Department of Population & Quantitative Health Sciences ( and the Cleveland Institute of Computational Biology ( provide a strong and supportive intellectual environment for post-doctoral trainees. Postdoctoral salary base pay will be commensurate with experience.  This position is eligible for full-time benefits.  See the following link for a summary of benefits (  Case Western Reserve University strives to maintain a diverse and inclusive work environment.  All applicants are protected under Federal law from discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, and genetics.  Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter, their C.V., and at least two letters of recommendation to the address below.  All materials should be sent to:

Farren Briggs, PhD ScM

Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine

Department of Population and Quantitative Health Sciences

Wolstein Research Building 1-312

Cleveland, Ohio  44106-4945


Phone: (216) 368-5636