Bioinformatics Faculty for Cleveland Clinic Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland
Salary Commensurate with experience and benefits
August 31 2017
Job # 751
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Bioinformatics Faculty for Cleveland Clinic

Department of Quantitative Health Sciences

The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences (QHS) at the Cleveland Clinic main campus is searching for a doctoral level candidate to conduct independent research and collaborate with Cleveland Clinic investigators in areas related to bioinformatics and systems medicine. The successful candidate will join an active team of about 80 QHS bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, epidemiologists, outcomes researchers, analysts, database developers, and programmers working in a wide range of clinical areas and statistical methodologies. Candidates should have considerable experience collaborating on clinical or translational research in an academic health care setting, with examples of creative analytic approaches to complex problems in health care through proven records of collaborative publications. Evidence of external funding support, or potential for gaining such support, is required. Excellent academic writing and communication skills must be clearly demonstrated; verbal proficiency in the English language is required.

Job Requirements

In the cover letter, the applicant should speak to his or her skills and experience in any of the following areas (not all are required in any one applicant):

  • Network and Systems Medicine
  • Microbiomics
  • Metabolomics and Proteomics
  • Integrated Omics

A PhD in bioinformatics or a related field is required. The candidate is expected to conduct independent research as well as to collaborate with other scientists at Cleveland Clinic. The candidate will be expected to help write collaborative research grant applications and manuscripts. Independent PhD level methodological research in a related area is expected. While the level of appointment is open, candidates must have at least 2 years of experience beyond the doctoral degree.   More senior candidates will have opportunity for a leadership position, and building a bioinformatics program. 

A competitive package will be provided.  The successful candidate will have appointments at Cleveland Clinic and a joint appointment in the Institute of Computational Biology at Case Western Reserve University.  

Cleveland Clinic is one of the world’s largest and busiest health centers.  U.S. News & World Report has declared that we are among the top two “Best Hospitals” in America.  In cardiology and urology, we lead the nation.  Our Heart Center has been ranked number one in America for 20 years in a row.

Since 1998, Cleveland Clinic has used the EPIC electronic health record, which contains more than 4 million unique patients.  We have approximately 200 million patient encounters, 25 million hospital encounters, and more than 1 billion lab results. These data are available to Cleveland Clinic researchers.

The Lerner Research Institute is home to Cleveland Clinic’s laboratory-based translational and clinical research, including the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences.  Nearly 2,000 scientists and support personnel pursue a wide range of biomedical questions with the common goal of improving human health. We are committed to academic excellence, and the great majority of our faculty also have appointments at the nearby Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Kent State University, and/or University of Akron.  We are an integral part of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University – a program dedicated to training the next generation of physician-scientists. Total annual research expenditures at Cleveland Clinic exceed $250 million, including more than $100 million in federal funding.  Our faculty publish approximately 1,300 research articles per year, many of which appear in high impact journals.  The Department of Quantitative Health Sciences has expertise in all aspects of clinical research, from study design to statistical analysis and reporting.

Interested candidates should e-mail their curriculum vitae, the names of at least three references and a letter summarizing their experience and interest to

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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