Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis (PiMS) - Neurology

The Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis (PiMS) research team in the Department of Medicine (Division of Neurology) at the University of British Columbia (UBC) is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to advance knowledge and improve the well-being of those affected by Multiple Sclerosis (MS).

Dr. Helen Tremlett leads the diverse PiMS team with an interdisciplinary approach and thrives to foster excellence in multi-disciplinary clinical, therapeutic, and epidemiological research in MS.

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to utilize health administrative databases linked with clinical data to: (1) examine the MS prodrome or ‘pre-MS trait’ in a Canada-Sweden multi-site collaboration; (2) assess drug safety and effectiveness in MS in an ongoing Canada multi-site project.


  • PhD/MD degree in epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology, or applied biostatistics.
  • Experience with patients with chronic disease, comorbidities, or Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Experience with large health-related datasets, data access, and linkage from administrative databases.
  • Computer proficiency including statistical software (e.g. R or SAS).
  • Working knowledge of advanced epidemiology-related research methodology and design, and advanced biostatistics.
  • Excellent problem-solving and strong written/verbal communication skills in English.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively with various researchers to efficiently meet study goals.
  • Working knowledge of medical ethics and the importance of clinical and basic research.

Key Responsibilities:

Study design, hypotheses generation, ensuring data integrity, data access, data linkage, statistical analyses and interpretation, presentation of findings, grant writing, drafting and publication of scientific manuscripts; assisting with mentorship/supervision of graduate students.

Start date is negotiable. Funding for this position is initially available for 1 year. Salary will be based on the MS Society of Canada guidelines (, with a generous extended health benefits package.

To apply, please send: (i) your letter of interest, (ii) CV, and (iii) names/contact information of 2-3 references to Dr. Helen Tremlett (subject line “Postdoctoral Applicant”) at:  and

For more details about the UBC PiMS research team, please see:

Reference Number

Please mention reference number GPS-56239 in all your correspondence about this Postdoctoral Fellow position.

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