MD Anderson Cancer Center Computational Scientist in Houston, Texas
As part of the new, ambitious, Data Science initiative at MDACC, we are establishing an innovative AI-augmented, Adaptive, Drug Discovery and Development computational Platform to accelerate the discovery and impact of novel therapies for cancer. The Platform will be intelligent and ever-learning. The Platform will enable novel opportunities for optimized therapies for patients with focus on rare and hard-to-treat cancers through development of novel machine learning and Al technologies.
The primary purpose of this Computational Scientist (Bioinformatics) is to carry out data preparation responsibilities; develop skilled bioinformatics and statistical programs; perform statistical analysis; and prepare written reports, manuscripts, and grant applications with investigators; working closely with the team and collaborators to discover novel therapeutic opportunities for cancer patients.
Know your business:
Bioinformatics tools and pipelines especially for Whole Genome /Exome sequencing, RNAseq, ideally for both bulk and Single Cell Analysis
Developing bioinformatics pipelines and analysis tools
Unix, R/Matlab, Python
Gene Set Enrichment and pathway analyses
Know your business of your Department/Institute:
Whole Genome /Exome sequencing, RNAseq data analysis from raw data including evaluating outputs, optimizing parameters and summarizing findings
Results interpretation (variant calling, functional annotation)
Data visualization and biological interpretation
Produce output for scientific publications and co-author said publications
Data clean-up and QC of biological sequencing data
Running bioinformatics pipelines on high performance computing.
Other duties as assigned.
Conduct research and interactions with colleagues in a reliable, responsive, safe, friendly and courteous manner.
Promotes inclusiveness and collegiality by demonstrating respect and professionalism to others at all times
Models safe, ethical behavior, mitigating risk to the institution through sound business practices, and adherence to MD Anderson's Standards of Conduct, institutional policies and procedures
Meets time and attendance expectations and responds to requests in a timely manner, communicating expectations for procedures, service arrival, or project deliverables to coworkers
Admits when wrong, apologize and take steps to resolve a situation to help to coworkers before being asked.
Required: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.
Preferred: PhD in Natural/Medical sciences or computational biology, ideally with postdoctoral experience
Required: Five years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree three years experience required.
It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html
Requisition ID: 149757
Employment Status: Full-Time
Employee Status: Regular
FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
Work Week: Day/Evening
Fund Type: Soft
Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
Pivotal Position: Yes
Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 81,000
Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 101,500
Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 122,000
Science Jobs: Yes