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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoc Fellow - Systems Biology in Houston, Texas

The Navin laboratory has an open position for a postdoctoral fellow in molecular biology and genomics. This individual will work on projects that use single-cell DNA and RNA sequencing to study genomic evolution in breast cancer, particularly in the context of metastasis and chromosome biology. The ideal candidate will have strong scientific writing skills, experience in genomics, and extensive training in molecular biology and next-generation sequencing methods. Some familiarity with computational biology methods, including experience in Unix/Linux, scripting languages (Perl, Python), and statistical languages (R, Matlab) is also preferred.


The individual will learn experimental methods related to performing single-cell DNA and RNA sequencing experiments and will learn computational and statistical methods related to analyzing the resulting datasets. The postdoc will work closely with the PI to learn how to write and submit manuscripts and write fellowship and grant applications. Toward the end of their postdoc training, they will learn how to apply for faculty positions and will present their work at national and international conferences.


Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, genomics, or cell biology


MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA ( . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups