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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Bioinformatics & Comp Biology in Houston, Texas

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in Professor Wenyi Wang's lab in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Wang's laboratory research aims to gain new knowledge in the evolution of the human genome and the cancer genome using statistical methodologies and machine learning techniques. These two topics are fundamental to the understanding of the initiation, progression, and treatment of human diseases. This position will perform methodological research under either of the two research programs: 1) survival analysis in cancer for risk prediction and clinical decision making; 2) statistical methods for delineating tumor heterogeneity and cancer evolution.

The position will involve a mixture of methodological and collaborative research in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and genetics. The methodological research may include but is not limited to developing novel methods for time-to-event modeling, multivariate statistics, high-dimensional and spatial data modeling. The collaborative research may include but is not limited to software tool dissemination into clinical practice and participation in the multi-institutional efforts in studying cancer. This position will require writing statistical/biostatistical manuscripts, assisting in writing biomedical manuscripts, developing/maintaining statistical software packages, and other academic activities.

For further information, visit the lab website at https://odin.mdacc.tmc.edu/wwang7/ .

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

The postdoctoral trainee will learn to perform methodological and collaborative research in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and genetics and to lead an interdisciplinary research team in future.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics, or a related field. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to engage in independent thinking, be meticulous in their attitude towards work, and be collegial as a team member. The candidate must demonstrate scholarship through at least two published first-author manuscripts.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

To apply, please email (1) a cover letter describing your interest and background, including

current and future research, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references to Dr. Wenyi

Wang at wwang7@mdanderson.org.

POSITION INFORMATION

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html) . 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

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