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

The primary purpose of this position is to develop the data analytic capacities to support major initiatives related to translational research to the Translational Molecular pathology-Immunoprofiling Laboratory Moonshot platform. The postdoc will apply and develop software tools to assist in performing data analysis in cancer research. This position works as a member of an interdisciplinary team to discover and disseminate knowledge for enhancing cancer research and patient management. The candidate will be expected to provide original (first author) contribution to data analytical expertise for research projects involving data obtained from spatial transcriptomic assays, including GeoMx Nanostring Digital Spatial Profiling, Visium, or single-cell resolution in situ transcriptomic platforms. The successful candidate will participate in cross-functional research for different types of cancer analysis by working closely with research teams across departmental and platform groups and serving as a resource for faculty and staff.


Learn to perform and automate spatial omics data analysis.

Develop novel algorithms/tools for data mining/integration/interpretation.

Close, time-sensitive collaboration with pathologists/biologists in a team science setting.

Publish scholarly work and develop an academic career.


Bachelor's degree in computer science, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, or a related field.


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


Ken Chen, PhD