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

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position in computational cancer genomics 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. These two topics are fundamental to the understanding of the initiation, progression, and treatment of human diseases. This position will perform methodological research under her long-standing program in integrative deconvolution and single-cell models to build an atlas of gene expression states of tumor and microenvironment during cancer evolution.

The position will involve a mixture of methodological and collaborative research in cancer genomics. The methodological research may include but is not limited to statistical models for integrative deconvolution and machine learning methods for prognosis and therapeutic biomarker development. The collaborative research may include but is not limited to software tool dissemination, cancer biology discovery, and participation in pan-cancer studies with large research consortia. This position will require writing bioinformatics methodology manuscripts, assisting or leading in writing biomedical manuscripts, developing/maintaining software packages, and other academic activities.


The postdoc trainee will learn to perform a mixture of methodological and collaborative research in cancer genomics and to lead an interdisciplinary research team in future.


The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, biostatistics, computer science or a related field. Extensive experience with R and Python, and prior experience in computational biology are required. 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.


To apply, please email (1) a cover letter describing current and future research, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references to Dr. Wenyi Wang at


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