MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Scientist - Next Generation Sequencing in Houston, Texas

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. It was named the nation's No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's 2018 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

The primary purpose of the Research Scientist position is to apply technical expertise and experience to review the data and literature for genomic data to assist with the development of a knowledge base for related molecular tests and the clinical relevance. Position will support the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy Program (IPCT) to bring personalized cancer therapy to the clinic.

The salary range is: min-$53,200, mid-$66,500 and max-$79,800.


  1. Participates in various scientific research projects to transform the approach to cancer therapy through research, integrating germline, molecular and genetic information with disease-specific biology to bring personalized cancer therapy to the clinic. This may include supplying the following: a) specific information as part of a larger project; b) answer questions in a limited field; or, c) develop improved techniques, production methods or procedures.

  2. Assists the principal investigator with scientific business on a daily basis to include: write and edit manuscripts, abstracts, protocols (animal and laboratory), and grants; compile, write, and submit reports to the principal; analyze and manipulate research data; prepare and present data for publication or scientific meetings; maintain current and accurate records of research data; and, obtain and distribute pertinent research materials/data.

  3. Compiles, writes, and submits reports to superior as directed and assigned.

  4. Utilizes research background to review public and private molecular and genomic datasets and relevant literature to compile summary reports on molecular and genomic aberrations and their relevance to clinical treatment.

  5. Other duties, assigned.


Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree


Required: With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work.

Preferred: 3 to 5 years postdoctoral training or five years of related experience to include research work at MD Anderson; sequencing experience, especially next generation sequencing preferred.

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. sonj