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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Scientist in Houston, Texas

Research Scientist

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 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation's original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.


The mission of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES Specific data analysis skills and knowledge competencies.

  • Cancer biology background

  • Participate in the design and implementation of algorithms to analyze molecular data and integrate with other data sets

  • Systematically explore and mine multi-dimensional data to validate experimental findings or formulate new hypotheses

  • Assist in the generation of tools for manipulating and preparing data for display

  • Develop innovative mathematical/computational approaches to molecular data analysis

  • Help maintain, support, and document shared tools, code base, and data sets, with opportunities to explore deeper and more complex software design problems, or bioinformatic and analytic aspects of predictive modeling.

Execute and participate in scientific research projects.

Related projects and responsibilities will include:

  • Single cell analysis of tumor samples

  • Studies of resistance to existing and emerging cancer therapies using patient-derived data

  • Studies of tumor and tumor microenvironment evolution and heterogeneity using longitudinal patient samples

  • Studies of cancer immunotherapies to develop predictors of response

The goals of this work consist in analyzing sequencing data to determine the effects of genomic alterations and expression changes on clinical behavior, both retrospectively and prospectively. These new data could help identify novel approaches for personalized care in oncology or provide support for new methods in clinical decision-making, biomarkers for rational drug development, and new insights into tumor biology through innovative analyses.

Work closely with other staff members.

  • Maintain good working relationship with other researchers and technicians

  • Train and supervise other personnel in data analysis pipelines, bioinformatic techniques, and maintain internal databases.

Other duties as assigned

Education Required - Masters degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

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

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 158593

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Work Week: Days

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 64,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 80,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 96,600

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Work Location: Onsite

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Referral Bonus Available?: No

  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes

  • Science Jobs: Yes