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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Leukemia - Research in MDA-On-Site, United States

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Leukemia, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Hussein A. Abbas, MD, PhD (primary mentor).

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow with a computational/bioinformatics background to work on functional and immunogenomic profiling focusing on leukemia. Our lab conducts single-cell, proteomics, bulk, spatial, and CRISPR profiling of AML and immune cells. Our goal is to apply innovative functional genomics, immunogenomics, and bioinformatics approaches to better understand leukemogenesis, resistance mechanisms to chemo and immunotherapy, and deep profiling of the cellular & functional heterogeneity of leukemic cells, and the diverse cell populations within the tumor immune microenvironment. We will primarily be utilizing patient samples from leukemia clinical trials allowing us to interrogate translational questions that have immediate patient impact. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have ample opportunities to collaborate with diverse groups of physician-scientists, laboratory scientists, and computational biologists.


Candidates will learn how to design studies for computational work, integrate laboratory results with computational analysis, and be part of a team science effort that involves clinicians, lab scientists, and other bioinformatic trainees. Candidate trainees will also learn how to write competitive grants, and manuscripts and apply innovative tools in their data analysis pipelines.


Individuals with a background in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in R and at least one additional scripting language (e.g., Python, Perl, etc.) and familiarity with high-performance computing. We will provide a nurturing environment to guide and mentor trainees throughout their training to navigate these different areas and their application in biological science.


Interested applicants should send their CV to Dr. Hussein Abbas ( with the subject line entitled "Postdoctoral Fellow - Application - Applicant's Name"


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


Hussein A. Abbas, MD, PhD