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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Thoracic H&N Med Onc - Rsch in MDA-On-Site, United States

We are seeking applicants for a postdoctoral position of bioinformatics/computational biology in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology. We closely work with an interdisciplinary team to understand genomic, transcriptional, and immune alterations in cancer. Specifically, the goals of this project consist of integrating and analyzing bulk and/or single cell genomic, transcriptomic, and TCR repertoire data to determine the effects of genomic alterations, gene expression changes, and the tumor-immune microenvironment on clinical outcome. The postdoctoral fellow will be jointly supervised by following two researchers:

Dr. Keiko Akagi (

Dr. Maura Gillison (


  1. Learn to apply and develop software tools for large-scale genomic data in cancer research.

  2. Learn to interpret genomics data in biologically meaningful way.

  3. Learn to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

  4. Present findings at regular lab meetings and national conferences.

  5. Submit results for publication in peer-reviewed scientific journals.


  1. Ph.D. degree (or master's degree with >2-year experience) in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, genomics, biomedical science.

  2. Experience working with large-scale biological data (scRNA-Seq, TCR-Seq, bulk RNA-Seq, whole-exome sequencing, whole-genome sequencing data).

  3. Experience in command line interface/Linux environment, and proficiency in programming language such as Python, Perl, R, MATLAB etc.

  4. Biological knowledge in the related fields (cancer/immunology) is preferred.


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