Bioinformatics postdoctoral positions in Department of Lymphoma & Myeloma, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Smithville, TX

ID: 7063392
Posted: February 5, 2020

Job Description

Job Description:
The ultimate goal of the Green Laboratory is to understand the molecular etiology of B-cell lymphoma and myeloma, and to use this knowledge to identify novel therapeutic strategies. Our laboratory employs high-throughput genomics to interrogate primary tumor specimens, including genome-, exome-, RNA-, ChIP- and ATAC-sequencing, as well as cutting-edge single cell DNA, transcriptome and ATAC sequencing approaches. This position will entail the utilization of existing pipelines and the creation of new pipelines to interrogate in integrate these datasets, towards providing biological insight. The postdoctoral fellow will work closely with a team of wet lab researchers in the Green Laboratory, and will have great opportunities to collaborate with diverse groups of physicians, scientists and computational biologists at MDACC and the Texas Medical Center.

Requirements:
Individuals with a PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, genome science or a related field are encouraged to apply. A strong computational background, proficiency in at least one programming language (e.g., R, Python, Perl, C++, Java) and knowledge of statistics are required. Training experience in machine learning and deep learning, experience working in high computing cluster environment, experience working with ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C, or other large-scale epigenomics data analysis is highly preferred. A good understanding of cancer biology, cell signaling pathways, or drug response mechanisms is also preferred. Proven track record of publications, good spoken and written English communication skills are required.

Contact: Interested applicants should send a cover letter describing your past research experience/skills and future research interests/plans, a curriculum vitae and the contact information of at least three references to Dr. Michael Green (mgreen5@mdanderson.org) with the subject line ‘Postdoc-Application - Your Name’.

Application deadline:
Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Salary & Benefit: Salaries are commensurate with the NIH payscale) and postdoctoral fellows (and family) are provided with a comprehensive benefits package including health/dental insurance and retirement plans (https://www.mdanderson.org/about-md-anderson/careers/benefits.html)

Website: https://www.mdanderson.org

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, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by MD Anderson policy or by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a smoke-free and drug- free environment.


Diversity and inclusion at MD Anderson are not just important; they are essential. We take an expansive view of diversity, considering differences in race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender and religious beliefs, as well as communication styles, thought, skill and ambition. We constantly examine our culture to create an inclusive working environment that effectively attracts, retains, develops and utilizes the skills and talents of all employees. Our Diversity Council develops strategies to attract and retain superior talent and enhance workforce diversity and inclusion. We also offer multiple diversity training programs to our employees.

Contact Information:

Dr. Michael Green
mgreen5@mdanderson.org
United States



 

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