Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioinformatics and Biostatistics

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

ID: 7072901 (Ref.No. 600815-00001)
Posted: December 7, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available at Dr. Wenyi Wang’s lab, at the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC). Dr. Wang’s laboratory builds an extensive research program on tumor heterogeneity and evolution, and cancer risk prediction modeling. Development of statistical methods and tools under this program aims to address clinically relevant questions in cancer biology and genetics, such as developing novel biomarkers for the risk stratification, treatment selection, and prognostication of cancer. For further information, visit the lab website at

We have been closely affiliated with the Cancer Genome Atlas (, NIH’s flagship project, the International Cancer Genome Consortium (ICGC)-PanCancer Analysis Working Groups (PCAWG), the MDACC Program in Clinical Cancer Genetics, CPRIT Integrated Single Cell Genomics Core at MDACC and The Seed Networks for the Human Cell Atlas projects.

Applications are currently being accepted to fill 1 full-time, 12-month postdoctoral fellow position at the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at MD Anderson Cancer Center. The accepted applications will join the research programs in tumor heterogeneity and evolution, human cell atlas network, or personalized risk prediction modeling.

Position Qualifications
A Ph.D. degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Applied Mathematics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related field. Extensive experience with R and Python, prior experience in computational biology are required. Candidates should also have a background in any of the following areas: cancer biology, graphical models, semi-parametric Bayesian models, or penalized likelihood methods.

To apply, send a curriculum vitae, a research statement and three references titled “Postdoctoral application - Name” to

Salary – $65k/year, plus fringe benefits.

About MD Anderson Cancer Center
MD Anderson Cancer Center has topped U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” ranking eight times in the past 10 years. The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology has brought together medical professionals, bioinformaticians, software engineers, and computational biologists to provide an environment where creative research is encouraged.

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.


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