Staff Scientist - Computational Biologist

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

ID: 7103965 (Ref.No. 12052-en_US)
Posted: June 26, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


A Staff Scientist (Computational Biologist) position is available in Dr. Bing Zhang's laboratory ( to work on computational cancer proteogenomics. Our research is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and the McNair Medical Institute at The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation. We develop methods and tools for the analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of proteomics and multi-omics data. We also participate in several large collaborative projects that generate multidimensional omics data at DNA, mRNA, protein, and clinical phenotype levels from human tumors, patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), and cancer cell lines. As one example, we led/co-led several CPTAC cancer proteogenomic studies that were published in Nature, Cell, and Cancer Cell.


The candidates will participate in both method and tool development and biological applications, and will integrate omics data analysis into precision oncology discovery and practice. The position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct research in a supportive and stimulating environment, and to collaborate with bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, biologists, and clinicians.

Job Duties

The candidate of this position is expected to independently carry out research projects in or related to the above mentioned field.  

• Plans, directs and conducts computational biology studies.
• Develops bioinformatics methods and tools.
• Researches and evaluates new methods and algorithms for integrating into our existing omics analysis tools.
• Applies bioinformatics methods and tools to cancer omics studies.
• Publishes methods, software and application papers.
• Works with the Principal Investigator on grant applications. 
• Provides technical guidance, work direction and training to other lab members on areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral Degree. Experience may not be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Three years of post doctoral research experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, mathematics, cancer biology, or a related field.
  • Experience in proteomics and/or multi-omics data analysis as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or software packages.
  • Knowledge about statistics and machine learning algorithms.
  • Strong programming skills (R and Python/Perl/Java).
  • Programming in UNIX/LINUX environment.
  • Strong presentation skills and written/verbal communication skills.
  • Must be a team player and work well within a group.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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