Postdoctoral Fellow

Postdoctoral Fellow

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

houston, TX, United States

Postdoctoral Fellow positions in Statistical Genomics are available

in Dr. Wenyi Wang’s lab, at the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at the MD Anderson Cancer Center (MDACC).  We aim to address questions in cancer biology using computational means through the development of statistical methods and analysis of genomic data, such as deconvolution methods to understand tumor heterogeneity and evolution, and Bayesian semiparametric models for personalized cancer risk assessment. 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, and MDACC Single Cell Sequencing Core.

 We are currently recruiting similarly minded, creative and enthusiastic data scientists. Statisticians interested in innovative modeling in high-throughput genomic data, as well as computer scientists with a strong interest in modeling of complex biological systems are encouraged to apply. We offer a highly stimulating environment for trainees. We provide an opportunity to collaborate with innovative cancer researchers in breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer, and to participate in state-of-science clinical trials such as cancer immunotherapy. The successful candidates will be sponsored to apply for fellowships from national funding agencies.

 Position Qualifications: We seek multiple highly motivated individuals that have acquired or are expecting a Ph.D. degree in 2019 in statistics/

biostatistics/bioinformatics/computer science or related quantitative fields. Must have methodology training in statistics/biostatistics; strong programming skills, specifically R/Python and preferably one lower level computer language such as C; strong interest in statistical methodology research as well as in biological questions. Expertise in next-generation sequencing data analysis and a publication record in statistical genomics is required. Knowledge in cancer biology is desirable.

 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. The salary and benefits for postdoctoral fellows are highly competitive.

 Send an introductory email titled “Postdoctoral application – Name” to, with a CV and one-page research statement addressed to Dr. Wenyi Wang, on or before March 31, 2019, or until filled.

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Postdoctoral Fellow