Data Scientist/Manager

Data Scientist/Manager

Navin Laboratory, MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX, United States

Research Data Scientist/Manager in Single Cell Cancer Genomics

Location: CPRIT Single Cell Genomics Center, Navin Laboratory @ MD Anderson Cancer Center

Requirements: MS or Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics or data science

Description: The CPRIT Single Cell Genomics Center and Navin laboratory ( at the MD Anderson Cancer Center ( are seeking a data scientist/manager that will work on the processing and analysis of single cell sequencing dataset, including DNA, RNA and ATAC data. The candidate will work closely with staff in the core facility that generate large-scale datasets for analysis and with collaborative groups at MD Anderson to complete research projects. Background in bioinformatics and computational biology are required including programming skills in one or more scripting languages (perl, python), statistical languages (R studio) and programming languages (Java, C++). The ideal person should also have formal course work in statistics, computer science and data science. This person will setup and manage data processing pipelines for single cell sequencing, run analyses on Linux servers (RHEL) and perform project-specific analyses such as clustering, phylogenetic inference and high-dimensional analysis of single cell datasets by working closely with research investigators at MD Anderson and the Navin Laboratory. In addition to applying existing data analysis methods, the individual will develop new tools for analyzing single cell DNA and RNA datasets, to call mutations and copy number profiles, infer clonal substructure and reconstruct evolutionary trajectories. This person will also collaborate with experimentalists in the CPRIT core and navin laboratory to analyze data from new technologies that are developed and have spatial resolution. 

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Data Scientist/Manager