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Associate Computational Scientist - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
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Mar 25, 2022

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The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

The Associate Computational Scientist assists in the analysis and development of algorithms and software for scientific problems. Apply and develop software tools to perform data analysis in cancer research. Impacts scientific research projects in the department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.


Statistical Analysis
Under supervision, compiles, analyzes and reports statistical data for various projects including, but not limited to manual and computer-aided data abstraction and evaluation, computerized imaging and bioinformatics. Assesses relevant literature as well as existing data, evaluates the quality of data used in reports and assists with preparation and distribution of data for committee and scientific meetings.

Computational Skills
With direction, develops and maintains software tools and infrastructure for resolving specific problems. Performs gene expression data analysis / transcriptomics and genomic data analysis. Performs analysis of cancer genome datasets such as TCGA, ICGC and dep map with an emphasis on translational research. Responsible for the integration of large scale bulk sequencing and single cell sequencing multi-omic datasets.

Research Support
Contributes to the development of procedures and makes recommendations on new procedures. Explore and learn new technologies relevant to lab research projects. Collaborate with PIs and other research, computational, scientific or support staff to accomplish project focus or results.

Other duties as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in a related field.


Required: Three years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

Preferred: Bioinformatics analysis of NGS genomic data such as Exome-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATACT-seq, and Bisulfite sequencing etc

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, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.
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