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Post-Doctoral Fellow in Biostatistics

UT - MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Feb 16, 2024

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Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Genomics
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Full Time
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Postdoc Fellowship
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Opening for Postdoctoral Fellow Position in Biostatistics at MD Anderson Cancer Center

A full-time, postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Wenyi Wang’s laboratory research aims to gain new knowledge in the evolution of both the human genome and the cancer genome using statistical methodologies and machine learning techniques. These two topics are fundamental to the understanding of the initiation, progression and treatment of human diseases. The person in  this position will perform methodological research under either of the two research programs: 1) survival analysis in cancer for risk prediction and clinical decision making; or 2) statistical methods for delineating tumor heterogeneity and cancer evolution.

Position duties will involve a mixture of methodological and collaborative research in biostatistics, bioinformatics, and genetics. The methodological research may include (but is not limited to) developing novel methods for time-to-event modeling, multivariate statistics, and high-dimensional and spatial data modeling. The collaborative research may include (but is not limited to) software tool dissemination into clinical practice and participation in the multi-institutional efforts in studying cancer. Duties will also require writing statistical/biostatistical manuscripts, assisting in writing biomedical manuscripts, developing/maintaining statistical software packages and other academic activities.

For more information, visit the lab’s website at

Position Qualifications

The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a related field. The candidate must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, the ability to engage in independent thinking, be meticulous in their attitude towards work, and be collegial as a team member. The candidate must demonstrate scholarship through at least two published first-author manuscripts.


To apply, please email (1) a cover letter describing your interest and background, including current and future research, (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) a list of three references to Dr. Wenyi Wang at

 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.

About MD Anderson
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston ranks as one of the world's most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education and prevention. The institution's sole mission is to end cancer for patients and their families around the world. MD Anderson is one of only 51 comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). MD Anderson is ranked No. 1 for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals survey. It has ranked as one of the nation's top two hospitals for cancer care since the survey began in 1990. MD Anderson receives a cancer center support grant from the NCI of the National Institutes of Health (P30 CA016672).


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