Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston is one of the world’s most respected centers focused on cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention. It was named the nation’s No. 1 hospital for cancer care in U.S. News & World Report’s 2021-2022 rankings. It is one of the nation’s original three comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual to join our team. The data scientist will analyze, organize, and integrate genomic data to solve specific research problems.

We are seeking an individual with a strong foundation in molecular biology/genetics, experimental design, as well as significant hands-on experience in executing, troubleshooting, and developing computational algorithms/software’s used for next generation sequencing studies. Specifically, we are looking for an individual who has significant expertise in mutation calling using WES/WGS, copy number estimation using WES/WGS, and RNAseq analyses. Experience with single-cell sequencing analysis is not required, but an asset. The individual will also help with the maintenance of software tools and deployments for solving specific problems.

In addition, the applicant must have excellent written and verbal communication, effective judgment and problem solving, as well as the ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team environment.


Experimental Design and Implementation

  • Analyzing, visualizing, and interpreting next generation sequencing data
  • Assisting with raw and analyzed data organization, management, and submission to repositories
  • Applies statistical tests for associations, differences, survival analyses, and regressions
  • Must work independently
  • Must be able to manage and troubleshoot multiple projects simultaneously

Data Preparation/Presentation/Publications

  • Prepare data for publications, grants, and presentations
  • Give presentations summarizing research progress/findings
  • Creating publication quality figures and tables

Other duties as assigned

Education Required: Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Computational Biology, or related field.

Experience Required: Three years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With Master’s degree, one years experience required. With PhD, no experience required.

Experience Preferred: Previous experience in cancer biology and experience in computational biology/bioinformatics

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.

Additional Information

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 91,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 113,500
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 136,000
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Referral Bonus Available?: Yes
  • Relocation Assistance Available?: Yes
  • Science Jobs: No

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