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Open Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The Department of Biostatistics has open postdoctoral fellow positions.

 

Postdoctoral Position with Associate Professor Veera Baladandayuthapani

Area: Computational statistics with applications in biostatistics and bioinformatics

Duties and responsibilities:  The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Veera Baladandayuthapani. The primary research focus will be applying novel statistical and computational methods to the analysis of complex, high-dimensional data such as various types of high-throughput proteomic, genomic, sequencing, and imaging data, with particular emphasis on developing integrative and flexible models that incorporate both biological knowledge and empirical structures.

Position qualifications:  We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in a quantitative field: computer science, engineering, statistics, biostatistics, genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field. Must have strong training in statistics and strong programming skills, in particular R/Matlab/Python and preferably one lower-level computer language such as C or Fortran; and interest in the application of state-of-the-art statistical methods to complex data. Interest or background in bioinformatics, genomics, and proteomics is a plus. Expertise or skills in any of the following areas is desirable: analysis of high-dimensional data, Bayesian modeling and computations, Bayesian nonparametrics, multivariate techniques, computational biology, data mining, and/or machine learning.

Application: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé (with three references) to:

veera@mdanderson.org
(Subject line: Veera postdoc)

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Salary: $65,000 USD/year

Benefits for postdoctoral fellows can be found on the MD Anderson Postdoctoral Research Programs web page.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by MD Anderson policy or by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Posted August 12, 2015

Postdoctoral Positions with Professor Jeffrey S. Morris

Area:  Computational statistics with applications in biostatistics and bioinformatics

Duties and responsibilities:  The postdoctoral fellows will work under the supervision of Dr. Jeffrey S. Morris. The primary research focus will be on developing novel statistical and computational methodology for functional and image data analysis, with a special focus on complex, high-dimensional functions and images.  Two specific projects: (1) Bayesian models for fMRI data from a smoking cessation study, including integrated modeling approaches to detect activated voxels while carefully accounting for complex spatial, temporal, and multi-level correlation structures and Bayesian methods for multi-level graphical models; and (2) Bayesian methods for LC/MS proteomic data, combining biological knowledge and functional data modeling techniques using fast approximate Bayesian computational procedures.  In addition to these specific projects, other application-driven methodological research may be undertaken. Other application areas may include: event-related potentials (ERPs), diffusion MRI methods such as DTI/MAP-MRI, functional data on the sphere and multivariate real-time time series from glaucoma studies, and analyses of various types of genomic data collected from large numbers of patients who have colon cancer. These data may include copy number, methylation, miRNA, ncRNA, microarray, RNAseq, and proteomic data with corresponding clinical outcomes that can be modeled in an integrated fashion. 

Position qualifications:  We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree in statistics/biostatistics or related quantitative fields.  Must have strong methodology training in statistics/biostatistics; strong programming skills, in particular R/Matlab and possibly one lower level computer language such as C or Fortran; interest in statistical  methodology research.  Interest or background in neuroimaging, bioinformatics, genomics, or proteomics is a plus.  Expertise or skills in any of the following areas are desirable:  analysis of high-dimensional data, Bayesian MCMC computations, approximate Bayesian computational methods, variable selection and sparsity priors, linear models, nonparametric regression, spatio-temporal data, multivariate techniques, functional data analysis, and image data.  

Application: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and research statement, along with three references (and their contact information) to both:

pcunning@mdanderson.org
and
jefmorris@mdanderson.org
(subject line: Morris postdoc)

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Salary: $65,000 USD/year

Benefits for postdoctoral fellows can be found on the MD Anderson Postdoctoral Research Programs web page.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by MD Anderson policy or by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Posted August 28, 2015

Postdoctoral Position with Professor Kim-Anh Do

Area: Computational statistics with applications in studies of integrative high-dimensional omics

Duties and responsibilities:  The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Dr. Kim-Anh Do and a collaborating scientist, computer scientist,  or clinician. The primary research focus will be applying novel statistical and computational methods to the analysis of complex, high-dimensional omic data. Potential application areas include  MD Anderson's high-priority moon shot research studies that involve various types of  high-throughput  proteomic, genomic, sequencing, and imaging data, with particular emphasis on developing integrative and flexible models that incorporate both biological knowledge and empirical structures.

Position qualifications:  We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in a quantitative field: computer science, engineering, statistics, biostatistics, genomics, bioinformatics, or a related field.  Must have strong training in statistics and strong programming skills, in particular R/Matlab/Python and preferably one lower-level computer language such as C or Fortran; and interest in the application of state-of-the-art statistical methods to complex data.  Interest or background in bioinformatics, genomics, proteomics is a plus.  Expertise or skills in any of the following areas is desirable: analysis of high-dimensional data, computational biology, data mining, and/or machine learning.

Application: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and résumé (with three references) to:

sdmcmillan@mdanderson.org
(subject line: KimAnhDo postdoc)

Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

Salary: $65,000 USD/year

Benefits for postdoctoral fellows can be found on the MD Anderson Postdoctoral Research Programs web page.

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, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by MD Anderson policy or by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.


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