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Open Postdoctoral Fellow Positions

The Department of Biostatistics has open postdoctoral fellow positions.

Postdoctoral Position with
Professor Ziding Feng

Duties and responsibilities: The primary focus will be collaborative research in cancer biomarker evaluations and developing statistical methodology to solve problems relevant to biomarker studies. Such evaluations will include ranking and selecting candidates from high-dimensional data analyses, combining biomarkers, ROC curve analyses, biomarker validation studies, designing and monitoring biomarker studies, and interpreting the data obtained in cancer biomarker studies.

Position qualifications: We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. in statistics or biostatistics. Must have a good mixture of solid theoretical background in probability and statistics, as well as experience in the application of statistics to biomedical research questions. Experience in the evaluation of diagnostic tests is desirable, but not required. Must be willing to work closely with clinical and biomedical collaborators; must have good communication skills. Must have experience conducting data analyses using statistical software programs. Must have proficiency in main statistical software programs, SAS and R for data analyses, and other programming languages as needed for methodology research.

Application: Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume (with three references) to Patricia Cunningham at

pcunning@mdanderson.org
(subject line: Feng postdoc)

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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 December 2, 2013

Postdoctoral Position with
Professor Veera Baladandayuthapani

The Department of Biostatistics at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has a post-doctoral position open for computational statistics, data mining, and machine learning with applications in biostatistics and bioinformatics. The postdoctoral fellow will work under the supervision of Professor Veera Baladandayuthapani. The primary research focus will be on developing novel statistical and computational methodology for the analysis of Big Data in cancer. Potential application areas include various high-throughput genomic, sequencing and imaging data, with particular emphasis on developing integrative models for multi-domain data.

We seek a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D. degree in statistics/biostatistics/computer science/engineering or a related quantitative field. Candidates must have strong methodology training in statistics/biostatistics/machine learning; strong programming skills, in particular R/S-PLUS or Matlab; and interest in methodology research. Interest in bioinformatics and/or computational biology is a plus. Experience and skills in the following areas are desirable: analysis of high-dimensional bioinformatics and imaging data, statistical machine learning, Bayesian MCMC computations, graphical models, nonparametric regression, spatio-temporal data, multivariate techniques and functional data analysis.

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

veera@mdanderson.org
(subject line: veera-postdoc)

Questions about the postdoctoral fellow position can be directed to veera@mdanderson.org

Company Information: Located in Houston, Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked as the leading cancer care and research institution in the country for each of the past five consecutive years. MD Anderson also has a great reputation for promoting career development among postdoctoral fellows. For example, in 2007, MD Anderson was ranked number 1 among the “Best Places to Work” for postdocs by The Scientist. The institution is still growing, bringing together cancer biologists, computational biologists, biostatisticians, software engineers, and medical professionals. We have been designated as a Genome Data Analysis Center for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Project, a $280 million program sponsored by the NIH. Recently, the institution has kicked off a new "moon shot" plan, a broad, integrated multi-faceted approach to cancer research. We also have direct links with the Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center, one of the largest sequencing facilitates in the United States, and with Rice University. Together, we provide an extremely stimulating environment for high-impact, creative research dedicated to scientific progress but also to the welfare of cancer patients and their families.

As the 4th largest city and recently named the most diverse city in the United States, Houston offers numerous opportunities for cultural enrichment, entertainment, great dining, continuing higher education, and year-round recreation. It features great neighborhoods, a reasonable cost of living, and a variety of lifestyle choices. MD Anderson Cancer Center is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, or veteran status except where such distinction is required by law. All positions at The University of Texas 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.

Salary: $65,000

Benefits: Highly competitive.

Posted October 3, 2013

Postdoctoral Position 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 the analysis of complex, high-dimensional object data, including high-dimensional functional data, neuroimaging data, shape data, and genomics data.  Potential application areas include functional MRI, electrical response potentials (ERP), shape data, and various types of genomics data including copy number, methylation, miRNA, microarray, proteomics, and next generation sequencing data.  Some potential projects include integration of information across outcomes of various types, and flexible modeling approaches that incorporate both biological knowledge and empirical structures.

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

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

pcunning@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 November 2, 2012

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