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Open Position: Systems Analyst II or III - Numerical Specialist

Duties & Responsibilities: The Division of Quantitative Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has an open position for a Systems Analyst to work in computational statistics and statistical modeling with applications in biostatistics. 

The primary function will be authoring and supporting statistical software for the design of clinical trials involving human subjects. This position requires skills in software development and implementation of Bayesian statistical techniques in order to predict the effectiveness of new cancer treatments.

Position Qualifications: We seek a highly motivated individual with a bachelor’s degree in statistics/biostatistics/computer science or a related quantitative field. A master’s degree or Ph.D. in an applicable field is preferred.  

Candidates must have strong methodology training in statistics/biostatistics and strong programming skills, in particular with R/S-PLUS, Matlab, C++, and C#. Experience and skills developing robust software in a high-reliability environment are desirable. The primary computing environment utilizes Microsoft tools. 

Excellent communication skills and the ability to work with other software developers is required.

Application: Interested applicants should send a letter of interest, resume or CV and three (3) letters of reference (including contact information for references) to:

If by postal mail, send to:

Search Committee for Systems Analysts
Division of Quantitative Sciences - Unit 1409
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
P. O. Box 301402, Houston TX 77230-1402

Application deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Company Information:  The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has ranked as the leading cancer care and research institution in the country for the past five consecutive years and earned 5th place among the nation’s “Best Places to Work” in the latest rankings from 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. 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. We provide an extremely stimulating environment for high-impact, creative research dedicated to scientific progress and to the welfare of cancer patients and their families. 

As the 4th largest city and recently named the most diverse city in the U.S., 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.

Salary Range: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Benefits: Highly competitive.

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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