Open Faculty Positions

The Department of Biostatistics is seeking candidates for one tenured faculty position at the associate professor level, but will consider outstanding candidates at all levels. The department invites applications from qualified individuals who are able to establish themselves as research leaders and demonstrate prowess in interdisciplinary collaborative scientific research.  

We are particularly interested in researchers who can contribute to cancer biomarker discovery and validation in risk assessment, early detection, diagnosis, and prognosis, and/or building statistical coordinating centers for this area of research. A Ph.D. in statistics, biostatistics or a related field is required. 

The Department of Biostatistics has 23 faculty members and 40 masters and doctoral level research analysts and 13 postdoctoral fellows.  Faculty members are actively involved in collaborative and methodological research in such diverse areas as clinical trial design,  computer-intensive statistical methodology, Bayesian methodology, decision models, cancer screening and early detection,  bioinformatics, genomic pathway analysis, integrative modeling of multiple types of complex data including high-dimensional genomic data, functional data analysis, image data analysis, longitudinal data analysis, survival analysis, statistical genetics, and behavioral and social statistics. Faculty members also have opportunities to supervise graduate students in the affiliated biostatistics doctoral programs at the University of Texas Health Science Center and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University, and Rice University. The department is supported by strong resources, which includes an active quantitative research computing group with specialties in database design, web-based clinical trial support, scientific programming, and software engineering. 

Further questions regarding the position may be directed to Professor Ziding Feng via email:

MD Anderson Cancer Center offers competitive salaries and an outstanding personal and professional benefits package. Houston is one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities, nurturing great neighborhoods, competitive private and public schools, an exceptional music and theater scene, highly acclaimed museums, international cuisine, and year-round outdoor recreational activities.

The University of Texas 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 is a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

Consideration of applications will continue until the position is filled.  

Interested applicants should e-mail (or mail) the 6 following items to the e-mail address (or postal mail address) given below:

  • cover letter outlining how their research experience and interests are relevant to this position
  • curriculum vitae
  • brief statement of current and proposed research plans
  • 3 letters of recommendation (with contact information)

E-mail to
Biostatistics Faculty Search Committee

or post mail to
Faculty Search Committee
Department of Biostatistics, Unit 1411
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
PO Box 301402
Houston, TX 77230-1402


Posted November 9, 2015