Faculty Contribute to TCGA Publication on Thymic Epithelial Tumors
Hubert L. Stringer Chair John N. Weinstein, Professor Xiaoping Su, and Associate Professor Rehan Akbani are coauthors of the TCGA marker paper on thymic epithelial tumors, which was published February 2018 in Cancer Cell.
Liang and Weinstein Featured in MD Anderson's Annual Report: Meet the architects who design treatment-advancing clinical trials
Faculty Leader & Speakers at 2018 ENAR Spring Meeting
Professor Wenyi Wang served as a member of the Educational Advisory Committee for the 2018 conference of the Eastern North American Region (ENAR) of the International Biometric Society, which was held in Atlanta, Georgia March 25-28, 2018. Wang was also the organizer and a speaker for the topic Latest Development of Statistical Methods for Tumor Heterogeneity and Deconvolution. Professor Keith A. Baggerly presented a short course: Reproducible Research with R & RStudio.
Faculty Leader & Speaker at AACR Annual Meeting 2018
Hubert L. Stringer Chair John N. Weinstein will speak at the AACR Annual Meeting, presenting next-generation clustered heat maps at the special session on Information Technology for Cancer Research. Associate Professor Han Liang is a member of the Scientific Program Committee for the AACR Annual Meeting, which will be held April 14-18 in Chicago, Illinois.
Faculty Leader at 2018 Joint Statistical Meetings
Professor Wenyi Wang is a member of the JSM Program Committee, representing the Section on Statistics in Genomics and Genetics for the American Statistical Association. The JSM will be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 28 - August 2.
Akbani and Liang receive Faculty Scholar Awards
Associate Professors Rehan Akbani and Han Liang have been named awardees of the 3-year faculty scholarship for fiscal years 2018-2021. This scholarship is awarded to outstanding MD Anderson faculty early in their career, based on their peer-reviewed scholarly publications; demonstrated excellence in research, education, cancer prevention or patient care; national recognition in their field; and peer-reviewed funding.
Chen receives grant from Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Associate Professor Ken Chen, Ph.D., was awarded a grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Inititiave to develop technology /methodology for single-cell data analysis with application to the Human Cell Atlas.
Chen receives individual award in computational biology from CPRIT
Among the new CPRIT awards announced in February 2018: Associate Professor Ken Chen, Ph.D., will receive a CPRIT grant for $898,997 to fund his work "Characterizing cancer genome instability and translational impact using new sequencing technologies."
Chen named Sabin Family Fellow
Associate Professor Ken Chen, Ph.D. was awarded a Sabin Family Fellowship for 2016-2018. Chen develops computational methods to systematically and accurately characterize the genomics and the transcriptomics of human cell populations using high-throughput sequencing technology. He is collaborating with clinical researchers to establish protocols for routine genome sequencing at MD Anderson.
Ming Sun named Odyssey Fellow
Ming Sun, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow working with Assistant Professor Yiwen Chen, was awarded funding as an Odyssey Fellow as of September 2016. Dr. Sun's research project is "Decoding the role of long noncoding RNAs in the regulation of glioblastoma stem cells."
Contact the individual faculty within the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology to inquire about postdoctoral fellowship positions.
Collaborate with clinicians and scientists to plan meaningful studies, statistically analyze the data, and communicate/document the results:
- Assess relevant literature and existing data
- Perform simulations and complex bioinformatic and statistical analyses using advanced statistical and computational methods and programming
- Prepare statistical considerations for experimental designs and grant applications
- Perform bioinformatic and biostatistical reviews of research proposals
- Collaborate on the development of new bioinformatic and statistical methodology
- Prepare written reports
- Collaborate with investigators on manuscripts
- Make original contributions to research projects
- Take the initiative in professional activities
- Participate in training and supervising junior statistical analysts
To be considered, send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and three (3) letters of reference (include contact information for references) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Master's degree in biostatistics, bioinformatics, statistics, mathematics, or related field
- Working knowledge of Windows and/or UNIX operating systems
- Experience in statistical programming and “omic” data analysis
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Skill in using statistical computing software, tools, and computational environments such as R, Rstudio, S-Plus
- Familiarity with Bioconductor packages
- Experience writing reports and analytical sections of grant applications
- Extensive experience in statistical consulting, data analysis, experimental design in the biomedical or clinical cancer research setting
Salary: Competitive; commensurate with experience
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