Research Data Scientists/Manager in Single Cell Cancer Genomics

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Genetics, Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
United States Texas Houston


The CPRIT Single Cell Genomics Center and Navin laboratory ( at the MD Anderson Cancer Center ( is seeking a data scientist that will work on the processing and analysis of cutting-edge single cell sequencing data, including single cell DNA, RNA and ATAC data. The candidate will work closely with staff in the core facility that generate large-scale datasets for analysis. Background in bioinformatics and computational biology are required including programming skills in one or more scripting languages (Perl, Python), statistical languages (R studio) and programming languages (Java, C++) are required. This person should also have formal course work in statistics, mathematics and data science. The individual will setup and manage data processing pipelines for single cell sequencing, run analyses on Linux servers (RHEL) and perform project-specific analyses such as clustering, phylogenetic inference and high-dimensional analysis of single cell datasets by working closely with research investigators through the core facility. The person will work closely with research collaborators on projects to process and analyze data that is specific to their projects, and will interact with the computational scientists in the Navin laboratory on a regular basis. The person will apply existing computational software packages, and will also develop new statistical methods for the analysis of single cell sequencing datasets, including the analysis of new technologies that are developed in the core facility with spatial resolution.


MA or Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics or data science

Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Please send an introductory email including your CV and a list of references.


Dr. Nicholas Navin