Postdoc in single-cell cancer omics

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

Description

We are seeking outstanding applicants for Postdoctoral positions to work on cancer genomic driven research under the supervision of Dr. Ken Chen (faculty.mdanderson.org/Ken_Chen/) in the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology. We aim to characterize the genomic, transcriptomic and proteomic profiles of the patient’s tumor samples and match with evidence-based targeted- and immuno- therapies (Personalized therapy of Cancer) for better outcomes.

We use computational means, through analysis of tissue and/or single-cell omics profiles generated using proprietary cancer genome panels, whole exome/genome/transcriptome-sequencing, mass cytometry and other high throughput platforms.

Dr. Ken Chen is an award-winning researcher/mentor, who had over 15 year professional experience in computational biology. His lab is well funded by NIH, the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Andy Sabin Foundations, and MD Anderson Moonshots with lots of collaborative opportunities in the area of immunotherapy and targeted therapy. Former trainees in the lab have routinely published first-author papers in top computational biology journals such as Nature Methods and have secured leadership positions in either academia or industry. More information about the lab is available at sites.google.com/site/kchengenomics/Home

MD Anderson Cancer Center has topped U.S. News & World Report’s “America’s Best Hospitals” ranking seven times in the past nine years. A highly integrative environment between the Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology and 65 basic and clinical research departments has brought together medical professionals, software engineers, molecular biologists, and computational biologists to provide an environment where creative research is encouraged.


Qualifications

Position Qualifications
We are recruiting creative and enthusiastic recent PhD graduates, who have
- solid math/quantitative-science background with experience in developing novel computational methods and performing biological analysis in team-research settings.
- proficiency in programming languages such as Python, Java, R, Matlab, C/C++
- experience in high performance computation are required,
- at least 2 first author publications in peer reviewed journals.


Start date

As soon as possible

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

Send an introductory email with a resume to Dr. Ken Chen PhD, kchen3@mdanderson.org