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MD Anderson Cancer Center Postdoctoral Fellow - Biostatistics in MDA-On-Site, United States

The Shang Lab within the Department of Biostatistics and Yuan Lab within the Department of Translational Molecular Pathology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center invite applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher position. The Shang lab develops cutting-edge computational and statistical methods for genetic and genomic studies including spatial transcriptomics and single-cell RNA sequencing. The Yuan lab designs impact-driven strategies and artificial intelligence (AI) engines to accelerate the applications of AI and data science to digital pathology. The focus of this joint project is to decipher how the immune microenvironment shapes the evolution of immune escape and drug resistance. The successful candidate will be under the supervision of Dr. Lulu Shang and Dr. Yinyin Yuan on developing and applying computational tools to study immune response in cancer using state-of-the-art deep learning methods and spatial omics.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

-Develop innovative computational methods to integrate spatial transcriptomics and histopathology image data.

-Conduct analyses to identify and characterize the spectrum of immune processes in various cancer types.

-Publish and present research findings in scientific journals and conferences.

-Engage and collaborate within a multidisciplinary team environment, foster open communication and mutual respect, and ensure productive teamwork and effective cooperation.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

-Recent or current Ph.D. graduate with formal training in one or more of the following: Biostatistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computational Pathology, Computer Science, Genomics, Genetics, Statistics, or a related field.

-Experience in genomic analysis, image analysis, machine learning, or bioinformatics.

-Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, C++, etc.

ADDITIONAL APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please send cover letter, CV, and information on three referees directly to lshang@mdanderson.org.

POSITION INFORMATION

MD Anderson follows the NIH stipend levels as outlined by the Kirchstein - NRSA (https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-23-076.html) . This full-time trainee position will provide a salary between $56,484 to $68,604, dependent upon the years of postgraduate experience.

MD Anderson offers compensated trainees:

  • Paid medical benefits (zero premium) starting on first day for trainees who work 30 or more hours per week

  • Group Dental, Vision, Life, AD&D and Disability coverage

  • Paid Education Vacation and Sick Leave

  • Paid institutional holidays, wellness leave, childcare leave and other paid leave programs

  • Teachers Retirement System defined-benefit pension plan and two voluntary retirement plans

  • Employer paid life, AD&D and an illness-related reduced salary pay program

  • Health Savings Account and Dependent Care Reimbursement flexible spending accounts

  • Fertility benefits

  • State of Texas longevity pay

  • Extensive wellness, fitness, employee health programs and employee resource groups

FACULTY MENTOR

Drs. Lulu Shang and Yinyin Yuan