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Associate Computational Scientist - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis

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This position is located at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Medical Center campus, in Houston, Texas.

MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

SUMMARY

 

Assists in the analysis and development of algorithms and software for scientific problems. Apply and develop software tools to perform data analysis in cancer research. Impacts scientific research projects in the department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
 

Statistical Analysis  
Under supervision, compiles, analyzes and reports statistical data for various projects including, but not limited to manual and computer-aided data abstraction and evaluation, computerized imaging and bioinformatics. Assesses relevant literature as well as existing data, evaluates the quality of data used in reports and assists with preparation and distribution of data for committee and scientific meetings.

 

Computational skills 
With direction, develops and maintains software tools and infrastructure for resolving specific problems. Performs gene expression data analysis / transcriptomics and genomic data analysis. Performs analysis of cancer genome datasets such as TCGA, ICGC and dep map with an emphasis on translational research. Responsible for the integration of large scale bulk sequencing and single cell sequencing multi-omic datasets.

 

Research Support    
Contributes to the development of procedures and makes recommendations on new procedures.  Explore and learn new technologies relevant to lab research projects. Collaborate with PIs and other research, computational, scientific or support staff to accomplish project focus or results.

 

Other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS

 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.

 

Preferred Education: Master’s Level Degree

 

Certification: None

 

Preferred Certification: None

 

Experience: Three years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.


Preferred Experience: Experience in cancer genome datasets such as TCGA, ICGC and dep map with interest in translational research is preferred. Familiarity with gene expression data analysis / transcriptomics and genomic data analysis.

 

Onsite Presence: Is Required

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Frequency

Sedentary Environment
Deadlines

Frequent 34-66%

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

Frequency

Weight

Keyboarding
Sitting
Visual Acuity
Visual Color Discrimination
Wrist Motion

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COGNITIVE DEMANDS

Analytical Ability
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Critical Thinking
Appropriate Behavior
Attention to detail
Comprehending
Creativity
Following Instructions
Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback
Interpersonal Skills
Mathematical Skills/Reasoning
Memorizing/Remembering
Multitasking
Organizing
Problem Solving
Reading Skills/Comprehension

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

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