Postdoctoral fellow in Statistical Genomics

College Station, Texas, United States
Nov 09, 2017
Jan 09, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Position Title: Postdoctoral fellow in Statistical Genomics
Duties and Responsibilities: A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Department of Statistics for the development of statistical methodology and numerical algorithms in the genomic analysis of high-throughput sequencing data from heterogeneous tumor samples. This position will be responsible for developing novel statistical methods and efficient algorithms for analytical challenges in cancer genomics, and collaborating with nutritionists, clinicians and geneticists on making biological findings in large genomic datasets.
This position is offered under the National Cancer Institute T-32 training program "Nutrition, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Training Grant" (PIs: Dr. Raymond J. Carroll and Dr. Nancy D. Turner), and will be supervised by Dr. Valen Johnson at Texas A&M University and Dr. Wenyi Wang at MD Anderson Cancer Center. Part of the training involves working directly in labs to learn about the experiments and basic biology involved. Subject to satisfactory progress, the term of appointment is two years with a possibility of extension to a third year.
Position Qualifications: Qualifications are a Ph.D. in Statistics, Biostatistics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or a related field, strong programming skills, and experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing data. Candidates with prior experience in implementing Bayesian methods in high-dimensional models and analysis of genomic data in cancer are preferred. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or have permanent resident status.
Application materials should include the following: cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.
The review of applicants will begin immediately.
Texas A&M University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The university is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans. Texas A&M University has a partner placement program and is responsive to the particular needs of dual career couples. The Department of Statistics is interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity of the academic community through their research, teaching and/or service.
Category: Statistics