Postdoctoral Fellow - Genomic Medicine Department

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7087294

Posted: October 18, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Title:
A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Genomic Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, United States. This position reports to Kadir Akdemir, PhD in Genomic Medicine Department.

We are seeking a talented and highly motivated Postdoctoral Fellow to work on the cancer chromatin organization and single cell profiling projects. The primary research focus is: to apply innovative bioinformatics approaches to dissect tumor ecosystem and better understand chromatin organization and tumor-immune co-evolution under therapy response. In particular, to profile in-depth the cellular & functional heterogeneity, lineage plasticity and somatic mutations and evolutionary dynamics of tumor cells.

The Postdoctoral Fellow will gain mechanistic understanding of mutational processes, tumor cell heterogeneity/evolution and immune resistance. Learn skills for cancer genomics and single cell sequencing data analysis. Learn study design, data analysis, interpretation, presentation, and manuscript writing.

Individuals with a PhD degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science or a related field are encouraged to apply. A strong computational background, proficiency in Python or R and knowledge in biostatistics are required. Experience working with single cell sequencing data analysis and high-performance computing environment (Unix/Linux) is highly preferred. A good understanding of cancer biology, immunology, cell biology, and molecular biology is also preferred. Proven track record of publications, excellent spoken and written communication skills are required.

Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter specifying past research experience/skills/accomplishments, a Curriculum Vitae and the contact information of three (3) Referees to Dr. Kadir Akdemir at kcakedemir@mdanderson.org with the subject line entitled “Postdoctoral Fellow - Application – Applicant’s Name”.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Stipend support will follow the NIH Kirschstein-NRSA stipend levels level for the appropriate PGY.


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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