Postdoctoral Fellow in Leukemia Research (Hussain Abbas, M.D., Ph.D.)

The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7120051 (Ref:600411-202210121210)

Posted: January 6, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Department of Leukemia Research is seeking a postdoctoral research fellow with computational/bioinformatics background to work on functional and immunogenomic profiling focusing on leukemia. Our lab conducts single-cell, bulk, spatial and CRISPR profiling of AML and immune cells. Our goal is to apply innovative functional genomics, immunogenomics, and bioinformatics approaches to better understand leukemogenesis, resistance mechanisms to chemo and immunotherapy, and deep profiling of the cellular & functional heterogeneity of leukemic cells, and the diverse cell populations within the tumor immune microenvironment. We will primarily be utilizing patient samples from leukemia clinical trials allowing us to interrogate translational questions that have an immediate patient impact. The Postdoctoral Fellow will have ample opportunities to collaborate with diverse groups of physician-scientists, laboratory scientists, and computational biologists.

Candidates will learn how to design studies for computational work, integrate laboratory results with computational analysis and be part of a team-science effort that involves clinicians, lab scientists, and other bioinformatic trainees. Candidate trainees will also learn how to write competitive grants and manuscripts and apply innovative tools in their data analysis pipelines.

Individuals with a background in computational biology, bioinformatics, data science, or a related field are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in R and at least one additional scripting language (e.g., Python, Perl, etc.) and familiarity with high-performance computing. We will provide a nurturing environment to guide and mentor trainees throughout their training to navigate these different areas and their application in biological science.

Preferred: Candidates with a Ph.D. in computational biology, bioinformatics, quantitative sciences, or equivalent.

Interested applicants should send their CVs and the names of 2 Referees to Dr. Hussein Abbas ([email protected]) with the subject line entitled “Postdoctoral Fellow - Application – Applicant’s Name.”

Hussain Abbas, M.D.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Department of Leukemia Research

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