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Opportunity: Statistical Analyst or Research Statistical Analyst @ The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center -- Houston, TX (US)
Submitted by John N Weinstein; posted on Friday, March 14, 2014
BACKGROUND:
Company Information:
Located in Houston, Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center has been ranked as the leading cancer care and research institution in the country for each of the past five consecutive years. MD Anderson earned the No. 5 spot in Glassdoor.com's latest rankings of the nation's Best Places to Work. The institution is still growing, bringing together cancer biologists, computational biologists, biostatisticians, software engineers, and medical professionals. We have been designated as a Genome Data Analysis Center for The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) Project, a $280 million program sponsored by the NIH. We also have direct links with the Baylor Human Genome Sequencing Center, one of the largest sequencing facilitates in the United States, and with Rice University. Together, we provide an extremely stimulating environment for high impact, creative research dedicated to scientific progress but also to the welfare of cancer patients and their families.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties & Responsibilities:
The Department of Bioinformatics and Computational Biology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has two open positions for Statistical Analysts to work in computational statistics and statistical modeling with applications in bioinformatics. The primary function will be performing statistical analyses of novel high throughput genomic and proteomics data.

REQUIREMENTS:
Position Qualifications:
We seek a highly motivated individual with a M.S. or Ph.D. in statistics/biostatistics/computer science or a related quantitative field. Candidates must have strong methodology training in statistics/biostatistics and strong programming skills, in
particular R/S-PLUS or Matlab in addition to at least one year analysis experience. Experience and skills with large data sets, particularly in high dimensional genomics, proteomics, and imaging are desirable.

COMPENSATION:
Salary Range: Highly competitive and commensurate with experience
Benefits: Highly competitive

LOCALE:
As the 4th largest city and recently named the most diverse city in the U.S., Houston offers numerous opportunities for cultural enrichment, entertainment, great dining, continuing higher education, and year-round recreation. It features great neighborhoods, a reasonable cost of living, and a variety of lifestyle choices.

HOW TO APPLY:
Application Address: Send a letter of interest, resume or CV and 3 letters of reference (include contact information for references) to: dqs-stat-job[at]mdanderson.org

If by postal mail, send to: Search Committee for Statistical Analysts and Bioanalysts, Division of Quantitative Sciences - Unit 1409, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, P. O. Box 301402, Houston TX 77230-1402

Fax: 713-563-4243 (no phone calls please)
Contact Email: dqs-stat-job[at]mdanderson.org

Web Site: [link]

DEADLINE:
Open until filled

POLICY:
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, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by MD Anderson policy or by federal, state or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law. All positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center are security sensitive and subject to examination of criminal history record information. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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