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Institute Research Scientist Computational Biologist

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Company: Md Anderson

Location: Houston, TX

Date Posted: September 3, 2014

Source: MD Anderson

Job Location: Houston, TX

Salary Minimum 95000.000
Salary Midpoint 118000.000
Salary Maximum 216300.000

As part of M. D. Andersons Moonshots program, patients clinical and genomic data will be collected and integrated to create increasingly large data repositories that will be mined to drive translational research and ultimately improve patient outcome. Working closely with clinical colleagues, the computational biologist positions within the Institute for Applied Cancer Science and Department of Genomic Medicine provide the opportunity for the candidate to participate in and contribute to all aspects of mining large scale data sets related to patients, exploring and understanding the complex interactions of genotype and clinical phenotype, formulating and validating hypothesis, and identifying prognostic and predictive models as well as potential targets for treatment and drug development. We are looking for energetic and independent individuals to play key roles in the integration and mining of M. D. Andersons data ...

Job Location: Houston, TX

Salary Minimum 95000.000
Salary Midpoint 118000.000
Salary Maximum 216300.000

As part of M. D. Andersons Moonshots program, patients clinical and genomic data will be collected and integrated to create increasingly large data repositories that will be mined to drive translational research and ultimately improve patient outcome. Working closely with clinical colleagues, the computational biologist positions within the Institute for Applied Cancer Science and Department of Genomic Medicine provide the opportunity for the candidate to participate in and contribute to all aspects of mining large scale data sets related to patients, exploring and understanding the complex interactions of genotype and clinical phenotype, formulating and validating hypothesis, and identifying prognostic and predictive models as well as potential targets for treatment and drug development. We are looking for energetic and independent individuals to play key roles in the integration and mining of M. D. Andersons data warehouse using advanced mathematical/computational approaches.
Summary

Participates in cross-functional research to identify and validate novel oncology targets, and translate these finding into novel oncology therapeutic agents to benefit patients.

Key Functions
1. Work closely with clinicians and biologists to provide customized bioinformatics/computational support throughout their studies.
2. Extract and integrate internal and public genomic and clinical data to produce standardized data sets that can be distributed within M. D. Andersons computing environment and used by clinicians and researchers.
3. Develop software modules to regularly perform standard data analysis routines in an automated fashion and provide visualization tools for clinicians and researchers to explore the results.
4. Systematically explore and mine multi-dimensional data to validate experimental findings or formulate hypothesis to provide directions of further studies.
5. Identify issues of practical or theoretical importance and drive to solutions through innovative mathematical/computational approaches.
6. Evaluate existing algorithms and develop new algorithms and user friendly tools that can be deployed to MDACC or larger research communities.
7. Work with bioinformaticians, IT personnel, and other researchers to respond to new technologies.

Job ID: 6333BR

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