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MD Anderson Cancer Center Research Statistical Analyst (Bioinformatics and Biostatistics) - Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis in Houston, Texas

This position is in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis and will be located at the Houston MD Anderson campus in the Texas Medical Center.


The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.


The primary purpose of the Research Statistical Analyst position is to carry out data preparation responsibilities related to basic science research, develop skilled statistical programs, perform statistical analysis and prepare written reports to investigators in the Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis. In addition, this position prepares statistical consideration for projects or grants, and performs biostatistical reviews of protocols.


Statistical Consulting and Collaboration

• Compiles, analyzes and reports statistical data for various projects including, but not limited to manual and computer-aided data abstraction and evaluation, computerized imaging and bioinformatics.

• Prepares statistical considerations and carries out uncomplicated statistical analyses independently, but completes statistical responsibilities for more complex projects with supervision.

• Assists faculty in the development of new statistical methodology for measurement and analysis of data.

• Applies advanced statistical methods, simulation models, and skilled statistical programming as needed.

• Assesses relevant literature as well as existing data, evaluates the quality of data used in reports and assists with preparation and distribution of data for committee and scientific meetings.

• Attends project meetings with collaborators with or without supervisor as directed by supervisor.

• May present findings at relevant meetings inside the bioinformatics core as requested.

Protocol Review

• Participates in the protocol review process jointly with supervisor.

Statistical Reporting

• Prepares written reports to investigators jointly with supervisor.

• May present findings at relevant meetings inside the bioinformatics core as requested.

Other duties as assigned.


Education: Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics or related field.

Preferred Education: PhD in Biostatistics, Statistics, Bioinformatics, Mathematics or related field.

Certification: None

Preferred Certification: None

Experience: Two years experience with mainframe and/or PC databases, document processing and statistical software such as SAS and S-Plus. With preferred degree, no required experience.

Preferred Experience: Two years of experience with bioinformatics analysis of NGS genomic data. Experience performing analysis on data produced from NGS systems (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, Bisulfite sequencing, etc.), maintaining, benchmarking, and developing NGS-based applications and technologies for research data analysis.




Sedentary Environment







Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%




Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail



Critical Thinking

Following Instructions

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Interpersonal Skills

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning



Oral Communication


Problem Solving

Reading Skills/Comprehension

Selective Attention

Working Alone

Written Communication

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.

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 139891

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

  • Work Week: Days

  • Fund Type: Soft

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 68,400

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 85,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 102,600

  • Science Jobs: Yes

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