Postdoctoral Associate - Medicine - Epidemiology & Population Science

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7084588 (Ref:8469-en_US)

Posted: September 2, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Section of Epidemiology and Population Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for postdoctoral research in systems epidemiology of cancer.


This is a 3-year flexible program with personalized educational curricula and individually tailored multidisciplinary teams of mentors with ongoing research in a variety of pediatric and adult cancers. The training provides epidemiology and bioinformatics fellows with the specialized skills to incorporate novel high-throughput technologies into large-scale collaborative epidemiology studies and to become successful, cross-trained researchers. Exciting opportunities also exist to work with faculty from MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University and UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics.

Job Duties

  • Analyzing large data sets.
  • Analyzing next generation sequencing data (e.g., RNA-seq, whole genome/ exome sequencing).
  • Using state-of-the-art bioinformatical and statistical tools.
  • Developing new statistical methods to answer biological questions that arise in the research.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. Epidemiologists or Bioinformaticians or M.D.s/DVMs with related experience.


  • This program is not restricted to permanent U.S. residents or citizens. Training grant support includes stipend, fringe benefits and a modest travel and research allowance.
  • Excellent writing skills in English. Prior experience with next generation sequencing data analysis is a plus. Knowledge in cancer biology or genetics is preferable.





Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.


CA; CH; PD; Science 

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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