Title:  Postdoctoral Associate- Computational Biology, Proteomics, Proteogenomics

Division:  Breast Center
Schedule:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Up to $55,224
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  12728


A postdoctoral position is available in Dr. Bing Zhang’s laboratory to work on proteomics and proteogenomics data analysis with application to precision oncology. Our research is funded by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT), and the McNair Medical Institute at The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation.


We develop methods and tools for the analysis, interpretation, and dissemination of proteomics and proteogenomics data. We also participate in several large collaborative projects that generate multidimensional omics data at DNA, mRNA, protein, and clinical phenotype levels from human tumors, patient-derived xenografts (PDXs), and cancer cell lines. As one example, we led/co-led several CPTAC cancer proteogenomic studies that were published in Nature, Cell, and Cancer Cell. The candidate will participate in both method and tool development and biological applications. The candidate of this position is expected to independently carry out research projects in or related to the abovementioned. The position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct research in a supportive and stimulating environment, and to collaborate with bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, computer scientists, biologists, and clinicians.

Job Duties

  • Develops novel proteomics and proteogenomics data analysis methods and algorithms.
  • Researches and evaluates newly published methods and algorithms for integrating into our existing proteogenomics data analysis tools.
  • Applies established tools and methods to cancer proteomics, immunopeptidomics, and proteogenomics studies.
  • Publishes methods, software and application papers.
  • Provides technical guidance, work direction and training to other lab members on areas of expertise.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MD or Ph.D. in Basic Science, Health Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, mathematics, cancer biology, or a related field. 
  • Experience in proteomics and/or multi-omics data analysis as demonstrated by peer-reviewed publications and/or software packages.
  • Experience analyzing immunopeptidomics data.
  • Experience analyzing phosphoproteomics data and/or other post-translational modification data.
  • Experience with cancer proteogenomics studies.
  • Knowledge about molecular biology and cancer biology.
  • Experience with deep learning algorithms and frameworks.
  • Experience with Amazon Web Services.
  • Experience with NextFlow and Docker containers.
  • Knowledge about statistics and machine learning algorithms.
  • Strong programming skills (R and Python/Perl/Java).
  • Programming in UNIX/LINUX environment.
  • Strong presentation skills and written/verbal communication skills.



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