Title:  Postdoctoral Associate

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Per NIH Guidelines
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  17503


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

  • Analyzes large data sets.
  • Analyzes next generation sequencing data (e.g., RNA-seq, whole genome/ exome sequencing). 
  • Uses state-of-the-art bioinformatical and statistical tools.
  • Develops new statistical methods to answer biological questions that arise in the research.

Minimum Qualifications

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

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. 


Other qualifications include 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.