Title:  Postdoctoral Associate-Epidemiology and Bioinformatics

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Hiring up to $53,760
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  10946


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

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

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 and 2 years of research experience.
  • Prior experience with next generation sequencing data analysis is a plus.
  • Background in behavioral/environmental epidemiology is a plus.
  • Knowledge in cancer biology or genetics is preferable.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.



Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


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