Title:  Postdoctoral Fellow (PhD)

Division:  Medicine
Schedule:  Monday-Friday; 8:00 AM-5:00 PM (as defined by PI)
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  Salary determined by NIH post doc salary scale
FLSA Status:  Exempt
Requisition ID:  10128


The Li lab within the Section of Hematology and Oncology at Baylor College of Medicine invites applications for a postdoctoral research position to work on epidemiology and outcomes research in cancer associated thrombosis.


The postdoctoral fellow will work primarily with Dr. Li, a hematology/oncology physician scientist and CPRIT scholar who specializes in thrombosis research and cancer epidemiology. The lab will train fellow specialized skills to incorporate novel data science tools in large-scale collaborative epidemiology studies using electronic health records and to become successful, cross-trained cancer and thrombosis epidemiologists and health services researcher. 

Job Duties

  • Designs cohort, case control, and cross-sectional studies using institutional and national claims and EHR databases.
  • Designs and gather primary and secondary data using REDCap.
  • Works on research projects that involve computable phenotype characterization, incidence estimation, risk assessment model derivation/validation, propensity score weighted analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, longitudinal trend analysis, and difference-in-differences analysis.
  • Analyzes data and prepares manuscripts and presentations at local, national, and international conferences.
  • Writes career development grants for future promotion.
  • Contributes as needed to the training of laboratory personnel, research technicians, clinical fellows, and graduate/medical students.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD epidemiology or health services research, or MD with MS/MPH in epidemiology or health services research can be considered with extensive prior research experience and publication.
  • A strong record of first or senior-position peer-reviewed publications.
  • Excellent writing skills in English.
  • Proficiency in R or Stata.
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Matlab/Perl/Python.



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.