Post-doc in statistical and computational genomics

Institution Information: Founded in 1884, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer center. MSKCC is ranked as one of the top cancer hospitals in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. Both the center and the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics provide a highly dynamic and supportive environment for junior researchers to grow and develop their future career.

Duties & Responsibilities: Highly motivated candidates, interested in statistical and computational genomics, are invited to apply for a position as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics of MSKCC. This position will primarily focus on the reproducible analysis of microRNA sequencing and single-cell sequencing data. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to lead the development of novel methodologies for sequencing data normalization and analysis, and apply them to make a real impact on ongoing cancer studies in collaboration with leading clinicians and experimentalists in cancer research.

Position Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. degree in statistics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or a related field, ideally with experience in sequencing data analysis. The successful candidate should have solid methodological training in statistics, excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong computing capabilities using R and other relevant software.

Position Supervision: The successful applicant will be supervised by Dr. Li-Xuan Qin, who has obtained a previous NIH R01 grant and an ongoing R21 grant on the topics of genomics study design and data normalization and has published at top biostatistics/bioinformatics and cancer research journals.

Application Contact: To apply, send a cover letter, CV, and contact information of three references to Samantha Vasquez ( and Li-Xuan Qin (

Application Deadline: Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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