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Senior Data Scientist

Company: The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Location: Houston
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Title Senior Data Scientist MISSION STATEMENT The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public. SUMMARY The Wang Laboratory at MD Anderson Cancer Center is a computational biology research lab. We apply innovative bioinformatics approaches to deeply profile tumor cells and cells of the tumor microenvironment in order to identify tumor cell intrinsic and microenvironmental factors driving tumor phenotypic heterogeneity and evolution, and better understand the mechanisms underlying early tumorigenesis, disease progression, and the development of therapy resistance. We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic senior computational scientist who will help develop and maintain the analytical pipelines for processing and analysis of single cell and spatial multi-omics datasets. A primary responsibility of this position is to conduct bioinformatics analysis and develop novel analytical methods and tools as needed to address key biological questions. CORE VALUES Caring: By our words and actions we demonstrate caring toward everyone. We are sensitive to the concerns of our patients, their loved ones and our colleagues. We are respectful and courteous to each other and practice cultural humility. We promote and reward teamwork and inclusion. Integrity: We work together with professionalism to merit the trust of our colleagues and those we serve in all that we do. We hold ourselves, and each other, accountable for our work - decisions and data - and for practicing our values and ethics. We advocate for diversity and equity for our workforce, for those we serve and for our community. We communicate frequently, honestly, openly and responsibly. Discovery: We embrace creativity and seek new knowledge from diverse perspectives. We encourage continuous learning, seeking out information and new ideas. We team with each other to identify and resolve problems. We seek personal growth and enable others to do so. Safety: We provide a safe environment - physically and psychologically - for our patients, for our colleagues and for our community. We create a sense of security and empowerment and are committed to keeping one another free from harm. We embrace a framework and best practices for the highest quality of care and service. We inspire trust by modeling excellence in our work and acceptance of each person's contributions. Stewardship: We protect and preserve our institutional reputation and the precious resources - people, time, financial and environmental - entrusted to us. We prioritize the health and well-being of each other. We act responsibly to safeguard the institution's finances. We ensure the proper care and use of time, data, materials, equipment and property afforded to us. JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES Know your business Participate in the design of computational experiments, data analysis and results interpretation. Adopt and evaluate existing methods and tools, establish and maintain computational infrastructure and analytic pipelines in the lab. Develop computational methods as needed for integrative analysis of single cell and spatial multiomics data. Conduct computational analysis of bulk, single cell and spatial multiomics data, and perform high-dimensional, multimodal data integration. -Technical/Functional Expertise: Demonstrate technical proficiency required to do the job; possess up-to-date knowledge in the profession; provide technical expertise to others. -Apply basic technical/functional knowledge to complete work. Meet essential position requirements. Know your business of your department/institute Meets with collaborators to discuss projects and communicate results. Work with teams of individuals to integrate data / metadata and assist postdocs and students in the lab in analyzing and resolving analysis issues as needed. Assist with manuscript and grant preparation and present results during lab meetings, at department and institutional meetings and seminars, and at appropriate scientific conferences. -Self-Adaptability: Work in situations involving uncertainty, shifting priorities, and rapid change; deal constructively with mistakes and setbacks; demonstrate flexibility. Change Agent Employ safe laboratory practices and help to maintain current and accurate records of research data. Other duties as assigned and inclusive of: attend collaborator meetings and team working group meetings; prioritize and manage multiple projects in a timely and resource-effective manner; read literatures, gather relevant information systematically, and confers with supervisor regarding new procedures; organize data on laboratory servers; Assist with data/code submission, and distribute methods and codes to the scientific community, etc. -Analytical Thinking: Gather relevant information systematically; break down problems into simple components; make sound decisions -Recognize simple cause and effect relationships. Diagnose problems by breaking them down into simple tasks or activities Other duties as assigned COMPETENCIES [Competencies] With Inclusion, you understand that your ideas and contributions are valued. You promote the same for others. You address your own biases while promoting diversity and equity. (Competencies: Cultural Humility, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Intelligence) With Drive, you see that you can serve as a leader whether you have a formal leadership role or not. You tackle problems, move past setbacks and hardships, and don't lose sight of your goals. (Competencies: Self-Confidence, Analytical Thinking, Innovative Thinking, Technical Expertise) You demonstrate Professionalism by setting the example for others and consistently modeling MD Anderson's values and service standards. You communicate effectively in a variety of ways. (Competencies: Inspire Trust, Oral Communication, Written Communication) Through Emotional Intelligence, you maintain awareness of your own emotions and the emotions of those around you. Use nonverbal cues and feelings to engage others in an inclusive and responsive way. (Competencies: Active Listening, Teaming, Self-Reflection) Having Coachability means you are engaged in relentless learning. You constantly ask questions and stay curious. You understand that the organization constantly evolves, and you should as well. (Competencies: Develop Oneself, Adaptability) Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Science, Engineering, Computer Science, Statistics, Computational Biology, or related field. Five years of experience in scientific software programming with a concentration in scientific computing. With Master's degree, three years experience required. With PhD, one year of experience required. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. Additional Information Requisition ID: 157026 Employment Status: Full-Time Employee Status: Regular Work Week: Days, Evening/Night, Weekends Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 97,500 Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 122,000 Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 146,500 FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay Fund Type: Soft Work Location: Onsite Pivotal Position: No Referral Bonus Available?: No Relocation Assistance Available?: No Science Jobs: Yes

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