• Postdoctoral Research Associate

    Job Location US-TN-Memphis
    Computational Biology
    Faculty Member
    Xiaotu Ma
  • Summary

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Computational Biology | St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


    The Ma Lab in the department of Computational Biology is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral research associate focused on developing novel computational approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms underlying cancer initiation and clonal evolution, which is expected to significantly impact early detection of cancers and clonal tracking during or post treatment. Dr. Xiaotu Ma has extensive experience in cancer genomics, intra-tumor heterogeneity and computational method development.

    This is a forecasted position available for hire on July 1, 2019.

    One of the premier pediatric research institutions in the world, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital provides exceptional resources and a supportive environment for career development. As a postdoctoral fellow, you will interact with leaders in cancer and translational research within and outside the institution and at national/international meetings. Innovative research will be supported by the lab’s infrastructure, which includes a wet-lab component. Postdocs have considerable flexibility and freedom to develop their research programs.

    Minimum Experience

    Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent). Applicants with a PhD in a quantitative field (computational biology, genetics/genomics, statistics, mathematics, computer science & related fields) are encouraged to apply. Strong candidates from a primarily wet-lab or clinical background who wish to develop sophisticated quantitative skills will also be considered. Successful candidates will have a track record of scientific productivity, e.g. a first author paper, or a demonstrable contribution to a large project. Experience working in DNA sequence analysis, mathematical modeling, and algorithm development is desired.

    The initial appointment will be for 1-2 years and can be renewed for up to a total of 5 years, depending on the candidate’s goals and qualifications.


    Interested candidates, please complete the online application and email your CV and cover letter to xiaotu.ma@stjude.org.



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