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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Xiaotu Ma Lab
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.

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.


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.

Job Information

Start Dates: July 01, 2019

Duration: NA

Status: Open

Contact Information

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Computational Biology

How To Apply:

Email CV to postdoc@stjude.org and mention that you are applying via the ISCB Career Center