Cancer Center Jobs

Postdoctoral Fellow

Livestrong Cancer Institutes, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School

November 14, 2019
Postdoctoral Fellow

LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, Dell Medical School

Job Posting Title:
Postdoctoral Fellow, LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes, Dell Medical School


Hiring Department:
Department of Oncology


Position Open To:
All Applicants


Weekly Scheduled Hours:


FLSA Status:


Earliest Start Date:


Position Duration:
Expected to Continue Until Nov 30, 2020




Job Details:

General Notes 
Our cancer research program focuses on translational research models to define molecular alterations associated with the processes targeted by various cancer therapies and use these associations to inform o treatment choice in trial design.  We use several public domain data sources for obtaining molecular data types and clinical outcomes data from various cancers and apply methods for combining them to extract relevant information.  We also use information on cancer cell biology to develop strategies to define molecular susceptibilities that may be targeted by treatment.  The Kowalski lab is part of the Developmental Therapeutics lab in the LIVESTRONG Cancer Institutes that is a multiple-PI lab with a high-degree of collaboration.  We seek a postdoctoral fellow to carry out research in a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment with world-class experts and state-of-the-art technologies.

One year assignment which can be renewed on an annual basis up to a total of five years. Previous time in a postdoctoral fellow position (whether paid or unpaid) at the University or at any other university counts towards this time limitation (unless the area or discipline changes).

·         Carry out primary research investigating molecular mechanisms responsible for tumor responses to treatment and their context in cancer cell biology. These projects may utilize several types of available data sources, including public domain, computations methods, and basic cell and molecular biology contexts. A major focus is to develop novel computational methods to connect several molecular and treatment related clinical outcomes data in cancer, and use the results to design clinical trials of targeted therapies.

·         Publish manuscripts, write and edit grants, progress reports.

·         Participate in the design of a project. Lead a research effort in the direction set forth by the PI and the specific project.

·         Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Doctorate degree in Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, or relevant fields. Doctorate must be received within that last three years. Must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to diversity and excellence within the learning health system. At the Dell Medical School we strive to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. To ensure alignment, we follow these fundamental values: Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience with cancer biostatistics, cancer bioinformatics, and next-generation sequencing analysis is a plus.

Salary Range
$50,004 + depending on NIH level and qualifications

Working Conditions
·         May work around standard office conditions

·         Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

Required Materials
·         Resume/CV

·         3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

·         Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.


Employment Eligibility:
Please make sure you meet all the required qualifications and you can perform all of the essential functions with or without a reasonable accommodation.


Retirement Plan Eligibility:
This position is not eligible for a retirement plan.


Background Checks:
A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer:
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.