Associate Computational Scientist Proteomics, Metabolomics | Houston, TX | MD Anderson

Associate Computational Scientist Proteomics, Metabolomics

The primary purpose of the Associate Computational Scientist position is to assist in analysis and development of bioinformatics algorithms and software tools for the analysis of high throughput omics biological and clinical data. This position contributes to the development and application of high-performance computational applications and pipelines to support the MD Anderson Proteomics and Metabolomics Platform research within the McCombs Institute.


Informatics and data pipeline for operations

• Assist in the maintenance and troubleshooting of existing data pipeline processes.
• Maintain database and website for Platform
• Maintain IT software and hardware including Windows and Linux workstations and servers, network storage, and databases

Data analyses

• Assists in tasks on a variety of projects that include analysis, integration, and interpretation of proteomics, metabolomics, immunoassay, and other experimental data.
• Analyzes data, evaluates results, and presents findings to internal project teams and collaborators
• Applies bioinformatics software and assists researchers in using computational tools.

Improvement projects

• Searches literature and investigates emerging data analysis tools and technologies; recommends and assists in software improvements and upgrades.
• Presents recommendations on new procedures and improvements to the McCombs team.
• Assists in the development and deployment of prototype algorithms, parallel processing methods, and automation pipelines for current and new data processing
• Under direction of the McCombs director, develops and customizes software applications according to project-specific objectives.
• Represents the McCombs informatics team to outside vendors, collaborators, and internal project teams

Other duties as assigned


Required: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in a Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field.


Required: Three years experience in scientific software development/analysis. With preferred degree, one year of required experience.

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: 151907
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Work Week: Days
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 71,000
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 89,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 107,000
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Science Jobs: Yes