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Research Scientist (non-laboratory) - Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy

Houston, TX, USA | M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

  • Industry:
    Healthcare - Hospitals
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Scientific Research
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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The primary role of the Research Scientist (non-laboratory) position is to review and interpret scientific and clinical data from published literature and accessible databases for integration into a Precision Oncology Decision Support (PODS) knowledgebase. This position will support the Institute for Personalized Cancer Therapy (IPCT) Program to bring personalized cancer therapy to the clinic. 


Generate annotation content for the PODS and ISPM knowledgebases  

Learn and become proficient at generating annotation content for biomarkers, drugs, clinical trials, and levels of evidence for utilization of drugs within specific tumor type and biomarker contexts.

Support collection of molecular data  

Supports clinical data abstractors with annotation workflow through data entry and request set-ups when necessary. Assists with the collection and entry of patient specific molecular data within IPCT or ISPM databases.

Support research and system development efforts 

Supports research or system development efforts through data collection, entry, and/or standardization

Support updating of standard operating procedures 

Assists with the update of SOPs to reflect software enhancements or refinement of annotation procedures

Other duties as assigned


Required: PhD in one of the natural sciences or related field or Medical degree 

Preferred: PhD in Biological Science.


Required: With PhD, no experience required. With Medical degree, two years of experience in experimental or scientific work. 

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