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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Biostatistics

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Department of Biostatistics


St. Jude is seeking an outstanding candidate for postdoctoral fellow in multi-omics research. As a fellow you will join Dr. Qian Li’s lab in the Department of Biostatistics, providing computational or statistical support and developing analytical methods at the cutting edge of omics studies. You will benefit from access to unique datasets and expertise; top-ranked scientific environment; and superb benefits, mentoring, and professional development.


One position is available with an appointment of two years. Dr. Qian Li’s methodological research focuses on (temporal) omics data, such as transcriptomics, metagenomics, and metabolomics. This postdoctoral fellow will develop innovative methods and tools for large-scale omics data analysis, including the integration of multi-omics data, in pediatric catastrophic disease. St. Jude leads two of the world’s largest pediatric survivorship research studies, St. Jude LIFE and the Childhood Cancer Survivor Study (CCSS), and the largest pediatric cancer genome database, St. Jude Cloud.


St. Jude offers highly competitive stipends and benefits and fosters professional development.  To find out more about our benefits for postdocs, click here.


To learn more, please contact and send cover letter, CV, and three recommendation letters to

Qian Li, PhD

Assistant Member

Department of Biostatistics

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital


Minimum Experience

Successful applicants will have excellent presentation and communication skills. A Ph.D. in biostatistics, statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or computer science is required. Strong programming and visualization skills in R, Python, or C/C++ is preferred. Background in statistical genomics, longitudinal modeling, non-parametric statistics, statistical and machine learning, deep learning are all encouraged to apply. Applicants must have a strong computational background and demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Other Information

COVID-19 vaccine:

As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.

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About St. Jude

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and catastrophic childhood diseases. Scientists and clinicians work together daily to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients. The environment at St. Jude is highly interactive, with opportunities to collaborate with investigators across the campus. All investigators have access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including proteomics, gene-editing, bioinformatics, imaging, protein production, molecular synthesis, and high throughput small molecule screening.

For more information about postdoc life at St. Jude, visit

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate based on race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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