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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

This is an opportunity for a statistician position in translational medicine, an emerging discipline based on the idea that healthcare can be enhanced significantly through the translation of novel basic science discoveries into the clinical arena.  Our mission at the Michigan Institute for Clinical and Health Research (MICHR), is to enable and enhance clinical and translational research by educating, funding, connecting, and supporting research teams at the University of Michigan and the surrounding communities.  
The MICHR Biostatistics Program provides expertise in:
Research design, including sampling methods, sample size consideration, power calculation, and data analysis plans
Randomization scheme development and implementation
Statistical analysis and data summarization planning and execution
Case report form and database review and assessment
Data quality assessment
Data Safety Monitoring Plan and data reporting
We apply our expertise through:
Consulting, review, and mentoring
Being a statistician on the study team
Being a statistical analyst on the study team
Being an independent statistician for clinical trials


75% Biostatistical Support
With guidance and oversight of faculty and lead biostatisticians:
  • Provide expertise to design studies to address clinical and translational research questions
  • Provide leadership and expertise in the development of grant proposals
  • Collaborate on study design from a wide variety of studies, including 
  • Define(specify) sampling methods
  • Estimate sample size and calculate statistical power
  • Develop randomization schema
  • Provide leadership and expertise in developing plans for data analysis and summarization
  • Implement methods to ensure data quality
  • Conduct data analyses using SAS or other applications, as appropriate
  • Write and validate analysis programs
  • Prepare analysis reports for submission of abstracts and papers to scientific journals
  • Prepare automated reports for DSMB, FDA, or steering committee review
  • Collaborate with researchers in the dissemination of study results, including presentations, abstracts and paper manuscripts
25% Collaboration and Communication
  • Support collaborative opportunities to work with statistical programs and statisticians across campus
  • Support efforts to develop training courses and innovative methods and tools
  • Consult with investigators to support their  clinical and translational research projects
  • Connect investigators and trainees to appropriate U-M services and collaborations
  • Participate in database development, quality of data analyses, programming, and documentation
  • Collaborate  and support internal and external  U-M statistical professionals and programs to develop tools, software and standardize research practice

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in biostatistics, statistics, or relevant field with 3–5 years of professional experience with a minimum two years of relevant experience. 
  • Experience in data manipulation and analysis using SAS, including expertise is SAS macro language.
  • Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently assess technical problems and program solutions
  • Demonstrates knowledge of clinical, translational, and epidemiologic  research methods and concepts
  • Understanding of regulations and guidelines with regard to the conduct of human subject research
  • Demonstrates ability to interact with senior statisticians and Faculty/Clinical Researchers to understand and anticipate their needs and the needs of the project
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at the same time and sometimes under strict deadlines

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, Days

Work Locations


Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.