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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

Statistician Senior:

The Department of Surgery is seeking a full-time Senior Statistician who will collaborate on statistical design, development, and analysis on a wide-range of projects with medical students, residents, surgical education researchers, and faculty. The selected individual will be able to multitask efficiently in a research intensive department while providing various levels of statistical consultation and support. This position involves responsibilities for data management, data programming, and analytic needs related to multiple research projects and programs. In addition to statistical support, the position also includes opportunities for teaching and working with trainees. The successful applicant will report directly to the Associate Chair of Research for the Department of Surgery.

Responsibilities*

Specifically, the position involves:

  • Writing and editing programs to clean, manage, merge, and analyze data.
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files.
  • Preparing SAS and STATA analysis datasets.
  • Contributing to study reports by providing statistical analyses of study data and preparing tables and data displays.
  • Consultation and collaboration on measurement provided to principal research investigators and research teams.
  • Contributing to funding proposals by providing descriptions of relevant data management, programming, and analytic functions.
  • Working with other team members to generate study progress reports.
  • Participate in the preparation of government and industry grant applications.
  • Participate in the preparation of medical manuscripts, including writing and editing statistical methods and results.
  • Development of research trial designs, including performing power analyses and/or simulations and writing statistical sections of research protocols.
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills to clearly convey and translate statistical knowledge.
  • Effective collaboration and interpersonal skills.

Required Qualifications*



  • A Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of this position.


  • 3-5 years of professional experience


  • Knowledge of a wide range of statistical techniques and methodologies

Desired Qualifications*



  • Master's degree in biostatistics, statistics, or equivalent.


  • At least 2 years’ experience in the medical research field. 

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine 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.

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.