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Job Summary

The Division of General Medicine is seeking an experienced and motivated statistical programmer and analyst to support the analysis of data derived from surveys, aggregated claims data, and publicly available datasets. This position reports to the faculty leads of the Healthy Michigan Voices Survey, a yearly survey being conducted of enrollees in the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program. This work is part of the evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

The person in this position will collaborate with several faculty across multiple schools and departments within the University as part of the evaluation team. The Statistician Intermediate will work under limited supervision from the project leads and the Statistician Senior. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of both quantitative and qualitative data and will be able to independently apply existing and emerging scientific knowledge to solve research questions.

*Please note, this is a term-limited position for two years, with the possibility of extension based the availability of funds.  If the appointment is not extended at the end of the 2-year term, it will terminate and not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits. 

Responsibilities*

This position involves a wide range of tasks related to data management and analysis of quantitative data obtained through surveys, aggregated administrative claims data, and publicly available data. The position may also involve management and analysis of qualitative data. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support including:

  • Cleaning, managing, merging, and analyzing data from administrative and survey datasets.
  • Supporting faculty in development of specific analysis plans.
  • Independently conducting appropriate data analyses.
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files.
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats for reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Assisting in the writing of manuscripts, conference presentations, and grant proposals.
  • Participating as an active team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming, and documentation.
  • Providing general analytic support to project faculty and staff.
  • Other duties as assigned, including possibly coding and analyzing qualitative data.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, psychology, public health, or a related field.
  • One or more years of experience using Stata for statistical analyses.
  • One or more years of experience with survey data.
  • Ability to be consistently and extremely detail-oriented.
  • Ability to calculate both descriptive and inferential statistics in accordance with project designs.
  • Ability to code data on complex Medicaid/health policy-related topics.
  • Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources.
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results, as well as create charts, tables, and other visual aids.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple assignments at the same time.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Health policy experience, especially interest or knowledge in Medicaid expansion and the Healthy Michigan Plan.
  • Two or more years of experience in database management, statistical analysis, and computer programming.
  • One or more years of experience with interviewing and qualitative research methods.
  • Experience using Dedoose to analyze qualitative or mixed methods research.
  • Experience with psychometrics.
  • Experience with longitudinal data analysis.

Work Locations

2800 Plymouth Rd, NCRC B16/4, Ann Arbor, MI

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.