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Job Summary

This is an exciting and challenging full-time position that supports biostatistical and analytic activities for a variety of research projects within the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine.

We are seeking an experienced analyst that will work as part of an established team of physicians, economists, biostatisticians, and health services and health policy researchers. The analyst will be working primarily on the projects of a busy physician-scientist in the Division of General Medicine. This position works under limited supervision and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. This position must understand both database and research complexities, and apply independent problem-solving utilizing existing and emerging scientific knowledge. Opportunities to participate in ongoing training, collaborative research meetings, and advanced methods workshops are supported and encouraged.

The position is associated with the Center for Healthcare Outcomes & Policy (CHOP) within the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI). CHOP is an extremely collegial environment comprising more than 100 investigators and staff engaged in population-level health services research, including outcomes research and policy evaluation based on national claims databases and clinical registries. CHOP is part of IHPI, which is a broad, interdisciplinary research group focused on evaluating the impact of health reform, improving the health of communities, promoting greater value in healthcare, and innovating in IT and healthcare delivery.

Responsibilities*

This position involves a wide range of tasks including data management, programming, and analysis supporting research based on Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Care Network (BCBSM/BCN) Quality Collaborative data, and large national (e.g., Medicare) and statewide (BCBSM) claims datasets. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support including:

  • Providing guidance for study design issues
  • Performing power calculations and estimating sample size
  • Writing, testing, and implementing programs using SAS and Stata to clean, manage, merge, and analyze large, complex datasets
  • Implementing methods to ensure data quality
  • Developing and drafting specific analysis plans
  • Independently conducting appropriate data analyses
  • Conducting computer programming as needed for completion of other tasks
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats
  • Assisting in the writing of manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Participating as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation.

Required Qualifications*

Senior Level:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, information, or related field
  • 5 or more years of experience using SAS and Stata for database management and statistical analysis
  • Ability to draft statistical tests in accordance with the project’s design, solve analytic problems, and develop instruments and related analysis plans
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology
  • Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources
  • Strong programming knowledge using high-level programming language
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results. Excellent communication, both oral and written in the English language, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers
  • Ability to be consistently and extremely detail-oriented

Intermediate Level:

  • Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, computer science, information, or related field
  • 3 or more years of experience using SAS and Stata for database management and statistical analysis
  • Strong programming knowledge using high-level programming language
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results. Excellent communication, both oral and written in the English language, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers
  • Ability to be consistently and extremely detail-oriented

Desired Qualifications*

  • Three or more years of experience in database management, statistical analysis, and computer programming
  • Direct experience in managing and supporting major research projects using large administrative datasets such as Medicare and commercial insurance

Underfill Statement

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

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.