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Job Summary

The mission of the Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) is to advance University of Michigan transdisciplinary research on children’s behavior, health and development. The CHGD Statistics Core supports this mission by providing consultation regarding study design, power analysis, and limited data analysis for new and on-going research projects implemented by CHGD members.


The Center for Human Growth and Development (CHGD) is seeking a statistician to launch the Statistics Core, a service that will provide CHGD members statistics consultation for their research studies related to child behavior, health and development. The individual will split his/her time across multiple projects, working with faculty addressing research questions using a range of data sets. Duties will include data management, data cleaning, statistical analysis, and concise and effective communication of statistical methods and results to the research team and collaborators. The position entails working with faculty and their research teams on their varied projects, and offers opportunities to learn advanced statistical techniques under Ph.D. biostatistics faculty supervision.  

Required Qualifications*

Bachelor’s degree is required, preferably in biostatistics, public health or a related field. One to three years of research experience or demonstrated capacity to function independently in providing support for research. Working knowledge of data management and a statistical programming language are a must. Experience in data management and statistics is required, as is proficiency in the use of relevant data/document management and statistical packages including SAS (preferred) or equivalent. Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Desired Qualifications*

Master's degree in biostatistics, public health or a related field supplemented by two to three years of research experience is preferred. Demonstrated experience with several of the following: analysis of data from observational and experimental studies, general and generalized linear models, longitudinal data and cluster data for continuous and categorical variables, multiple imputation and multivariate techniques (principal components analysis; cluster analysis; and discriminant analysis).

Underfill Statement

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

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.