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Job Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a biostatistician to serve as a key member of its staff, supporting the statistical needs of members of the department. The primary research interests of the faculty to whom the biostatistician will report include clinical epidemiological research and health services research.

Responsibilities*

  • Provide support for faculty in the areas of statistical analysis and data management
  • Support faculty research projects
  • Advise on the use of statistical software and appropriate choice of statistical methodology
  • Act as the primary statistical consultant/statistician on federally-funded grants
  • Aid faculty with the statistical aspects of grant proposals and manuscript preparation

Required Qualifications*

ASSOCIATE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning that is directly related to the duties of the position
  • 0 to 1 year of professional experience
  • Training in statistical consulting is expected
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Experience using SAS software
  • Strong background/interest in research design and statistical computing
  • Experience performing analyses using large databases
  • A willingness to learn as well as gain/increase expertise in the use of qualitative analysis software
  • Ability to design and execute statistical models including but not limited to multivariable logistic, linear, and Cox regression

INTERMEDIATE LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning that is directly related to the duties of the position
  • 1 to 3 years of professional experience
  • Training in statistical consulting is expected
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Experience using SAS software
  • Strong background/interest in research design and statistical computing
  • Experience performing analyses using large databases
  • A willingness to learn as well as gain/increase expertise in the use of qualitative analysis software
  • Ability to design and execute statistical models including but not limited to multivariable logistic, linear, and Cox regression

SENIOR LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized field of science or learning that is directly related to the duties of the position
  • 3 to 5 years of professional experience
  • Training in statistical consulting is expected
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Experience using SAS software
  • Strong background/interest in research design and statistical computing
  • Experience performing analyses using large databases
  • A willingness to learn as well as gain/increase expertise in the use of qualitative analysis software
  • Ability to design and execute statistical models including but not limited to multivariable logistic, linear, and Cox regression

Desired Qualifications*

  • Masters’ Degree in Statistics or Biostatistics or higher
  • Experience using the following software packages / languages: Stata, R, NQuery Advisor, Python
  • Experience working with large datasets such as Medicare claims data
  • Experience working on operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Unix, and Macintosh
  • Experience working with hierarchical and mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equation (GEE) models
  • Experience working with geographic information systems (GIS) mapping and ArcGIS software
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms
  • Experience with natural language processing
  • Experience working with nationally-representative survey data
  • Experience with item-response theory/Rasch modeling

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.

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.