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Job Summary

The Injury Prevention Center at the University of Michigan is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, and organized individual to join our growing research team. The Data Analyst will work with Dr. Rebecca Haffajee, JD, PhD, MPH, and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of programming and analyses tasks for injury prevention, health services research, and evaluation projects based on large utilization and outcomes data sources such as private and public health system and payer data (Optum, Medicaid, CDC WONDER) as well as limited analysis of survey data.



  •  Performing statistical analyses related to multidisciplinary research involving behavioral health services and outcomes, mostly around opioid and related policy evaluation.
  •  Synthesis of large claims data sources, including construction of cost and outcome variables using administrative and clinical data.
  •  Executing appropriate modeling and statistical analyses in collaboration with project principal investigators and biostatisticians, including descriptive and multivariable statistical analyses.
  •  Employing appropriate data management and methodological techniques given the data structure and specific research and evaluation questions.
  • Attending regular meetings with project investigators to discuss progress and preparing presentations of study findings, including drafting of analysis and results sections of reports and papers.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s in Statistics, Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services), or related field.  Two to four years of experience.  
  • Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analyses using SAS and Stata, and be open to learning other programs (R) as appropriate.
  • Must have demonstrated data management skills and experience preparing data for analysis
  • Must have a solid grounding in statistical theory and application, and willingness to learn and apply new methods and approaches.
  • Possession of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Exhibits exceptional ability to independently prepare correspondence (especially with e-mail messages) and write/edit/produce reports.  Possesses excellent technical writing skills for documenting database structure and content.


Desired Qualifications*

  •  Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills
  •  Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience with administrative and clinical claims data, such as Optuminsight or other large commercial claims databases, and Medicaid or other large health systems.


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

Michigan Medicine 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.