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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The University of Michigan Medical School is seeking interested analysts to join the Medical School Data and Analytics team. This position will focus on data analytics, and the individual accepting this role will be a key player in expanding these capabilities at the Medical School and across Michigan Medicine in order to assist leadership with data-driven strategic decisions. The primary customers for this role include Michigan Medicine leadership, Medical School leadership, and academic departments.

Reporting through the Medical School’s Associate Chief Financial Officer (ACFO), candidates for this position will be expected to thoroughly understand the data environment, conduct current and new data analysis, create series of standard reports based on analytics, and serve as innovators in developing new ways to analyze and present data to leadership. Candidates should be able to function independently, deliver projects in a timely and effective manner, and enjoy creating new and novel solutions. 


What a Typical Day Will Look Like 

As a Business Analyst, a typical day will likely include:

  • A combination of time spent working individually with data extraction and analysis, as well as time spent working collaboratively with the broader analytics team on deliverables and serving customers

  • Engaging with the University’s information technology department on data, definitions, and ETL processes

  • Working in Tableau creating new reports and deliverables that meet active business needs, as well as exploring new ways of showing data and information (that customers and leadership potentially do not know is feasible/needed)

  • Interacting with customers to discover what their business needs are, how data analytics can assist those need, and presenting alternative solutions to improve the business and better support strategic goals and decisions

  • Creating and implementing the needs and solutions outlined in the prior bullet point

  • Researching trends in the industry as well as best practices from other academic medical centers in order to move Michigan Medicine into a position of being the leader amongst academic medical centers

Is This Job Right for You?

This job might be right for you if…

  • Using data and data analytics to support business decisions and strategic goals sounds exciting

  • You are skilled in identifying, analyzing, and interpreting trends or patterns in complex data sets

  • You enjoy problem solving and making new discoveries

  • Working in ambiguity and creating business solutions that are novel to the organization sounds stimulating

  • You pay attention to details and do not let anything fall through the cracks – As far as you are concerned, anything worth doing is worth doing right, every time

  • You can thrive while working in both team and individual settings

  • You currently use Tableau and/or have a desire to become an expert user of the software

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Science, Business Administration, or equivalent

  • Experience with query writing software, querying relational databases, applying business process/data modeling, database design, and other analytical tools/techniques surrounding business and financial analysis

  • Experience in data manipulation and extraction techniques, data modeling, and data presentation and visualization

  • Knowledge of and/or experience in Microsoft Office Suite (specifically Excel) and Tableau

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written), and the ability to analyze large amounts of complex information to present simple and concise material to the appropriate audience 

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Information Science, Business Administration, or equivalent

  • Interest in finance and/or the healthcare industry

  • Advanced analytical, modeling, and data visualization skills within Tableau

  • Experience in designing dashboards

  • Demonstrated proficiency in SQL, querying tools, and translating business needs into technical solutions

  • Experience in Business Objects, PeopleSoft, Oracle, and/or Hyperion

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.