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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 Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking an experienced, motivated, and organized individual to join our growing research team. The Data Analyst will work with investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of programming and analytic tasks for health services research, evaluation, and implementation projects using large private and public health system and payer data sources (e.g., Medicare, Optum, Veterans Health Administration). Analyses may also incorporate longitudinal, complex survey data.


  • Perform statistical analyses for multidisciplinary mental health services research, including pharmacoepidemiology.
  • Combine large claims data sources and construct cost and outcome variables using administrative and clinical data.
  • Execute appropriate statistical modeling and analyses in collaboration with project principal investigators and biostatisticians, including descriptive and multivariable statistical analyses.
  • Employ appropriate data management and methodological techniques given the data structure and specific research and evaluation questions.
  • Attend regular meetings with project investigators to discuss progress and prepare presentations of study findings, including drafting methods and results sections of reports and papers.

Required Qualifications*

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

Lead Level

  • 5-8 years of experience

Senior Level:

  • 3-5 years of experience

Desired Qualifications*

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

Work Schedule

M-F, 8 hour days

Work Locations

Primarily North Campus Research Complex (NCRC); some limited travel to other medical campus locations in Ann Arbor and surrounding areas.

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.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal E-Verify system. Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR E-Verify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the E-Verify system. This position is identified as a position that may include the E-Verify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.