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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

We are seeking a full-time data scientist to support ongoing clinical research in acute respiratory disease and other critical illness syndromes. The candidate will join a team of clinical research physicians, allied health professionals, bioinformaticians, and computer engineers working on ongoing single and multi-center studies and machine-learning research projects in critical care.


  • Develop pipelines for creating clinical datasets that are derived from electronic health records (vital signs, laboratory result, medication records, clinical notes, billing codes)
  • Perform simple to advanced SQL queries of institutional data warehouses
  • Develop and perform complex data merges, data cleaning procedures, data validation, and quality control procedures
  • Manage datasets derived from clinical charts reviews performed by physicians and other collaborators
  • Create and maintain documentation of data-analysis pipelines
  • Participate in regular multi-disciplinary research team meetings (physicians, bioinformaticians, computer engineers)
  • Perform some data analysis depending on the candidate’s interest and skill level
  • Contribute to research reports for manuscripts and conference presentations

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in bioinformatics, clinical informatics, information, statistics, computer science, or related fields
  • 1-3 years of experience working on health-related data analysis projects
  • Fluency in SQL for performing simple to advanced complexity SQL queries of institutional data warehouses
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Competence in at least one statistical programming language (Stata preferred, R, SAS)
  • Familiarity using python or R for unstructured data analysis (e.g. clinical text documents)
  • Experience working in Linux/Unix environments for research computing

Work Schedule

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm, flexible

Work Locations

Michigan Medicine, North Campus Research Complex

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.