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Job Summary

Founded in 2011, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) brings together multidisciplinary health services researchers to improve quality, safety, equity and affordability of health care services. IHPI is seeking an experienced and motivated individual to support the coordination and use of complex healthcare claims datasets, and to guide analytic partnerships with Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI), IHPI center and program partners, University faculty and staff, and the IHPI Data & Methods Hub.

This position works under guidance of the Program Manager and Lead Statistician and must demonstrate the ability to work independently. This position must understand both database and research complexities, and apply independent problem solving that requires the application of statistical and mathematical principles for clinical and health policy problems.


This position involves a wide range of tasks including project facilitation and leadership, consulting, and partnership management supporting research based on large national healthcare claims datasets, electronic health records, and other large clinical registries.

  • Prepares reports and conducts analyses of cost and utilization of care to answer critical policy and clinical research questions using claims data.

  • Provides guidance for study design issues

  • Consults with research investigators in an interdisciplinary environment to develop analytic plans and optimize research products

  • Provides thought leadership to junior analysts and manages project progress

  • Exercises direct administrative supervision of junior analysts

  • Ensures success and feasibility of project timelines, goals, and deliverables assigned to junior analysts

  • Possesses and applies a broad knowledge of measurement, analysis and performance improvement to the completion of difficult assignments

  • Builds and maintains relationships with both internal and external IHPI partners including, but not limited to, Collaborative Quality Initiatives (CQI), research centers, and individual investigators.

  • Implements processes to ensure data quality and accurate reporting of key metrics and measures

  • Performs power calculations and estimates sample size

  • Supports PIs and others in development of specific analysis plans

  • Summarizes, interprets, and presents results

  • Assists in the writing of manuscripts and grant proposals

  • Participates as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming, and documentation.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in statistics, mathematics, economics, biostatistics, computer science, information, public health, public policy, or related field.

  • Experience with SAS/STATA/R.

  • High-level statistical background and programming knowledge.

  • Ability to be consistently and extremely detail-oriented.

  • Working knowledge of health services research methodology.

  • Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources.

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Proven ability to summarize methodologic approaches and describe actionable and interpretable recommendations from research findings. Excellent communication, both oral and written in the English language, and interpersonal skills are essential.

  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time.

  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Direct experience in supporting, managing and analyzing major research projects using large administrative datasets such as Medicare, Medicaid, and commercial insurance is preferred.

  • Conversant or some knowledge of any of the following methodologies:  Logistic and OLS regression, propensity score matching or weighting, interrupted time series, difference-in-difference analysis, survival models, and cluster analysis.

  • Experience using insurance claims data for price standardization

  • Prior research publications in statistical or medical journals

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. Pre-employment drug testing applies to all selected candidates, including new or additional faculty and staff appointments, as well as transfers from other U-M campuses.

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.