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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 Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative (MSQC) connects hospitals across Michigan in an effort to measure and improve the care of surgical patients throughout the state Founded in 2005, MSQC has grown to a regional collaborative of 70 Michigan hospitals dedicated to overall surgical quality improvement including improved patient outcomes and lower costs. The MSQC Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan, funded by the BCBSM Value Partnerships initiative, and housed at the U of M, Ann Arbor NCRC location.


This position involves a wide range of tasks including data management and analysis supporting research and quality improvement. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support. Responsibilities include:

  • Write, test and implement programs using SAS to clean, manage, merge, and analyze large, complex datasets.
  • Respond to questions, data needs and ad-hoc requests from collaborating hospitals and physicians
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data from a variety of sources for the Michigan Surgical Quality Collaborative
  • Select data samples, design, and implement methods for statistical analyses for the evaluation of quality improvement initiatives and research investigations.
  • Summarize, interpret, and present results in written, tabular, and visual formats.
  • Work closely with the MSQC Directors/Statistician to support the analysis and prepare reports, charts, tables, and other visual aids for the MSQC conferences and regular meetings presentations, and papers.
  • Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analysis, programming and documentation.
  • Translate quality improvement initiative data into impactful reports to illustrate value to MSQC stakeholders
  • Create efficiencies through improved processes for data management, use, sharing, and linking.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Biostatics, Public Health or related field.
  • 1-3 years' professional experience in SAS programing and analysis required for placement at the intermediate level.
  • Strong, demonstrable programming skills and experience with relational databases, complex data structure, and linkages between data sources
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint for the development of presentation materials.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written in English language, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology.

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.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening 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.