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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 Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time statistician at the senior level. Under general direction, the statistician will select study samples in large health insurance claims databases; analyze and interpret a wide variety of data according to established statistical methods; and prepare reports and tables summarizing results of analyses. This position requires an individual who can work with a high degree of independence within the scope of their responsibilities. The individual will be expected to analyze, compare, and evaluate different courses of action to solve complex analytic and programming problems without immediate supervision. Projects will focus on a broad range of topics relevant to child health and health care, allowing the programmer to gain expertise in a variety of topic areas and datasets. The position will come with excellent university benefits, competitive salary, and opportunities for career advancement and development. The CHEAR Center prides itself on fostering a collegial, open, and family-friendly work environment, and on using rigorous methods to conduct research to improve child health (www.chear.org).

Responsibilities*

Applicants must have a broad knowledge of statistical and programming principles, practices, and procedures, as the position requires a high degree of independence. At the same time, applicants must also have the ability to collaborate collegially with faculty, biostatisticians, other research analysts, and database administrators. Responsibilities include:

· Contributing intellectually to the design, implementation, programming, analysis, reporting, and dissemination of research projects, potentially as a co-author

· Designing, testing, and debugging SAS programs using SQL merges to create analytic datasets in large health insurance claims databases

· Conducting advanced statistical analyses, including but not limited to regression modeling, casual inference methods, multiple imputation, and multi-level models

 

Successfully performing these duties will require:

· Reshaping and combining large data files to support multiple analytic approaches (50%)

· Organizing and maintaining analytic datasets and file systems for several projects (20%)

· Carrying out statistical analyses (20%)

· Presenting research findings and assisting in the preparation of manuscripts and grants (10%)

Required Qualifications*

· Master’s Degree in public health, biostatistics, statistics, or economics

· Minimum of five years of direct experience with programming, health services research, and statistical analysis

· Experience with at least two of the following claims databases: OptumInsights, MarketScan, Medicaid Analytic eXtract, Medicare, and Michigan Medicaid claims

· Superior proficiency in the use of SAS and PROC SQL to manage, merge and manipulate large datasets

· Familiarity with medical terminology

· Demonstrated professional, verbal and written communication skills

· Ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects at the same time

· Ability to independently act as a resource and problem-solver with minimal supervision

Desired Qualifications*

· Experience with NIH grant preparation and submission

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday (40 hours/week)

Work Locations

300 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI

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.