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Job Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a biostatistician to serve as a key member of their staff supporting the statistical needs of the Department’s faculty. The primary research interests of the faculty to whom the biostatistician will report include clinical epidemiological and health services research, specifically focused on work with electronic health record data and natural language processing.


  • Provide support for faculty in the areas of statistical analysis and data management using the following software packages: SAS, SPSS, Stata, and R may be used). 
  • Support ongoing research projects. 
  • Advise on the use of statistical software and appropriate choice of statistical methodology 
  • Act as the primary statistical consultant / statistician on federally funded grants. 
  • Aid faculty with the statistical aspects of proposal preparation

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor degree in field related to statistics or epidemiology.
  • 1-3 years of professional experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Experience using R, SAS, or STATA software 
  • Experience with Python
  • Experience with natural language processing
  • Strong background / interest in research design and statistical computing
  • A willingness to learn as well as gain / increase expertise in the use of qualitative analysis software

Desired Qualifications*

  • Teaching experience
  • Experience working on operating systems such as Windows, Linux, and Macintosh

Additional Information

This is a 1 year term-limited appointment with opportunity for extension should funding allow. At the end of the stated term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

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.  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.