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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 Department of Dermatology at the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a part-time statistician to work as a key member of its staff, supporting the statistical needs of members of the department. The primary research interests of the faculty to whom the statistician will report include both clinical and basic science dermatology research.

Responsibilities*

  • Provide support for faculty in the areas of statistical analysis and data management
  • 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 grant proposals and manuscript preparation
  • Work closely with research faculty, staff, residents and medical students in the design, interpretation and statistical methodology of clinical studies.
  • Perform standard and advanced statistical analyses on large and small data sets for clinical studies (in-house and industry sponsors), health care quality and safety using statistical software (SAS, SPSS, etc.)
  • Prepare professional documentation including analysis plans, statistical method sections, power analysis, surveys, abstracts, results and graphical presentation of results.
  • Review manuscripts prior to journal submission for methods, data and results accuracy.
  • Willingness to learn how to assess compliance, register studies, complete updates, enter study results, and respond to all PRS reviewer comments in ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Advise clinicians on functionality and new federal requirements for ClinicalTrials.gov
  • Participate in the writing of publications.  Review manuscripts prior to journal submission for methods, data and results accuracy.

Required Qualifications*

Minimum requirements for Intermediate

  • Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R)
  • Knows and can apply the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of health services research.
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis

 Minimum requirements for Senior

  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of health services research to the completion of difficult assignments
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R)
  • Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, biostatistics, Public Health, or Computer Science; 
  • Experience with SAS and/or STATA is strongly preferred;
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Strong programming knowledge using a high level programming language;
  • Ability to draft statistical tests in accordance with project designs and to solve analytic problems, including descriptive statistics, linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, mixed models with repeated measures, multi-level modeling, and conjoint analysis;

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.