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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 Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking an experienced, positive, highly motivated, and organized individual to join our growing research team. The Data Analyst will work with investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of programming and analyses tasks for health services research, evaluation, and implementation projects based on large healthcare utilization and outcomes data sources such as electronic health records data, national healthcare datasets, and survey data.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine 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.


Performing statistical analyses related to multidisciplinary research involving addiction and mental health services.

Synthesis of electronic health record data and pharmacy data, including construction of outcome variables using various clinical data sources.


Executing appropriate modeling and statistical analyses in collaboration with project principal investigators and biostatisticians, including descriptive and multivariable statistical analyses.


Employing appropriate data management and methodological techniques given the data structure and specific research and evaluation questions.


Attending regular meetings with project investigators to discuss progress and preparing presentations of study findings, including drafting of analysis and results sections of reports and papers.

Required Qualifications*

Master’s in Statistics, Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services), Informatics, Social Sciences, or related field

Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping

Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analyses using SAS and be open to learning other programs (R, Stata) as appropriate.

Must have demonstrated data management skills and experience preparing data for analysis

Must have a solid grounding in statistical theory and application, and willingness to learn and apply new methods and approaches.

Possession of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.  Exhibits exceptional ability to independently prepare correspondence (especially with e-mail messages) and write/edit/produce reports.  Possesses excellent technical writing skills for documenting database structure and content.

Desired Qualifications*

Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills

Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team

Experience with electronic health record data, clinical trials outcome data, and administrative and clinical claims data.

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.