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Job Summary

The Clinical and Translational Research Program in the University of Michigan, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology is a collaborative, collegial and fast paced program that enjoys the opportunity to partner with many researchers from the Schools of Medicine, Public Health and Bioinformatics as well as extramural biomedical researchers. The successful candidate for this position will participate in many aspects of the research analysis and collaborative activities.

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.

Responsibilities*

  • Perform independent analyses from clinical trials and observational studies. Evaluate and prepare data sources for particular research questions. Provide routine summaries and updates of ongoing observational studies.
  • Develop the analytical and statistical approaches for particular research questions. Determine the statistical tests to be used. Carry out statistical analyses and evaluate results. Devise tests and processes to evaluate the validity of data and analysis results. Work with other staff and faculty members to evaluate and interpret research findings.
  • Write SAS programs for data preparation, analysis file creation, statistical analysis, and reporting.

    Assist in preparation of programs requiring complex combination of data from multiple sources. Experience with SAS macros and ODS output is required, prepare documentation of code used in the research. Prepare automated data queries and summary figures.

  • Participate in meetings and conference calls with research sponsors and partners to define research questions and deliverables, to present results, and to determine next steps.
  • Participate in research manuscript development and research presentations at conferences and workshops. Participate in project report drafting and completion, prepare reports specified as deliverables for contracts Participate in writing proposals for funding

Conduct literature searches and collaborate to refine study designs and analysis plans

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 – 2  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
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to details and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multitasking environment.
  • Good computing skills in both Windows and Linux environments.
  • Experience in data processing and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new computer programs quickly and effectively.
  • Prior research and programming experience. Preferred experience with primary data from ongoing studies.

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
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to details and accuracy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multitasking environment.
  • Good computing skills in both Windows and Linux environments.
  • Experience in data processing and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use new computer programs quickly and effectively.
  • Prior research and programming experience. Preferred experience with primary data from ongoing studies.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Biostatistics or Statistics or a relevant Public Health field.
  • Experience with Tableau or other data visualization systems
  • Experience with manuscript writing

Work Schedule

40 hours per week

Underfill Statement

This position may be under filled 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.