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A cover letter is required for consideration of this position and is to be attached as the first page of your resume. This should specifically describe your past experience as a health data analyst and also include an example of one research publication for which you performed the data management or analysis.  Please be prepared to provide programming code samples upon request.  You will also be asked to complete a data management task in order to demonstrate competency.

Responsibilities*

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking a highly motivated individual to support our research team as a Health Data Analyst.  This individual will work with an interdisciplinary, collaborative team to evaluate the effects of disasters and community-level emergencies on health and healthcare utilizations, and implement ways to support communities and individuals to prepare for and become resilient to the effects of these events.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

•           Use advanced statistical methods to analyze data from a variety of sources, including large administrative databases across a national healthcare system.

•           Write efficient code for processing data utilizing tools such as Python, SQL, SAS, Stata, or R.

•           Create processes for assessing quality and accuracy of data.

•           Develop analysis plans under the supervision of the principal investigator.

•           Prepare statistical methods and results sections for presentations, reports, and manuscripts.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.

Required Qualifications*

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, such as biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology, mathematics, health informatics, or applied economics; master’s degree or higher level degree strongly preferred
  • Minimum of two (2) years of programming, data management and/or analytics experience.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience using statistical packages such as Python, SAS, Stata or R to manage data.
  • Candidate must stay up-to-date with emerging methods and implementation of methods using statistical software.
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums, especially when describing complex statistical models and results. You will be expected to have solid interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Demonstrated intellectual flexibility to adapt to emerging results and research.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing large and complex datasets.
  • Direct experience with managing and analyzing data.
  • Knowledge of RDBMS/SQL relational databases as well as non-relational databases.
  • Experience with large administrative healthcare data and complex survey design methods.
  • Excellent computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint.

Attributes:

  • Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
  • Excellent problem solving capability; exceptional critical thinking, analytical and research skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and maximum collaboration in a team environment.
  • Willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect; Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately (EPIC).

Work Schedule

Hours: Shift/Hours/Days:  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; may include some occasional weekend and/or evening hours.

Additional Information

Market Title/Job Code: Statistician Intermediate (Market Title # 100926)

Working Title: Health Data Analyst

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate based on the qualifications and experience of the selected candidate. We encourage all interested parties meeting requirements to apply.

This is a term-limited position due to salary funded on a grant.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED

Supervision is received from the Principal Investigator.

The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends world-wide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit: http://nursing.umich.edu/diversity/dei-faculty-and-staff.

Please visit http://www.nursing.umich.edu/ for more information.

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.