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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.

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*

The Department of Surgery is seeking a full-time Intermediate or Senior Statistician who will collaborate on statistical design, development, and analysis on a wide-range of projects with medical students, residents, and faculty. The selected individual will be able to multitask efficiently in a research intensive department while providing various levels of statistical consultation and support. This position involves responsibilities for data management, data programming, and analytic needs related to multiple research projects and programs. The successful applicant will report directly to the Surgery Education Scientist for the Department of Surgery. The Statistician works closely with faculty, biostatisticians and data base administrators to:

  • Understand research project and proposal designs and requirements;
  • Write, test and implement programs based on the analytic design of the project or proposal using SAS or STATA or R to clean, manage, merge, and analyze data;
  • Develop statistical analyses for presentation, discussion, and publication with multiple faculty members;
  • Contribute to study reports or manuscripts by preparing tables, graphs, methods, results and other data displays
  • Aid in proposal writing
  • Create and maintain technical documentation;
  • Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation;
  • Direct experience in supporting, managing and analyzing major research projects using large data administrative data sets such as Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance;
  • Conducting power and sample size calculations.

Required Qualifications*

Statistician Intermediate

  • Degrees in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills will be considered;
  • Bachelors degree in related field;
  • 1 – 3 years experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R);
  • Knows and can apply the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of quantitative research;
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis.

Statistician Senior

  • Degrees in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills will be considered;
  • Bachelors degree in related field, masters degree strongly preferred;
  • 3 – 5 years experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R);
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of quantitative research to the completion of difficult assignments;
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis.

Title and salary will be determined based on candidate qualifications and experience.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, biostatistics, Public Health, or Computer Science;
  • Experience with SAS and/or STATA is strongly preferred;
  • Direct experience in supporting, managing and analyzing major research projects using large data administrative data sets such as Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology;
  • Strong programming knowledge using a high level programming language;
  • Experience with database management and complex data structures and linkages between data sources including understanding medical procedure codes;
  • 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, and multi-level modeling;

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.