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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 Family Medicine is seeking a full-time statistician to join our growing research team to support the needs of members of our department and to work as a key member of our staff.  The statistician will assist faculty members with preparation of research writing of reports, manuscripts, posters, presentations and grant applications.  This position requires proficiency in diverse research methods and analyses of newly collected, existing and large public uses data sets.

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 position involves a wide range of tasks including data management and analysis of newly collected, existing and large public use data sets. Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Work collaboratively with department faculty and staff in the areas of statistical analysis and data management;
  • Work with residents on the development, implementation and analysis of original research projects;
  • Clean and prepare data for analysis by recoding, merging and reshaping data in accordance to specific analysis needs;
  • Create tables of results given output from statistical software;
  • Carry out planned analysis using statistical software (R/SAS/Stata) by writing and validating analysis programs;
  • Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation;
  • Summarize, interpret and present results in written, tabular and visual formats as appropriate;
  • Assist in the writing of reports, manuscripts, posters, presentations and grant proposals with multiple faculty members;
  • Contribute to study reports or manuscripts by preparing tables, graphs, methods, results and other data displays;
  • Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data.

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*

Minimum requirements for intermediate:

  • Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, statistics or data related field is required; Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or Public Health related field preferred;
  • Strong programming knowledge in at least one Statistical software package including R, SAS or Stata;
  • 1-3 Years of experience using statistical analysis software (STATA or SAS in data management, statistical analysis, and computer programming;
  • Ability to prioritize, organize and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time;
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skill;
  • Knows and can apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of health services research to the completion of difficult assignments;

Minimum requirements for Senior Level:

  • Master’s degree in statistic, biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science, information, or related field;
  • 3-5 Years of experience using Stata or SAS in data management, statistical analysis, and computer programming;
  • Direct experience in managing and supporting major research projects using large survey or administrative datasets and longitudinal data analysis;
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of research to the completion of difficult assignments;

 

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

  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;

  • Experience with database management and complex data structures and linkages between data sources including understanding medical procedure codes;

  • Ability to prioritize, organize and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time

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.