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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

We are seeking a full-time data scientist to support ongoing clinical research in acute respiratory disease and other critical illness syndromes. The candidate will join a team of clinical research physicians, bioinformaticians, and computer scientists working on ongoing single and multi-center clinical studies and machine-learning research projects in critical care.


This is a two year term limited position not elibible for RIF rights.

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.

Why Join Michigan Medicine?

Michigan Medicine is one of the largest health care complexes in the world and has been the site of many groundbreaking medical and technological advancements since the opening of the U-M Medical School in 1850. Michigan Medicine is comprised of over 26,000 employees and our vision is to attract, inspire, and develop outstanding people in medicine, sciences, and healthcare to become one of the world’s most distinguished academic health systems.  In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. Work at Michigan Medicine and become a victor for the greater good.

What Benefits can you Look Forward to?

  • Excellent medical, dental and vision coverage effective on your very first day
  •  2:1 Match on retirement savings.


  • Develop pipelines for creating analytic datasets that are derived from electronic health records (vital signs, laboratory result, medication records, clinical notes, billing codes)
  • Perform simple to advanced SQL queries of institutional data warehouses
  • Develop and perform complex data merges, data cleaning procedures, data validation, and quality control procedures
  • Create and maintain documentation of data-analysis pipelines
  • Perform statistical and machine-learning analysis depending on the candidate’s interest and skill
  • Participate in regular multi-disciplinary research team meetings (physicians, bioinformaticians, computer scientists)
  • Contribute to research reports for manuscripts and conference presentations

Required Qualifications*

  • Completion of a master’s degree in bioinformatics, clinical informatics, information, statistics, computer science, or related fields by the start date
  • Fluency in SQL for performing simple to advanced complexity SQL queries of institutional data warehouses
  • Competence in at least one data management and statistical analysis program (python, R, Stata, SAS)
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and accuracy

Desired Qualifications*

  • 2-4 years of experience working on health-related data analysis projects
  • Familiarity using python unstructured data analysis (i.e. text data)
  • Experience working in Linux/Unix environments for research computing

Work Schedule

M-F, 8 am – 5 pm, flexible

Work Locations

Michigan Medicine, North Campus Research Complex

Additional Information

This is a two year term limited position not elibible for RIF rights.

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.