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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

  • Statistical analysis of clinical data for research into new and existing therapies for Cancer. Summarizing data with descriptive statistics, working with collaborators to define scientific questions, formulating models and methods to draw inference from the data, applying the appropriate statistical methods to the data, producing and presenting results of the statistical analysis.
  • Managing and organizing databases. Working with owners and controllers of databases to maintain access and understand content. Merging data. Inconsistency checking, cleaning data.
  • Statistical analysis for diverse biomedical research projects involving multidisciplinary researchers. The projects are for laboratory and epidemiologic research and require collaboration with investigators, formulation of scientific goals, data cleaning and management, statistical analysis to address aims and presentation of results.
  • Participating in research group meetings to formulate and refine research objectives, attending lab meetings, supervising 1-2 graduate students, completing continuing professional education courses.
  • Participating in the writing of publications and other reports.

Required Qualifications*

Senior level: Master's degree in statistics or closely related quantitative field. 3-5 years of professional experience.

Lead level: Master's degree in statistics or closely related quantitative field. 5 or more years of professional experience.

Desired Qualifications*

Substantial experience in biomedical research. Experience in management and statistical analyses of biomedical and health data. Proficiency with SAS, R and other statistical software. Knowledge of cancer research and cancer prevention and treatments is desirable. Experience with clinical trials is desirable. Experience collaborating with biomedical researchers. Good communication skills. Ability to multi-task. Experience with fitting and interpreting results from advanced statistical methods, including mixed models and survey methodology. The person in this position will be expected to work independently, with limited statistical supervision, and in collaboration with other scientists to advance the research goals of the cancer research programs they will be associated with.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

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 will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job 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.