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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

To assist Drs. Ewa Czyz and Amanda Leggett with research activities, we are looking for a data analyst/statistician who is interested in working collaboratively on a variety of projects related to mental health and health services outcomes across the lifespan.  The analyst would have the opportunity to serve as part of teams within the Youth and Young Adult Depression and Suicide Prevention Research Program (YDSB) and Geriatric Psychiatry.

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.


  • Use advanced statistical methods to analyze both cross-sectional and longitudinal data from both smaller-scale primary data and large-scale national secondary databases.
  • Write efficient code for processing data utilizing tools such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, or R.
  • Create processes for assessing quality and accuracy of data.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging methods and implementation of methods using statistical software.
  • Lead analyses exploring underlying structures of data, develop predictive models as part of a team.
  • Develop analysis plans under the supervision of the principal investigator.
  • Prepare statistical methods and results sections (including tables and figures) for presentations, reports, manuscripts. 
  • Key Attributes of Successful Candidates:
  • Comprehensive knowledge of statistical methods.
  • Intellectual flexibility to adapt to emerging results and research.
  • Self-starter, organized, persistent, solution-oriented.
  • Effective communicator, especially when describing complex statistical models & results.
  • Willingness to teach others and learn new techniques.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • What we will offer you:
  • On the job training opportunities for professional growth and to learn new skills for years to come
  • Collaborative work environment.
  • Opportunity to lead presentations and write manuscripts for publication in academic and healthcare journals.
  • The chance to solve real pressing problems in the field of mental health.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years of work experience in a statistical field
  • Knowledge and demonstrated proficiency of statistics and experience using statistical software such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, R.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field, such as biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology.
  • 1-2 years of experience using relevant statistical software (SAS, Stata, R).
  • Experience utilizing statistical models including linear and logistic regression, mixed effects models, structural equation models, and latent class models
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time.
  • Prior experience working with research and/or healthcare data.

Work Schedule

This is a full time position; 40 hours/week Monday through Friday with flexible daytime hours.

Work Locations

Rachel Upjohn Building, East Ann Arbor Medical Campus, 4250 Plymouth Road, Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Information

This will be a 1 year, term-limited appointment with the possibility of extension.  If the appointment is not extended, it will terminate and will not be elgible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

Background Screening

Under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.