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Debbie S. Gipson, MS, MD

Director, Pediatric Nephrology Clinical and Translational Research Program

University of Michigan

Medical Science 1/ARF 2511E

1150 West Medical Center Drive, SPC 5641

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5641

Phone: 734-232-4830  

Job Summary

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan is recruiting for a full time biostatistician for a research track position to join our clinical and translational research program. Candidates with experience in applied biostatistics, including study design, analysis, and team science, are especially encouraged to apply. Our close ties to the School of Public Health, Child Health Evaluation and Research Center (CHEAR), Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center, and Internal Medicine Nephrology Division embedded in a robust academic setting provide a number of potential collaborators. This faculty position is designed for faculty with scholarly ability in biostatistics with progressive expectations of external research funding as a team scientist or independent investigator.    

The Division research programs include clinical trials, clinical and translational research, and health services research with a diverse portfolio of funding.  The Division of Nephrology is part of an innovative, public university campus with renowned research programs, cores and scientists, providing excellent collaboration and mentorship resources.  


•Perform independent analyses from clinical trials and observational studies. Evaluate and prepare data sources for particular research questions. Provide routine summaries and updates of ongoing observational studies.

•Develop the analytical and statistical approaches for particular research questions. Determine the statistical tests to be used. Carry out statistical analyses and evaluate results. Devise tests and processes to evaluate the validity of data and analysis results. Work with other staff and faculty members to evaluate and interpret research findings.

•Write SAS programs for data preparation, analysis file creation, statistical analysis, and reporting.

Assist in preparation of programs requiring complex combination of data from multiple sources. Experience with SAS macros and ODS output is required, prepare documentation of code used in the research. Prepare automated data queries and summary figures.

•Participate in meetings and conference calls with research sponsors and partners to define research questions and deliverables, to present results, and to determine next steps.

•Participate in research manuscript development and research presentations at conferences and workshops. Participate in project report drafting and completion, prepare reports specified as deliverables for contracts Participate in writing proposals for funding


Required Qualifications*

•PhD degree in Biostatistics or Statistics or a relevant Public Health field

•Experience with Tableau or other data visualization systems

•Experience with manuscript writing

•Experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R)

•Knows and can apply the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of health services research.

•Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis •Excellent oral and written communication skills.

•Strong organizational skills, attention to details and accuracy.

•Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multitasking environment.

•Good computing skills in both Windows and Linux environments.



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U-M EEO/AA Statement

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