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Job Summary

The Michigan Radiation Oncology Quality Consortium (MROQC) was founded as a partnership of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan/Blue Care Network and the University of Michigan in 2011. Since that time, MROQC has grown to a collaborative of 27 sites across the state of Michigan dedicated to improving the radiation treatment experience for patients. The MROQC Coordinating Center is part of the University of Michigan and funded by the BCBSM Value Partnerships initiative, and housed at the U of M Ann Arbor, North Campus Research Complex (NCRC). Through the generous support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network, we have developed the infrastructure to link together and analyze information about how radiation therapy is delivered with information provided by treating clinicians about patient outcomes, and information from the patient regarding side effects that occur during treatment.  To date, MROQC has enrolled more than 15,000 patients treated across the state of Michigan and the analyses from MROQC have already changed how patients with cancer are treated in Michigan and beyond. 

The MROQC Coordinating Center is currently looking for a highly skilled individual who will serve as a (Intermediate/Senior) Statistician for the program.  The successful candidate will interact closely with the MROQC coordinating center team and lead statisticians as well as members throughout the MROQC consortium. 

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

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 30,000 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.

Responsibilities*

  • Perform statistical analysis for quality improvement projects aimed at improving the quality and cost-efficiency of cancer care
  • Write and edit programs to manage, merge and analyze data, with meticulous attention to detail
  • Provide statistical input into design aspects of MROQC projects
  • Prepare and maintain technical documentation of data and analysis files
  • Participate in all activities related to data quality, integrity, analysis, and reporting
  • Independently conduct internal reviews of the data for quality and work with the team to make suggestions for ways to improve the data collection process
  • Collaborate and assist team in the dissemination of analysis results, including generation of tables and figures for presentations, abstracts and paper manuscripts
  • Respond in a timely manner to data requests from internal and external collaborators
  • Utilize statistical process control (SPC) for long-term monitoring of quality improvement performance

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in a recognized / related field of science.
  • 3-5 years professional experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the management, analysis and interpretation of patient-related health care data using standard software (SAS experience required). 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as cooperatively
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at the same time

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's Degree in biostatistics, statistics or relevant health care-related field
  • Previous experience working with large administrative claims datasets
  • Experience with additional statistical software programs such as STATA or SPSS

Underfill Statement

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

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 are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.