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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 looking for a data analyst/statistician who is interested in working collaboratively on exciting and innovative health services research projects; specifically, projects that evaluate ways deliver better care for patients.  This position specifically focuses on research in substance use and mental health related research fields, specifically patients with opioid use disorder, to improve treatment and outcomes for patients.

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 data from prospectively collected data on cohorts of patients and clinicians in the state of Michigan and on large administrative databases across national healthcare systems.
  • Conduct analyses exploring underlying structures of data, develop predictive models under the supervision of a senior analyst, principal investigator and other project team members.
  • Draft regular reports for review with team to assess ongoing enrollment and impacts of interventions and other analyses
  • Implement processes for assessing and maintaining quality and integrity of the datasets
  • Write efficient code for processing data utilizing tools such as SQL, SAS, Stata, or R.
  • Stay up-to-date with emerging methods and implementation of methods using statistical software.
  • Prepare statistical methods and results sections for presentations, reports, manuscripts. 

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in a quantitative field, such as biostatistics, statistics, epidemiology
  • A minimum of 2 years of related experience
  • Knowledge of statistics and experience using statistical software such as SAS, Stata, R

Desired Qualifications*

  • 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.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 1-2 years of experience using relevant statistical software (SAS, Stata, R)
  • Prior experience working with research and/or healthcare data.

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.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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