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A cover letter is required for consideration of 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. All interested candidates should submit a scientific writing sample with their application for this position. 

Job Summary

The Department of Internal Medicine, Division of General Medicine is seeking a full-time experienced statistician. This position will take the lead in providing statistical expertise for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS) and support research needs of the Division of General Medicine. The Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety (HMS) Consortium is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network funded Collaborative Quality Initiative.  It is a data-driven collaborative made up of hospitals across the state of Michigan.  For more information regarding HMS, see www.MI-HMS.org.  The goal of HMS is to improve the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients across the state of Michigan.  Other quality improvement and research projects will also be assigned.  

The selected candidate will work under supervision of two statistician leads and must demonstrate the ability to work independently.  The selected candidate must understand both database and research complexities, and apply independent problem solving requiring the application of existing and emerging scientific knowledge.  Opportunities to participate in ongoing training, collaborative project meetings, and advanced methods workshops are supported and encouraged.

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.

Responsibilities*

 

This position involves a wide range of tasks including data management, programming, and analysis. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support including:

  • Determining the appropriate statistical testing/modeling approach in accordance with the project's design
  • Utilizing innovative methods to solve analytic problems and provide guidance for project design issues
  • Drafting methods or related specific analysis plans for projects/manuscripts
  • Independently conducting appropriate data analyses through computational implementation of statistical methods
  • Creating, manipulating, merging, and maintaining large, complex data sets
  • Implementing methods to ensure data quality including sensitivity and subgroup analyses
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats; may include presentations to large groups as well as oral/poster presentations at national meetings
  • Writing of manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Working closely with database analyst on creating reports of data to support quality improvement activities of individual hospitals
  • Overseeing the work of others involved with data management with potential opportunity for management of data personnel

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in database management, statistical analysis and independent computer programming using STATA and/or SAS software
  • Experience with multivariable modeling using longitudinal data, including survival and time series analyses
  • Experience working with hierarchical and mixed effects models, and generalized estimating equation (GEE) models
  • Strong computer skills including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Must be extremely detail-oriented
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently assess technical problems and provide/program solutions
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders 
  • Must have proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results
  • Authorship (lead and co-author) on manuscripts is expected
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written in the English language, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Able to multi-task and manage competing priorities effectively
  • Ability to work effectively on teams and collaborate with external partners

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.