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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

  • Development and maintenance of the KECC databases using SAS and/or ORACLE as the primary platform. 
  • Work with senior staff to complete the monthly, quarterly, and yearly updates of the KECC ESRD database, which is a comprehensive historical database of more than 3 million ESRD patients drawn primarily from Medicare data.
  • Maintain the database by completing the following: 
    • Analyze multiple input data sources for changes in format or content as part of the database production process.
    • Plan and carry out modifications to the database and related software to accommodate these changes.
    • Prepare sets of standard analysis files including Medicare claims and other data sources.
    • Under direction of the programming supervisor, work with the programming team and research analysts to determine data reporting requirements.
    • Design new systems or modifications to existing systems and assess alternative solutions. 
    • Analyze and explore new data sources to assess their appropriateness for meeting these needs.
    • Prepare detailed system documentation, including data dictionary tools and researchers guides. 
    • Prepare and carry out detailed testing plans to verify the proper operation of the systems and to validate the data in the databases.

Who We Are

The Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC) carries out research in epidemiology, public policy, economics, outcomes research relating to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease, and organ transplantation ( KECC maintains a comprehensive historical database of over 3 million ESRD patients drawn primarily from Medicare data. 

We  seek individuals with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, statistics, economics, health policy, social science, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Three to five years of experience using SAS, or similar tools, for data management and/or statistical analysis. 
  • Proven experience developing and managing relational databases of significant size, including building table relationships and establishing documentation to ensure regular database updates.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience developing web applications with Python or similar tools.
  • Three to five years of experience building databases from multiple data sources.
  • Experience with Medicare or other insurer claims databases.
  • Statistical training or experience, including survival analysis.
  • Experience in technical and research writing. 

Additional Information

This is a one-year term-limited, benefits-eligible position with the possibility of extension for subsequent years. 

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.