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Job Summary

Researches in the Department of Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Care are seeking a full-time, long-term Database Analysts / Programmers Senior to join a newly funded research program establishing the Center to Accelerate Population Research in Alzheimer’s (CAPRA). 

We are seeking an experienced analyst with experience managing and analyzing data for health services research. Experience with large administrative file analysis, longitudinal data analysis, claims and programming are preferred as the core of this position will revolve around the management and construction of analytic data sets. The applicant will be responsible for creation of regional and/or provider specific datasets as well as producing code for data construction which will be shared with a larger audience.

The ideal applicant must be able to work independently and collaboratively. The applicant must understand both database and research complexities and apply independent problem-solving skills and scientific knowledge. We support and encourage opportunities to participate in ongoing training, collaborative research meetings, advanced methods workshops, and papers.

 

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.

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
  •  Retirement Savings Opportunities

Responsibilities*

These positions involve a wide range of tasks including data management, statistical programming, and analysis supporting health services research. Specifically, the positions involve providing independent and collaborative support including the following responsibilities:

  • Writing, testing, and implementing programs using Stata or SAS to clean, manage, merge, and analyze large, complex datasets.
  • Implementing methods to ensure data quality.
  • Developing and drafting specific plans for data management and analysis.
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats.
  • Assisting in the writing and reviewing of statistical methods in manuscripts and grant proposals.
  • Execute appropriate statistical modeling and analyses in collaboration with project principal investigators, including descriptive and multivariable statistical analyses.
  • Employ appropriate data management and methodological techniques given the data structure and specific research and evaluation questions.
  • Attend regular meetings with project investigators to discuss progress and prepare presentations of study findings, including drafting methods and results sections of reports and papers.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, computer science, information, or related field.
  • Experience in constructing analytic data sets
  • High level data management
  • ≥3 years of experience using Stata or SAS for data management and analysis.
  • Ability to draft and do data management and analysis plans based on study design and solve problems.
  • Working knowledge of concepts and methods in epidemiology and biostatistics.
  • Experience working with complex data structures and linkages between data sources.
  • Strong programming knowledge using high-level programming language
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written in the English language.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers.
  • Ability to be consistently and extremely detail-oriented.
  • Must have a solid grounding in statistical theory and application; willingness to learn and apply new methods and approaches.
  • Knowledge of Health Service Research and experience on linking multiple large claims data like Medicare as prefer.

Desired Qualifications*

  • ≥3 years of experience in data management, statistical analysis, and computer programming.
  • Direct experience in managing and supporting major research projects using large administrative datasets (e.g., Medicare, Medicaid, private health insurance data, etc) and longitudinal data analysis.
     

Additional Information

Candidates will be asked to provide example code from a longitudinal analysis that involves merging and cleaning data, univariate analyses for a table on participant characteristics, modeling with multiple regression and/or survival, and creating figures such as a Kaplan Meier curve or spline

 

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.