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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

The Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) aims to improve the efficiency of healthcare in the United States by optimizing clinical practice and informing health policy. The center conducts health services research and launches innovative large-scale quality improvement interventions. CHOP is seeking a part-time data architect. This position requires management of very large data sets including Medicare, BCBSM, registries and other data sets, execution and management of data use agreements, and the development and maintenance of the Data Resources Center.

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*

Development and maintenance of Data Resources Center

  • Inventory of data resources within the division including type of data, areas covered by the data and years of data, formats, limitations of use (i.e., data use of agreements and terms of use) and maintenance of the inventory to keep current
  • Facilitate sharing and distribution data resources (according to DUA limitations and use agreement limitations) including development of efficient means of sharing data without duplication of data
  • Work with units/centers to identify the data resources needed and means for either reuse of data already in the center and facilitating purchase of new data (including sharing costs for multiple users)
  • Identification of new resources and research to determine the usefulness/need for the resource
  • Liaison and coordination with database providers; negotiation of payment and users agreements
  • Long-range planning for database needs and requirements (with unit directors and others)
  • Work with MSIS and others to develop secure file storage and access systems such that users have access to the data needed

Data Use Agreements and Terms of use

  • Working with PIs, ORSP and others for the development of DUAs for ePHI and other data requiring use agreements;
  • Development and maintenance of inventories of DUAs, use agreements and licenses
  • Filing and maintenance of use agreements for renewals, notifications of changes, certifications and destruction of data as required
  • Documentation of users as required through the use agreements
  • Development of data management plans pertaining to data security and protection of the data (with MSIS, executive management, compliance and others)

Data Management

  • Initial data receipt and loading of data including outputting data into user formatted data (SAS, STATA, etc.)
  • Maintenance of inventories and notifications of incoming data
  • Standardization of multiple year data sets and maintenance of data documentation and data dictionaries/code books
  • Data media storage, security and maintenance including monitoring authorized use
  • Data transfers
  • Return and destruction of media

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelors degree in related field, masters degree strongly preferred
    • Degrees in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills will be considered
  • 3- 5 years of professional experience
  • 3 -5 years experience using statistical analysis software (e.g. Stata, SAS, R)
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of health services research to the completion of difficult assignments
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis
  • Experience with the maintenance and assurance of data security and protection protocols

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in Statistics, biostatistics, Public Health, or Computer Science;
  • Direct experience in supporting and managing large data administrative data sets such as Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance is preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology;
  • Strong programming knowledge using a high level programming language;
  • Experience with database management and complex data structures and linkages between data sources including understanding medical procedure codes;
  • Experience executing data use agreements
     

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.