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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 Division of Pain Research within the Department of Anesthesiology is hiring a data analyst.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System 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.


  • Develop and implement effective data management procedures, design and create datasets for each study, clean large volumes of cross sectional and longitudinal data, and merge data from a variety of sources and formats.
  • Provide suggestions on adapting alternative methodologies in an effort to improve clinical data collection and management.
  • Work with the research team to assist in the development of analytical and statistical approaches needed to answer specific research questions. Determine the statistical tests/models to be used. Carry out statistical analyses and evaluate results.
  • Provide statistical support and training to research staff as needed.
  • Assist in the preparation of abstracts, manuscripts, and/or grant proposals.

Required Qualifications*

Master's degree plus 5-6 years of data management and/or analysis experience required. Must be capable of a high level of independent work and have the ability to manage data for large research projects.  Must have expertise and demonstrated ability to conduct general linear models including multi-variable regression, logistic regression, multi-level/hierarchical modeling; mixed-effects models; missing data techniques; non-parametric statistics; data transformation; variable selection (LASSO; elastic net).

Advanced statistical training and expertise, including proficiency with SPSS, Stata, SAS, R, and/or MPlus. Demonstrated aptitude for learning new statistical and/or data management software. Excellent interpersonal skills. Proven ability to work collaboratively with a team and meet deadlines in a multi-tasking environment. Experience in technical and research writing required.

Desired Qualifications*

Doctorate degree is preferred. Expertise and demonstrated ability to conduct propensity score analysis, structural equation modeling, dimension reduction (PCA/EFA), and advanced classification models (support vector machine); cluster analyses. Experience with Tableu or other data visualization software. Prior experience in a medical research setting preferred.

Work Locations

Burlington Building, Ste 100, Rm 1025

Additional Information

Please note: This is a term-limited appointment.  At the end of the term, the appointment will terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.

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.