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Job Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at the University of Michigan is seeking a biostatistician to serve as a key member of its staff, supporting the statistical needs of members of the department. The primary research interests of the faculty to whom the biostatistician will report include clinical epidemiological research, health services research, data science and analytics, and health informatics.

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*

  • Provide support for faculty in the areas of data management and statistical analysis
  • Support faculty and trainee research projects
  • Advise on the use of statistical methodology and software
  • Act as the primary statistical consultant / statistician on grants
  • Aid faculty with the statistical aspects of grant proposals and manuscript preparation

Required Qualifications*

STATISTICIAN SENIOR

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 3 years of experience in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
  • Experience with statistical consulting
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Strong background/interest in research design and statistical computing
  • Experience performing analyses using large databases
  • Ability to design and execute statistical models including but not limited to multivariable logistic, linear,
  • and Cox regression
  • Able to work well as part of a research team,
  • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and results both orally and through written manuscripts

STATISTICIAN INTERMEDIATE

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 1 year of experience in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts clearly and effectively
  • Strong background/interest in research design and statistical computing
  • Ability to design and execute statistical models including but not limited to multivariable logistic, linear,
  • and Cox regression
  • Able to work well as part of a research team,
  • Ability to communicate statistical concepts and results both orally and through written manuscripts

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree with at least 3 years of experience in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
  • Experience using the following software packages / languages: SAS, R, Python
  • Experience working with large datasets such as Medicare claims data
  • Experience working with Tableau
  • Experience in the use of qualitative analysis software (e.g., ATLAS.ti, NVivo)
  • Experience with machine learning algorithms
  • Experience working with nationally-representative survey data
  • Experience with item-response theory/Rasch modeling
  • Familiarity with generalized linear mixed models

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.