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The confidential review of applicants will occur as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

A cover letter and current curriculum vitae must be uploaded online via the (U-M Careers website) for this Job ID 197947.

In addition to applying online, applicants are requested to send the following to the Office of Human Resources at . Review of applications will occur as they are received and continue until the position is filled.  

  • Evidence of research experience and performance, including:
    • A list of any external research support with complete details of budget and sponsorship, and a statement of your role in each project;
    • A research statement with a statement of impact of your research/scholarly work to be the first paragraph of the statement; and 
    • Summarize your independent research activity, the importance of your work in an area of programmatic interest to the UMSN in relation to the expected role within the UMSN.
  • Service statement
  • Copy of your doctoral degree and any certifications (if applicable)
  • A list of a minimum of three (3) professional references with relevant contact information
  • Three (3) letters of professional recommendation sent directly from those providing the reference as an email attachment to
  • Copies of three (3) to five (5) publications of your best work (usually peer-reviewed) 

For further information regarding this position please contact Robert Ploutz-Snyder, PhD, at  


The University of Michigan, School of Nursing is seeking a highly-qualified faculty member for a full-time position with our Applied Biostatistics Laboratory (ABL) and Office of Research.  

The ABL collaborates with School of Nursing faculty, providing expertise in statistical and research design, data management, visualization, and quality control, sample size justification, and statistical analyses.  We collaborate as co-investigators or consultants on grant proposals and manuscripts, and offer statistical consulting services for pilot research. We assist with the preparation and revisions of research grants and manuscripts, primarily contributing to the experimental design, sample size and power calculations, randomization protocols, data safety and monitoring plans, and statistical analysis.  Members of the ABL are regularly challenged to expand their knowledge and expertise to encompass a wide variety of research designs and settings, and also present seminars to School of Nursing faculty and students.   

The search for this position will occur during the calendar year 2021. Applicants will be considered for the rank listed above, depending on experience and research productivity. Diversity is highly valued and applications from members of groups underrepresented in nursing are encouraged.

The University of Michigan is a world-class research institution.  The School of Nursing offers a range of accredited educational programs and is consistently ranked among the top nursing schools in the country. Please visit for more information about the School.

The School of Nursing seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan that extends worldwide, to fulfill the School’s strategic plan, and to sustain the excellence of the School of Nursing.

To learn more about diversity, equity, and inclusion visit:

Required Qualifications*

  • A doctoral degree in biostatistics, statistics, or a related field is required.
  • Demonstrated research productivity; the ability to conduct independent research with the promise of developing into an independent scholar.
  • Peer reviewed publications.
  • Potential evidence of extramural funding.
  • Must be proficient with general statistical software (SAS, Stata, SPSS or R) and one or more specific software (e.g., HLM, WinBUGS, Amos, PASS, Optimal Design).  
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums. You will be expected to have solid interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups.
  • Effective interpersonal skills, and a drive to excel are expected.
  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects is required.
  • Statistical consulting experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in study design and in conducting analysis of continuous and categorical data, hierarchical or clustered data (e.g., with patients nested within hospital units), handling of missing data, interrupted time series/segmented regression analysis, survival analysis, causal inference, propensity score analysis, survival analysis, Bayesian methods, and GEE analysis desired.

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.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all three campuses, including Michigan Medicine, by the start of the fall term on August 30, 2021.  This includes those working or learning remotely.  More information on this policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the U-M Dearborn and U-M Flint websites.