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Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days.  This job may be removed from posting boards and filled any time after the minimum posting period has ended.

A cover letter is required for consideration of this position and is to be attached as the first page of your resume, and should specifically describe your past experience as a data analyst and also include an example of one research publication for which you performed the data management or analysis.  Please be prepared to provide programming code samples, if requested.  Also, you will be asked to complete a data management and analysis task to demonstrate competency. Please provide a list of up to 3 professional references.

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Job Summary

The University of Michigan, School of Nursing (UMSN) is seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our research team as a Data Analyst.  This individual will have responsibilities including research data management, processing and interrogation of large datasets such as health, biosocial, and economic data using a variety of statistical software packages such as SAS, R or Stata, and executing statistical analyses/code under the direction of our PhD statisticians and quantitative scientists. Essential duties include using SAS/Stata/R or other relevant software to create analytic files by merging multiple large databases, formatting, recoding and sub setting data as needed, and statistical expertise at the Master’s level. Web-based survey/database design and management (ex. REDCap, SQL) is desired.



  • Create, manage, manipulate and analyze large health data using statistical software.
  • Create and manage data collection tools (ex. REDCap, SQL) for prospective research studies.
  • Develop/execute statistical analyses that address specified research questions and aims. 
  • Develop/execute sample size justifications (ex. power or precision analysis) for grant applications 
  • Participate in preparing text, tables, and data visualizations for publications and grant applications.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work to be performed and are not an exhaustive list of all associated responsibilities.


Supervision is received from the Director of the School of Nursing Applied Statistics Laboratory/Data Management Core.

Required Qualifications*

Education and Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in applied mathematics, statistics, health informatics, applied economics or related field is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of programming, data management and/or analytics experience.
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing large and complex datasets (healthcare data preferred).
  • Demonstrated experience in using statistical packages like SAS, R and Stata to manage data.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using statistical software to analyze research data.
  • Knowledge of RDBMS/SQL relational databases as well as non-relational databases.
  • Experience with national health survey data and complex survey design methods.
  • Experience with REDCap or other web-based data collection tools preferred
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely for various mediums.
  • Excellent computer skills, including expert knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, Access and PowerPoint. 


  • Excellent problem solving and decision-making skills. 
  • Proven analytical skills and follow-through; a high degree of creativity, initiative, resourcefulness, and the ability to anticipate needs.
  • Ability to manage multiple activities in a deadline-oriented environment; highly organized, flexible and rigorous attention to detail.
  • Ability to take a leadership role on projects and with users/clients.
  • Excellent problem solving capability; exceptional critical thinking, analytical and research skills.
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision and maximum collaboration in a team environment. 
  • Ability to promote the School of Nursing’s Declaration of Values to Empower each other to interrupt or disrupt disrespect;Practice communication that is beneficial, kind and true; Inspire and be inspired by our members’ worth, significance and integrity; Cultivate respect for ourselves and others routinely, publicly and privately.

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.


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