Statistician Senior

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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.


The University of Michigan Department of Family Medicine is seeking a motivated applied statistician/data scientist who would collaborate under the direction of multiple principal investigators in the department. The analyst would work on grant funded projects using large datasets including commercial and public administrative claims data.  

Candidates are sought with Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology or related field with extensive exposure to data analysis. Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of analytic experience may be considered. Experience in data management and statistical analysis using SAS, STATA, or R is required. Since a significant effort in this position will involve managing very large-scale administrative claims data having SAS experience will be desirable.

Candidates for this position must be driven, detail-oriented, with an intellectual curiosity and desire to continue learning, as well as have the ability to work flexibly and collaboratively with multiple researchers simultaneously. Candidates are desired who have strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills. As a member of the department’s Data and Methods Hub team, the analyst will have access to mentors who can help support career growth and provide guidance when encountering analytic challenges. Specifically, the statistical work will be carried out under the direct supervision of Drs. Mahmoudi and Sen. 

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings


This position involves a wide range of tasks related to management and analysis of quantitative data. A significant effort in this position will be devoted to secondary analysis of Administrative Claims data obtained from large national data providers such as Premier, OptumInsight, Medicare, and others. Experience analyzing and integration of multiple data sources with varying degree of complexity will be desirable.

Specifically, the position involves providing statistical support including:

  • Cleaning, managing, merging, and analyzing data from large claims datasets.
  • Supporting faculty and staff in the Department of Family Medicine in the development of quantitative analysis plans.
  • Writing, testing, and implementing programs using SAS/STATA/R to clean, manage, merge, and analyze large, complex datasets.
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files.
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats for reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Assisting in the writing and editing of reports, abstracts, manuscripts, conference presentations, and grant proposals.
  • Participating as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation.
  • Providing general analytic support to project faculty and staff.


Required Qualifications*

  •  Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position
  • 3-5 years professional experience
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology.
  • Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources.

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.

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