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Job Summary

The Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST) group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is seeking a part-time (20 hrs/week) research analyst to join a multidisciplinary team focused on gathering, linking, disseminating, and analyzing transportation datasets. (NOTE: the salary range of $54,000-$58,000 would be the full-time rates for this position.)

Remote, telecommuting options may be considered for this position.

Who We Are

The CMISST group within UMTRI conducts research for a wide variety of industry, charitable foundations, and state and federal government sponsors. We have a substantial track record of obtaining funding beyond the posted appointment term and a strong commitment to the professional development and long-term retention of individuals who work in our group. CMISST staff and faculty work as team members on a variety of projects that change over time. The ideal candidate will enjoy doing more than one thing at a time, learning new skills, and working in a team setting.


  • Build large transportation datasets using established  techniques.
  • Independently analyze and interpret transportation crash data on sponsored research projects.
  • Provide guidance on appropriate data for researchers to use in consulting solutions.  
  • Document data results and draw conclusions for reports, journal articles, presentations, and other visual media.
  • Perform literature reviews; consult with faculty to define research questions and analytical design.
  • Create standardized and recoded variables to facilitate analyses using multiple datasets.
  • Implement methods to ensure data quality.
  • Participate as a team member in discussions on crash data analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation.
  • Candidates will be expected to make independent decisions on matters of significance within the scope of responsibilities and to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques as they pertain to transportation data analysis

Required Qualifications*

  • A Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, math, or other related field
  • 2-4 years relevant experience data management, data analysis, or other data-related work
  • Experience in data analysis with SAS, R, Python, Matlab or other statistical software
  • Strong attention to detail

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, math, or other related field.
  • Experience analyzing and interpreting transportation crash data.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively document and communicate statistical methods.
  • Experience with data visualization

Additional Information

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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.