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Job Summary

Being part of something greater, of serving a larger mission of discovery and care - that's the heart of what drives people to work at Michigan. In some way, great or small, every person here helps to advance this world-class institution. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

Your role will be to support statistical activities for several grants within the Department of Biostatistics' Statistical Analysis of Biomedical and Educational Research (SABER) unit, the data coordinating center for several multi-center clinical trials and observational studies. Your responsibilities will involve collaborating with investigators on the design and analysis of clinical trials and observational studies. Your level of supervision by faculty and staff biostatisticians will depend upon your current level of experience. You will report to the Associate Director. 


The Lead Statistician will conduct the following activities, independently, with minimal guidance and oversight by faculty and staff biostatisticians. The Statistician Senior and  the Statistician Intermediate may work under a greater level of guidance, respective to each title:

  • Collaborate on study design from a wide variety of clinical trials and observational studies perspectives, including sample size estimation and development of randomization schemes. 
  • Conduct data analyses in SAS or R:
    • Prepare statistical analysis plans, including table shells 
    • Write and validate analysis programs 
    • Prepare analysis reports for submission of abstracts and papers to scientific journals 
    • Prepare reports for DSMB, FDA, or steering committee review 
  • Review statistical considerations sections (including definition of subject population, endpoints, sample size, analysis methods) of study protocols. 
  • Work with the SABER team on the design, conduct, and reporting of clinical studies per GCP. Tasks may include review of CRFs, edit check specifications, and standard reporting programs for internal team use. 
  • Implement methods to ensure the quality of study data, including participation in development of and implementation of standard operating procedures

Required Qualifications*

  • For the Lead Statistician, a PhD with 5+ years of clinical research experience as a statistician; a Master's degree may be considered in exceptional cases 
  • For the Senior Statistician, a master's degree with 3+ years of experience as a statistician; 2+ of these years must be as a statistical consultant; clinical experience is preferred
  • For the Intermediate Statistician, a master's degree with 1+ years of experience as a statistician; clinical experience is preferred
  • Experience with SAS, including advanced knowledge of data step processing and macro languages  
  • Experience with data cleaning and review and implementing database quality assurance standards, knowledge of databases, such as Oracle and ACCESS
  • Experience analyzing clinical trials or epidemiologic studies 
  • Understanding of ICH, GCP and FDA regulations and guidelines with regard to the conduct of human subject research 
  • Experience working with external investigators and on a team(s) 
  • Ability to effectively manage competing priorities 

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate. Please note the salary range for each classification:

  • Lead: $74,738 - $92,324
  • Senior: $64,963 - $80,249
  • Intermediate: $50,027 - $61,798

Additional Information

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, The University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. For more information, please visit:

Background Screening

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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.