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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 or curriculum vitae. The letter should address your specific interest in the position, outlining the skills and experiences that are directly relevant to the position. This should specifically describe your past experience as a health data analyst and also include an example of one research publication (or similar product) for which you performed the data management or analysis. Please be prepared to provide programming code samples. You will also be asked to complete a data management task in order to demonstrate basic competency.

Job Summary

The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine seeks a skilled and self-motivated individual to support two investigators as health data analyst. We envision a world where decisions about how hospital care is organized, regulated, and delivered are based on high-quality clinical evidence. In working towards this, we use data from health systems, payers, local and national surveys, and government agencies to help generate such evidence, focusing on adults with critical illness. Sample projects include the following (prior knowledge or experience in these topic areas is not required):

  • Understanding how care team continuity and fragmentation impact patient outcomes
  • Identifying health system and policy-level determinants of critical care effectiveness
  • Characterizing strategies to improve efficiency in the use of intensive care units
  • Using real-world data and modern analytical techniques to identify optimal treatment strategies

Michigan Medicine values a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are absolutely committed to the development of a positive and inclusive environment.

WHAT WE WILL OFFER YOU

  • Experience solving important, real-world problems by analyzing healthcare data in an academic setting
  • The opportunity to lead presentations and contribute to academic manuscripts
  • Training opportunities for continual intellectual growth
  • A collaborative, enriching, and friendly work environment
  • A flexible, largely self-directed schedule

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

Responsibilities*

The Analyst will coordinate with principal investigators and others on the research team in planning, conducting, and reporting quantitative healthcare research. The Analyst will lead data management and cleaning, perform data analyses, interpret results, and report findings. This position may entail working on multiple projects simultaneously. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Writing efficient code for combining or merging datasets, trimming and reformatting datasets, and processing ‘real-world’ data from electronic health records, billing claims, and other data sources in preparation for analyses
  • Develop and carrying out analysis plans with guidance from the principal investigators
  • Contributing to research reports including scientific manuscripts and conference presentations
  • Preparing documents for human subjects approval and other regulatory requirements, including institutional review board (IRB) applications and grant progress reports
  • Participating in regular multi-disciplinary research team meetings
  • Potentially supervising and helping to train other research and support personnel

You will show personal initiative in managing work assignments by organizing, independently prioritizing work, and completing tasks.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree 3-5 years' experience
  • Experience in a quantitative field such as epidemiology, biostatistics, statistics, mathematics, health informatics, economics, or other quantitative science
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience using at least one data management and statistical software package (Stata, R, or SAS)
  • Knowledge of statistical methods, and comfort learning more as you go for specific projects
  • Experience working with healthcare data and complex survey data
  • Experience with data visualization, including tables and graphs
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and experience conveying complex analytical methods and results in various form (e.g., manuscripts, presentations, and memos)
  • Intellectual flexibility and willingness to learn new techniques and adapt to new projects or data sources
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Desired Qualifications*

  • More than two years of experience working with healthcare data and complex surveys
  • Experience with advanced statistical or econometric techniques, or a willingness to learn
  • Basic familiarity writing SQL queries to query relational databases, or a willingness to learn
  • Previous experience co-authoring scientific manuscripts resulting in peer-reviewed publications
  • Previous experience contributing to grant proposals for consideration by state/federal agencies or private foundations

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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