How to Apply
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.
This position involves analytical and statistical activities for research with Dr. Amy Bohnert and her team within the Department of Anesthesiology. Dr. Bohnert’s Lab exists to promote improved pain management and mental health care in Michigan and beyond. Our projects are split between the University of Michigan and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Ann Arbor, MI.
We are seeking a data analyst who will work with a variety of quantitative research related to mental health, pain management, substance use, within the general adult and Veteran populations. The ideal candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently and efficiently and be involved in multiple projects at the same time. The candidate must understand both database and research complexities, and apply problem-solving techniques utilizing existing and emerging scientific knowledge.
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 including programming and statistical analysis using both existing data and newly-collected data. Specifically, the position includes the following responsibilities:
- Write, test and implement programs using statistical software to clean, manage, merge and analyze complex data sets (e.g., healthcare claims)
- Implement programmatic methods to ensure data quality
- Prepare and maintain technical documentation of data and analysis files
- Participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation
- Develop and draft analysis plans
- Independently conduct appropriate data analyses
- Perform power calculations and estimate sample size
- Assist in the writing of manuscripts
- Work with collaborators to define scientific questions, formulate models and methods, and apply appropriate statistical methods and advise on presentation of results
- Bachelor’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
- At least 3 years of related experience
- Strong statistical knowledge
- Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
- Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers, including trainees with varying levels of statistical training
- Willingness to learn new statistical methods, including, but not limited to, causal inference
- Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time
- Ability to be consistently detail-oriented
- Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, or related field
- Three or more years of experience using statistical software for database management and statistical analysis
- Experience working with Fitbit data
- Experience with causal inference and G formulas
Remote and North Campus Research Complex.
This position is a two-year term limited appointment with potential for extension based on grant funding and performance. At the end of the stated term, the appointment may terminate and will not be eligible for Reduction in Force (RIF) benefits.
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.
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.
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