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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 your experience that directly relates to this position.

Job Summary

The Cancer Data Science (CDS) Shared Resource at the University of Michigan is currently looking for a biostatistician to join a team of versatile oncology researchers engaged in preclinical, translational, and populations sciences research to grow the research goals of UM's Rogel Cancer Center. You will work with the CDS Shared Resource on their mission to enhance the quality of Rogel Cancer Center research through the use of state-of-the-art statistical and informatics methods. You will report to the director of the Cancer Data Sciences Shared Resource. Outstanding candidates at all levels are encouraged to apply. 

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  • Analyze observational, experimental and clinical data research into new and existing therapies for cancer.
  • Summarize data with descriptive statistics, working with collaborators to determine scientific questions, formulating models and methods to draw inference from the data, applying appropriate statistical methods to the data, producing and presenting results of statistical analysis.
  • Contribute to diverse clinical and translational cancer research efforts across the cancer center. Help with grant writing endeavors for collaborative grants; co-author, revise, and draft peer-reviewed manuscripts and statistical sections of grant proposals; help write publications and other reports.
  • Use statistical, mathematical, and machine learning skills to build algorithms and identify new available technologies
  • Support downstream biological, clinical and translational interpretations.
  • Manage databases; work with owners and controllers of databases to maintain access and understand content; merge data, check for inconsistency and data cleaning. Experience with large-scale databases and survey data is beneficial but not required
  • Participate in research group and lab meetings; complete continuing professional education courses.
  • Assist faculty and oversee graduate student trainees to run analyses with existing pipelines and guide them to develop pipelines with some customization.

Required Qualifications*

  • Senior level: Master's or PhD degree in bio/-statistics, data science or related quantitative field. 3+ years of professional experience.
  • Intermediate level: Master's degree in bio/-statistics, data science or related quantitative field. 1+ years of professional experience.
  • Experience working with biomedical researchers especially in cancer. 
  • Experience in management and statistical analyses of biomedical and health data.
  • Proficiency in SAS, R, or other statistical software.

Work Schedule

You will be eligible for remote work flexibility.

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 title:

Senior: $67,404 - $83,264

Intermediate: $50,368 - $62,220

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.


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