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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 skills that directly relate to this position. Please list three references, with contact information, in your cover letter.


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. It's adding a purpose to your profession. Work at Michigan and become a victor for the greater good. We are looking for an experienced and dynamic staff member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for all members of our community.

The Department of Biostatistics, part of the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan, is looking for a statistician to work with a dynamic amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) research group comprised of neurologists, immunologists, basic scientists, biostatisticians, environmental scientists, epidemiologists, bioinformaticians, and data managers. You will work with multiple datasets, longitudinal clinical data, survival data, immunophenotyping, and environmental exposure data. You will have a desire to new new programming and statistical skills. You will report to the Lead Biostatistician for this research group.  

This position is term-limited for three years at the start of the appointment with the possibility of extension based on the availability of funding.


  • Provide guidance for study design issues.
  • Perform power calculations and estimating sample size.
  • Write and implement programs using R, Stata, or SAS to manage and analyze complex datasets.
  • Implement methods to ensure data quality and replication of results.
  • Develop and draft specific plans for data management and analysis.
  • Conduct appropriate data analysis.
  • Summarize, interpret, and present results in written, tabular and visual formats.
  • Support the writing and reviewing of statistical methods in manuscripts and grant proposals.
  • Prepare annotated statistical code and logfiles for submission with manuscripts to journals.
  • Participate in discussions around data management and analysis
  • Manage multiple projects 
  • Work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers
  • Provide detailed summaries and results

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of a Master's degree in biostatistics or statistics
  • Associate level: 1+ years of professional experience
  • Intermediate level: 2+ years of professional experience
  • Experience creating and following data management and analysis plans based on study design
  • Experience using data analysis to resolve issues
  • Working knowledge of concepts and methods in epidemiology and biostatistics
  • Experience working with complex data structures and linkages between data sources
  • Experience writing concise technical documentation, summaries of different methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results

    Desired Qualifications*

    If you have experience with these skills please indicate on your cover letter:

    • Data integration
    • Analyze chemical mixtures
    • Machine learning
    • Artificial intelligence
    • –omics datasets, e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, metabolomic, and epigenomic
    • Geospatial data 

    Work Locations

    You may be eligible for flexible work opportunities. Flexible work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change dependent on our needs throughout the course of employment.

    Underfill Statement

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

    • Statistician Intermediate (exempt) $50,368 - $62,220
    • Statistician Associate (non-exempt) $42,211 - $52,143

    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:

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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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