Statistician Senior/Intermediate

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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 and experience that directly relate to this position.

Summary

The Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time statistician at the senior or intermediate level. The statistician will select study samples in large health care administrative databases; analyze and interpret data according to established statistical methods; and prepare reports and tables summarizing results of analyses. Opportunities for co-authorship of papers will be available depending on level of contribution. The statistician may work with more than one PI in the CHEAR Center. The position will come with excellent university benefits, competitive salary, and opportunities for career advancement and development. The CHEAR Center prides itself on fostering a collegial, open, and family-friendly work environment, and on using rigorous methods to conduct research to improve child health (www.chear.org).

Responsibilities*

Applicants must have knowledge of statistical and programming principles, practices, and procedures. At the same time, applicants must also have outstanding communication skills and work collaboratively with faculty, research analysts, and database administrators. Responsibilities include:

  • Contributing intellectually to the design, implementation, programming, analysis, reporting, documentation, and dissemination of research projects. 
  • Designing, testing, implementing, and debugging programs to clean, manage, and merge analytic datasets. 
  • Conducting statistical analyses, including creating descriptive statistics and running regression models. 
  • Working closely with the PIs to develop grant proposals, including designing and authoring the methodological approach and performing power and sample size calculations.

Required Qualifications*

Minimum requirements for Intermediate

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills
  • Minimum of one of direct experience with programming, health services research, and statistical analysis Proficiency with SAS or Stata.
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of health services research to the completion of difficult assignments
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis under the guidance of PI and senior staff

Minimum requirements for Senior

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills
  • Minimum of three years of direct experience with programming, health services research, and statistical analysis
  • Proficiency with SAS or Stata
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of health services research to the completion of difficult assignments
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis without  extensive PI and senior staff guidance

Title and salary will be determined based on candidate qualifications and experience.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree in public health, biostatistics, statistics, computer science or economics
  • Proficiency in the use of SAS and PROC SQL to manage, merge and manipulate large datasets
  • Experience with claims databases such as OptumInsight, MarketScan, Medicare, and Michigan Medicaid claims
  • Experience with obtaining and analyzing data from electronic medical records
  • Familiarity with medical terminology
  • Experience with NIH grant preparation and submission
  • Demonstrated excellent professional, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple projects at the same time

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday (40 hours/week)

Work Locations

300 North Ingalls Building, Ann Arbor, MI / 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.

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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