Statistician

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A cover letter and resume are required for consideration for this position; include the cover letter as the first page of your application.  The letter should specifically address your interest in this position and outline relevant skills and experience.

Summary

Please note:  This position may be filled at the title of Statistician Senior or Statistician Intermediate, depending on level of expertise, education and years of experience.  The salary range for the Senior level position is $75,000-$90,000 and the salary range for the Intermediate level position is $65,000-$75,000.

The University of Michigan Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is seeking an outstanding statistician to support the data management and analysis activities of the Institute. The Institute for Firearm Injury Prevention is a new transdisciplinary institute that works to engage the breadth of expertise across the University of Michigan, with input from nonacademic stakeholders, to generate knowledge and advance solutions that will decrease firearm injury in the United States. The Institute fosters research that is mindful of the critical social and historical context of firearms in the U.S., and is inclusive and encourages diverse viewpoints, disciplinary perspectives, and approaches. The Institute also serves as a national hub for research that will drive new solutions to this public health crisis, and will train the next generation of leaders in the field. The Institute is supported by an organizational structure that provides internal oversight and external guidance, and focuses activities across four cores: 1) research, 2) education and training, 3) community outreach and translation, and 4) data and methods; and across six pillars: firearm-related suicide, firearm-related intimate partner violence, community violence, unintentional shootings, police shootings, and mass/school violence.

Responsibilities*

The successful candidate will work as the lead data manager and analyst for the Institute and will conduct analyses to further the many research studies of the Institute, including a national survey on firearm behaviors and attitudes.

Specific tasks performed will include:

  • Perform cleaning and documentation of data generated from Institute studies or studies run by Institute investigators; these may include primary data, as well as data from large databases and complex survey samples.
  • Writing programs to clean data and perform statistical analysis in SAS, Stata, R, and/or Python
  • Formulating and implementing statistical analysis plans tailored to specific project needs
  • Documentation and presentation of analytic results
  • Creating data visualizations for data briefs, manuscripts, or presentations
  • Procuring external data sources needed to supplement studies (e.g., publicly available data from the census, CDC WONDER, ICPSR, or other sources)

Required Qualifications*

• Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Health Services), or related field

  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience is required for the Intermediate level position, and 3-5 years of relevant work experience is required for the Senior level position.

• Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping

• Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analyses using statistical software packages such as R, SAS, and/or Stata.

• Demonstrated data management skills and experience preparing data for analysis

• Solid grounding in statistical theory and application, and willingness to learn and apply new methods and approaches.

• Possession of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. 

• Exceptional ability to independently prepare correspondence (especially with e-mail messages) and write/edit/produce reports

• Professional demeanor and excellent interpersonal skills

• Ability to work and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary team

Desired Qualifications*

• Master's degree in Statistics, Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Health Services), or a related field

• Experience with complex survey samples, and administrative and clinical claims data

Underfill Statement

This position may be filled at the title of Statistician Senior or Statistician Intermediate, depending on level of expertise, education and years of experience.  The salary range for the Senior level position is $75,000-$90,000 and the salary range for the Intermediate level position is $65,000-$75,000.

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