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.


A team of researchers within the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, is seeking an experienced and motivated statistical analyst to support the analysis of data derived from a multiyear federally funded randomized trial, investigator initiated clinical trials, and publicly available datasets. The position presents an exciting opportunity to help advance research focused on the care of people with chronic liver disease. The work is led by a principle investigator hepatologist (liver disease specialist) and the research team includes a senior statistician and other hepatologists. 

This position requires proficiency in diverse research methods, analyses of primary and secondary data, and assistance in writing sections of manuscripts and grants. The ability to apply independent problem solving to existing and emerging scientific knowledge is required. In addition, the research involves opportunities to apply advanced methods for the analysis of clinical trials and large data. Participation in ongoing training, collaborative research meetings, and advanced methods workshops are supported and encouraged.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

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
  • Retirement Savings Opportunities


This position involves a wide range of tasks related to management and analysis of quantitative data from clinical trials and publicly available sources. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support including:

  • Providing guidance on new research questions and study designs and determining the appropriate statistical testing/modeling approach in accordance with the project's design.
  • Utilizing accurate and innovative methods to solve analytic problems.
  • Independently conducting appropriate data analyses through computational implementation of statistical methods.
  • Creating, manipulating, merging, and maintaining large, complex datasets.
  • Implementing methods to ensure data quality including sensitivity and subgroup analyses.
  • Performing power calculations and estimating sample sizes.
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular, and visual formats for reports, manuscripts, and presentations.
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files and summarizing and presenting results.
  • Drafting methods or related specific analysis plans for projects/manuscripts.
  • Assisting in the writing of manuscripts and grant proposals.

Required Qualifications*

Senior Level:

  • Bachelor's Degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health, public policy, or a related field focused on data analysis and interpretation.
  • 3-5 years professional experience using R, SAS, or Python software for statistical analyses.

Intermediate Level: 

  • Bachelor's Degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health, public policy, or a related field focused on data analysis and interpretation.
  • 1-3 years professional experience using R, SAS, or Python software for statistical analyses.

  • Strong computational skills.
  • Experience with large datasets, complex data structures, and linkages between data sources.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Must be consistently and extremely detail-oriented.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with researchers.
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently assess technical problems and provide/program solutions.
  • Must have proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written in the English language, are essential.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health, public policy, or a related field focused on data analysis and interpretationTwo or more years of experience in statistical analysis and database management.
  • Experience working on and managing secure data servers.
  • Ability to quickly learn and analyze new datasets.
  • Ability to develop and apply new or advanced statistical methods appropriate to the research project.
  • Training or experience in survival analysis
  • Experience in managing and supporting major research projects using large publicly available or administrative datasets, such as Medicare

Work Locations

This position offers a flexible work schedule and the ability to work fully remotely.

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. This job 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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COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine.  This includes those working remotely.   More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.