Research Analyst

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Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences is seeking to hire a skilled individual with a
background and interest in data collection for clinical research projects, including the data that will populate a
large ophthalmology electronic health record repository our department is building. The employee will support
researchers performing health services, population health and outcomes research related to vision by
recruiting patients and obtaining data directly from them to integrate into the repository, as well as from
electronic health records, diagnostic equipment, and other sources. They will also perform data cleaning and
data analysis activities on the data collected. The successful candidate will work with a dynamic team of
researchers, statisticians, and IT professionals and coordinate activities related to the development of the
repository.

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
  • 2:1 Match on retirement savings

Responsibilities*

  • Perform data extraction activities at the Kellogg Eye Center and community offices
  • Assist with data management and database building
  • Regualrly maintain dashboards to coordinate data intake and processing
  • Coordinate incoming data into the repository from different sources and staff members
  • Obtain data directly from patients to integrate into the repository
  • Prepare supporting materials for grant applications and clinical studies
  • Assist with regulatory, compliance, and IRB paperwork for the repository

Required Qualifications*

• Bachelor's degree in Public Health, Bioinformatics, Data Science, or a related discipline 
• Intermediate level knowledge of Structured Query Language and SQL databases
• Some knowledge of Python, Javascript, or other popular scripting languages.
• Some familiarity and comfort with command-line environments (Linux terminal and/or Microsoft Powershell)
• Excellent office computer skills 
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to receive and convey information clearly and concisely
• Ability to work successfully with a diverse team in a collaborative fashion
• Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills 
• Demonstrated ability to work well under time constraints
• Candidate must have a high degree of initiative and resourcefulness 

Desired Qualifications*

• A minimum of 2-4 year's work experience in a research or related technical field
• Knowledge of modern HTML5 technologies and CSS a plus
• Familiarity with object oriented design principles a plus
• Familiarity with and interest in data visualization technologies a plus
• Experience with Tableau a plus
• Experience using SAS or R a plus
• Familiarity with EPIC electronic health record data and abstraction of data from medical records
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to interact well with patients and obtain data from them to integrate into the repository 
• Excellent organizational skills
• Experience working with a variety of datasets
• Demonstrated ability to multi-task and work independently with minimal supervision
• Familiarity with ophthalmology a plus 

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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