Statistician Senior

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Summary

The University of Michigan's Department of Radiation Oncology is seeking a Biostatistician to support our research efforts.

Mission Statement

The mission of the University of Michigan is to serve the people of Michigan and the world through preeminence in creating, communicating, preserving and applying knowledge, art, and academic values, and in developing leaders and citizens who will challenge the present and enrich the future.

Responsibilities*

We are building a dynamic multidisciplinary team to explore the clinical and genetic determinants of cancer immunotherapy effectiveness and build predictive models for cancer outcomes. Responsibilities will include validating, standardizing, and analyzing massive databases of clinicogenomic data from national cancer cohorts, generating new insights on cancer therapy effectiveness and identifying new hypotheses for randomized clinical trials. Specific projects include but are not limited to interrogating a Veterans Affairs database of 20,000+ lung cancer patients receiving immunotherapy and identifying novel predictors of tumor response from high-dimensional data sources including electronic medical record data, clinical free text, and genomic data; building and validating high-dimensional models for mortality and treatment toxicities; and develop new natural language processing tools to extract usable data from clinical text. Responsibilities include validating, standardizing, and analyzing large clinicogenomic databases. The ideal candidate would be familiar with standard statistical methods as well as machine learning techniques as the project will involve interfacing with leaders in natural language processing and other artificial intelligence approaches. This position will aid clinical trial development as well as enable the development of tools to help patients and physicians better understand lung cancer treatment options.

Required Qualifications*

Senior Level:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience 
  • A publication record demonstrating application of analytics skills is also a requirement for this position.
  • Because of funding restrictions, candidate must be a US citizen.

Intermediate Level (underfill position):

  • Minimum of a Bachelor degree in a recognized field of science or learning which is directly related to the duties of the position.
  • 1 - 3 years of professional experience 
  • A publication record demonstrating application of analytics skills is also a requirement for this position.
  • Because of funding restrictions, candidate must be a US citizen.

Desired Qualifications*

A Masters in a biostatistics or epidemiology is highly suggested for either position.  Experience with data cleaning and analysis is required. Prior experience with SQL, SAS, and R is highly desired. Experience with Veterans Affairs Central Data Warehouse is desirable but not required. We are looking for an enthusiastic, ambitious, and self-motivated individual who can independently conduct research with strong verbal and written communication skills. We are looking for someone interested in working in a collaborative environment with junior and senior group members.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

Additional Information

This is a grant-funded position that will report directly to Dr. Alex Bryant, Michael Green, and Matthew Schipper. This is a hybrid position with options for remote work. Our group seeks to define and harness the determinants of inflammation which shape anti-tumoral immunity and influence cancer therapy efficacy. We conduct preclinical, translational, and clinical research to improve cancer care.

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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