Statistician Senior/Lead

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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

Overview:The goal of the Michigan Women’s Health Initiative (MiWHI) is to link pregnant and birthing individuals with unmet social health needs identified in health care settings to resources in their communities to address these needs. MiWHI is a partner in a statewide Health Equity Grant collaborative, which aims to address social health needs in patients across Michigan by linking healthcare and community partners to achieve equitable health outcomes for all. This collaborative operates with health equity as a core value across all processes and outcomes.  Role Summary:MiWHI  is seeking a highly driven, well-organized statistician. This position involves statistical tasks and data management associated with healthcare datasets, including clinically abstracted data from 75 hospitals across the state of Michigan via the Obstetrics Initiative (OBI), survey data, and claims data from both private and public payers. The ideal candidate will work independently and efficiently. The candidate must understand quality improvement and research complexities and can readily apply problem-solving techniques. You will have access to peers and mentors who can help support career growth and provide guidance when encountering analytic challenges.

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*

Statistical Analysis

  • Design analyses and communicate results with various audiences
  • Support PIs and others in development of specific analytic plans
  • Work with collaborators to define scientific questions, formulate models and methods, apply appropriate statistical methods, and advise on presentation of results
  • Independently conduct appropriate data analyses
  • Document technical procedures for future reference and make recommendations for data analysis process improvements
  • Support the development and publication of academic research papers, including independently drafting Methods and Results sections
Data Management
  • Contribute to team dialogue about opportunities to merge existing and novel datasets and thereby create health IT infrastructure that more effectively promotes health equity
  • Build analytical cohorts from large and complex datasets, including claims data
  • Actively contribute as an intellectual partner to team discussions about cohort creation, variable definitions, programming, analytic approaches, and opportunities to improve data collection
Reporting
  • Design and prepare various analytic reports and dashboards for internal team members and external stakeholders
Other Duties as Assigned

Required Qualifications*

Lead Required Qualifications

  • Five years of professional experience in data analysis (R and Python preferable, SAS and Stata are acceptable)
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Biostatics, Public Health or related field
  • Strong statistical background, especially in modeling correlated data
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience in manipulating and analyzing projects using large administrative data
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on competing priorities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be consistently detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Senior Required Qualifications
  • Three years of professional experience in data analysis (R and Python preferable, SAS and Stata are acceptable)
  • Minimum of Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Biostatics, Public Health or related field
  • Strong statistical background, especially in modeling correlated data
  • Strong programming skills
  • Experience in manipulating and analyzing projects using large administrative data
  • Ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on competing priorities with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be consistently detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in Statistics, Biostatistics, Public Health, Computer Science, or related field.
  • Experience serving marginalized communities
  • Demonstrated contributions to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Experience with building reproducible analytic reports (for example Rmarkdown, Quarto and Jupyter notebook)
  • Experience with and version control tools, such as GitHub
  • Knowledge of Agile framework, such as SCRUM

Underfill Statement

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

Additional Information

This team is a remote-first workforce; however, certain meetings are mandatory and may require the employee to be present in person. Reasonable notice of in-person meetings will be given. Remote work is supported and expected as appropriate within one’s role.  

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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