Statistician Senior

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We ask that a cover letter is included for your application to be considered. Please attach it to the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline experience that directly relates to it. The target salary range for this position is $74,000 -  $82,000. 


The School of Dentistry is a leader in dental research in the United States and the world. Research projects being conducted in the school range from basic science to multicenter clinical studies. The School of Dentistry (SoD) Office of Research is looking for you to join our team as a Statistician where you will report to the Research Office Senior Manager. In this role, you will be involved with a range of different projects, using a wide range of statistical methods. Our organization supports the SoD's mission of "Advancing health through education, service, research, and discovery." The Office of Research supports employee development through project opportunities and the university's professional development catalog.

This is a two-year limited position where you will have a hybrid work arrangement that will require both remote and in-person appointments. 

Why Work at Michigan?

The School of Dentistry is consistently ranked as the #1 dental school in the United States and the world. We embrace diversity in many forms and champion diversity of thought and culture. Our Mission, core values, and additional information about our school can be found on our website. The University of Michigan also offers comprehensive benefits to help you stay well and to support you as you plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous paid time off for vacations, holidays, sick time, season days, and paid parental leave.
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions after the first year of employment. Many choices for comprehensive health insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses.
  • Work-life programs to strengthen a workplace culture that supports personal and family life, including child care, elder care, lactation resources, and mental and emotional health services.


You will be involved with a range of different projects, using a wide range of statistical methods.  Some of these projects include grant applications, analyses and support for smaller student and faculty projects and more in-depth analyses for specific larger studies and projects. 

  • You will apply data management and statistical techniques and technical skills to promote the collection, analysis and interpretation of data arising from research studies.
  • Provide consultation on study design including identifying research questions, choice of study design, sample size and power considerations, protocol development, preparation of statistical sections of an IRB application, and creation of a survey or questionnaire.
  • Participate in data analysis, data visualization, statistical analysis, experimental design, and database development.
  • You will provide statistical consultation on preparation of manuscripts, posters, abstracts and grant applications.
  • You will communicate results of analyses to investigators and identify next steps for analyses.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Biostatistics, or related fields.
  • 3+ years of experience in data management and statistical analysis.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Suite
  • Familiar with statistical software packages such as SAS and SPSS or similar software

Work Locations

This position is located at the School of Dentistry at 1011 N University Ave.

Additional Information

This is a two (2)-year term appointment with the possibility of renewal contingent upon performance and funding. The salary range quoted for this position reflects 100% effort (40 hours per week).

Background Screening

The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks.  Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

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.

Vaccine Requirements

COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty and staff working in the following areas: Michigan Medicine including the Medical School, Dental School, University Health Service or the Mary A. Rackham Institute.  This includes those working remotely and temporary workers.   More information on this new policy is available on the U-M Health Response.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.