Data Analyst

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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.


The Department of Family Medicine is seeking a Qualitative and Mixed Methods Research Analyst who would collaborate under the direction of multiple principal investigators. The analyst would work on grant funded projects using qualitative and mixed methods approaches to learn more about individuals’ thoughts, beliefs, and experiences related to a variety of health conditions.

We are seeking candidates with a graduate degree in a health-related field with extensive exposure to qualitative data collection and analysis. A bachelor’s degree with at least three years of experience may be considered. Experience communicating with study participants and with data collection through interviews, focus groups, and open-ended survey items is required. Since a significant portion of this position will involve analyzing qualitative data, experience with qualitative analysis software (e.g., MaxQDA, NVivo, Dedoose) is preferred.

The analyst will work as a part of several research teams and have access to mentors who can help support career growth and provide guidance when encountering methodological or analytical challenges.

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


  • Gather and synthesize literature relevant to study design and content area
  • Follow study protocol and maintain study records to ensure ethical and responsible conduct of research
  • Communicate with potential and enrolled study participants (e.g., coordinating a time for interviews/focus groups)
  • Conduct qualitative interviews and assist with other data collection, as needed
  • Work in a team to analyze qualitative data and integrate quantitative and qualitative findings using software such as MaxQDA, NVivo, or other
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting findings in written, tabular, and visual formats for reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Assisting in the writing and editing of reports, abstracts, manuscripts, conference presentations, and grant proposals
  • Participating as a team member in discussions on mixed methods approaches and improvements of data collection, quality of data analyses, and documentation
  • Supporting faculty and staff in the development of qualitative and mixed methods analysis plans
  • Providing general qualitative and mixed methods analytic support to faculty and staff
  • Opportunitites to participate in ongoing training, collaborative project meetings, and advanced methods workshops are supported and encouraged.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor’s degree in health-related field and three years of experience in qualitative or mixed methods research OR a graduate degree in a health-related field and at least one year of experience in qualitative or mixed methods research
  • Interest in interviewing, qualitative research, and mixed methods
  • A nonjudgmental and respectful attitude regarding chronic health issues
  • A professional demeanor, dependability, and ability to work well under pressure
  • Initiative and willingness to learn new tasks

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with manuscript writing and a desire to advance these skills
  • Ability to independently and creatively address problems and seek resources/help as necessary

Work Schedule

This position works remotely at this time. Flexible work agreements are reviewed annually and are subject to change dependent on the business needs of the hiring department, throughout the course of employment. This position may require onsite and remote work assignment in the future, based on the business needs of the unit.

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.

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.