Database Analyst/Prgm Inter

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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 Internal Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine is seeking a full-time Database Analyst Programmer Intermediate. This position will provide data analytic support for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS). HMS is a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network funded Collaborative Quality Initiative.  It is a data-driven collaborative made up of 69 hospitals across the State of Michigan with a goal of improving the quality of care for hospitalized medical patients. The three main areas that HMS currently focuses on are: vascular access (PICCs and Midlines), antimicrobial use, and sepsis.

The selected candidate will work under supervision of a Senior Data Analyst. The selected candidate should be able to demonstrate the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively as part of the data analytics team consisting of Data Analysts, Statisticians, and Program Evaluation Specialists and Physicians. 

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.


This position involves a wide range of tasks including data management, programming, and analysis, report building, and survey design. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative analytic support including:

  • Prepare data collection tools for collecting of data from hospitals in Michigan.
  • Building reports for research with user-friendly data visualizations that are effective in increasing awareness among end-users and clinicians.
  • Writing, testing, and implementing programs to clean, merge, and analyze and maintain large complex datasets.
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files.
  • Maintain, clean and organize datasets for statisticians

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of a master’s degree in computer science, health informatics, biostatistics/statistics or relevant related field
  • Ability to program and manage data using standard software (such as STATA, SAS, or Python)
  • Strong computer skills including MSWord, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time
  • Ability to accurately and efficiently assess technical problems and provide/program solutions
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple stakeholders 
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written in the English language, and interpersonal skills are essential
  • Version control such as GIT, Subversion, Team Foundation
  • Solid and demonstrable understanding of data types and structures
  • At least 1 year of experience with visual analytic software (Tableau, Business Objects)
  • At least 2 years of experience with survey design (Lime Survey, Drupal, Qualtrics, etc)
  • Ability to work effectively on teams and collaborate with external partners
  • Ability to craft complex SQL queries

Desired Qualifications*

  • Experience with Python ML tools: Keras, Jupyter Notebooks, Pandas, scikit-learn, Flask, OpenCV, Tesseract, and Numpy
  • Previous experience with building machine learning models
  • Healthcare IT and EHR knowledge
  • Experience with automated data pulls (i.e. FHIR HL7)
  • Using agile methodologies to track work

Work Schedule

  • This is a hybrid work from home/in office position that will require the ability to be in the office in Ann Arbor for 1 or more days per week.

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.