Statistician Intermediate

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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 Michigan Society of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgeons (MSTCVS) Quality Collaborative seek applications for a part-time statistician intermediate (20 hours per week). The biostatistician would leverage large, multi-center clinical registries to draw insight into the care and outcomes of patients who undergo adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery in the state of Michigan. The selected candidate will participate in study design, data cleaning, data analysis, summarization, and interpretation. 

The statistician intermediate will have a primary appointment in the Department of Cardiac Surgery. This position will report directly to the MSTCVS Project Manager and be housed at the MSTCVS Coordinating Center. 

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.


  • Leverage large, multi-center clinical registries to draw insight in the care and outcomes of patients who undergo adult cardiac and general thoracic surgery.
  • Participate in study design, data cleaning, data analysis, summarization, and interpretation.
  • Prepare and refine analytic approaches developed in conjunction with investigative teams, including the Statistician Lead. Products of these analyses would include abstracts and publications.
  • Write and edit programs to clean, merge, and analyze data. Interpret data findings and prepare materials so they are suitable for publication in a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Develop tables, charts and graphs for quarterly meetings. Maintain and update appropriate level of documentation and annotation of the corresponding analytic code.
  • Contribute to the development of analysis methodology. Prepare suitable documentation to explain the chosen methodological approach. Documentation should be appropriate for a range of internal and external audiences.
  • Ability to manage and analyze large datasets, including registry and administrative claims data.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Bachelor's degree in a recognized field directly related to the position, with strong computing and quantitative skills.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience required.
  • Excellent attention to detail, well organized and the ability to manage multiple projects independently with minimal supervision.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, in the English language.
  • Ability to take initiative and be a self-starter.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in biostatistics with minimum of 3-4 years of analytic experience is preferred. 
  • Ability to draft statistical tests and develop related analysis plan in accordance with project designs.
  • Familiarity with common statistical models and methods used in biostatistics, including generalized linear regression, survival analysis, mixed model and longitudinal regression models.
  • Excellent skills using SAS, R, STAT and/or SPSS.
  • Experience working with complex data structures and linkages between data sources including understanding medical procedure codes.

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.