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 Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a motivated and organized individual to join our growing multidisciplinary research team. The Data Analyst will work with investigators and other research team members to accurately and efficiently carry out a range of programming and analytic tasks for health services research, evaluation, and implementation projects. These projects use data from large public and private health systems and payers (e.g., Medicare, Veterans Health Administration) as well as longitudinal, complex survey data. The individual must be self-motivated and have a strong interest in programming and working with large datasets, as this position will entail extensive data management. Applicants graduating by May of 2024 are encouraged to apply. 


Position specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: 

  • Process and combine large data sources including claims, administrative data, complex surveys, and public data (e.g. Census data) for multidisciplinary mental health services research. 
  • Employ appropriate data management techniques give the data structure and specific research and evaluation questions. 
  • Under the supervision of project principal investigators and biostatisticians, execute simple analyses such as linear regression. 
  • Attend regular meetings with project investigators to discuss progress and prepare presentations of study findings, including drafting methods and results sections of reports and papers as it relates to data processing/management. 

Required Qualifications*

All applicants must: 

  • have a Bachelor's degree in Statistics, Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Health Services), Informatics, Social Sciences, or related field 
  • have at least 1 year of experience.
  • be highly motivated, organized, and independent individual and excellent multi-tasking ability and record keeping. 
  • be able to process and manage data and conduct simple statistical analysis using SAS, R, or Stata, and must be open to learning other programs
  • have demonstrated data management skills and experience preparing data for analysis. 
  • have at least introductory knowledge of statistical theory and application, and a willingness to learn and apply new methods and approaches
  • have excellent technical writing skills for documenting database structure and content. 
  • have excellent communication skills (both written and verbal), including the ability to independently prepare correspondence (e.g. email messages) and write/edit/produce reports. 

Desired Qualifications*

The fully prepared candidate will have: 

  • a Master's degree in Statistics, Public Health (Biostatistics, Epidemiology, or Health Services), Informatics, Social Sciences, or a related field. 
  • previous experience processing and manipulating data in SAS. 
  • previous experience with administrative and clinical claims data such as Medicare, Veterans Health Administration or other large health systems, or other large commercial claims databases. 

Work Schedule

Monday - Friday

Work Locations

Ann Arbor Campus

Additional Information

The Department of Psychiatry is firmly committed to advancing inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility, and belonging. Our community supports recruiting and cultivating a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and the world. We strive to create a work culture where each team member feels respected, valued, and safe. 

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.

In addition to the screenings indicated above under Michigan law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of transfer or employment for this position.

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.


The University of Michigan participates with the federal EVerify system.  Individuals hired into positions that are funded by a federal contract with the FAR EVerify clause must have their identity and work eligibility confirmed by the EVerify system.  This position is identified as a position that may include the EVerify requirement.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

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