Statistician Senior / Intermediate, University of Michigan


University of Michigan

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration of 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 Center for Healthcare Outcomes and Policy (CHOP) aims to improve the efficiency of healthcare in the United States by optimizing clinical practice and informing health policy. CHOP is a consortium of over 100 faculty and staff, including clinician scientists, economists, biostatisticians, epidemiologists and other social scientists from the U-M Medical School and School of Public Health. More information can be found at:

The Statistician in this position will perform statistical programming, analysis, and data management of large administrative claims datasets, and provides technical assistance to research teams. The individual in this position will also assist clinicians and other clinical researchers in determining the appropriate analytical methodology to meet their needs, use various statistical packages, and summarizes and interprets statistical results.


The statistician in this position should be comfortable cleaning large datasets and creating cohort files. This position requires management of very large data sets including Medicare, MarketScan, BCBSM, registries and other data sets, and statistical analysis.  The Statistician works closely with faculty, fellows, biostatisticians and data base administrators to:

  • understand research project and proposal designs and requirements;
  • write, test and implement programs based on the analytic design of the project or proposal using STATA, SAS or R to clean, manage, merge, and analyze data;
  • develop statistical analyses for presentation and discussion with the principal investigator and others;
  • contribute to study reports or manuscripts by preparing tables, graphs and other data displays
  • create and maintain technical documentation;
  • contribute to the development of methods to evaluate progress of data collection on new projects;
  • participate as a team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation.
  • other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications*

Senior Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; degrees in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills will be considered
  • 3 – 5 years’ experience using statistical analysis software (e.g., STATA, SAS, R)
  • Possesses and able to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of health services research to the completion of difficult assignments
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis

Intermediate Level:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field; degrees in related field with strong computing and quantitative skills will be considered
  • 1 – 3 years’ experience using statistical analysis software (e.g., STATA, SAS, R)
  • Knows and can apply the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of health services research.
  • Must be able to program, manage data, and conduct statistical analysis

Desired Qualifications*

  • Direct experience in supporting, managing and analyzing major research projects using large administrative data sets such as Medicare, Medicaid, commercial insurance is strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of econometrics is a plus
  • Master’s degree in Statistics, biostatistics, Public Health, or related field
  • Experience with coding in at least two of the following; STATA, SAS or R
  • Experience performing basic regressions and modeling
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Working knowledge of epidemiologic concepts and methodology
  • Strong programming knowledge using a high level programming language
  • Experience with database management and complex data structures and linkages between data sources including understanding medical procedure codes
  • Ability to draft statistical tests in accordance with project designs and to solve analytic problems, including descriptive statistics, linear regression, logistic regression, survival analysis, mixed models with repeated measures, multi-level modeling, and conjoint analysis
  • Ability to independently develop instruments and related analysis plans
  • Experience with multicriteria decision analysis is a plus

Work Locations

This position has the capability to work a hybrid schedule. Our offices are located within the North Campus Research Complex.

Underfill Statement

This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.

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.