Data Analyst

umich University of Michigan

Job Summary Founded in 2011, the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) brings together multidisciplinary health services researchers to improve quality, safety, equity and affordability of health care services. IHPI is seeking an experienced and motivated statistical programmer and analyst to support the coordination and analysis of datasets derived from surveys and polls and aggregated claims data. The projects include the state-funded evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan and additional related state-funded programs, as well as the new University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging. This position reports to the IHPI Project Manager for the Healthy Michigan Plan Evaluation, and will work closely with the Director of the IHPI Data and Methods Hub, the Director of the National Poll on Healthy Aging, and the Principal Investigators (PIs) on the state-funded projects.

The person in this position will work under limited supervision and requires the ability to work independently. This position must understand both database and research complexities and apply independent problem solving requiring the application of existing and emerging scientific knowledge. The person in this position will work with multiple faculty across multiple schools and departments within the University.

Responsibilities* This position involves a wide range of tasks including data management, programming, and analysis supporting research based on survey, poll, and aggregated administrative claims data.
Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative programming and statistical support including:

  • Providing guidance regarding study design
  • Using Stata and/or SAS to clean, manage, merge, and analyze administrative and survey datasets
  • Supporting PIs and other faculty in development of specific analysis plans
  • Independently conducting appropriate data analyses
  • Preparing and maintaining technical documentation of data and analysis files
  • Summarizing, interpreting, and presenting results in written, tabular and visual formats for reports, manuscripts, and presentations
  • Assisting in the writing of manuscripts and grant proposals
  • Participating as an active team member in discussions on analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming, and documentation
  • Providing general analytic support to project faculty and staff
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master's degree in statistics, biostatistics, public health, or a related field.
  • Experience with Stata and/or SAS, ideally with two or more years of experience in database management and statistical analysis, including survey data analysis and multivariate analysis.
  • Ability to be consistently and extremely detail-oriented.
  • Ability to calculate both descriptive and inferential statistics in accordance with project designs.
  • Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources.
  • Strong interpersonal and written communication skills. Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results.
  • Excellent communication, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers.

Desired Qualifications*

  • Five or more years of experience in database management, statistical analysis, and computer programming.
  • Experience with psychometrics.
  • Experience with longitudinal data analysis.
  • Health policy experience a plus.

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 9AM to 5PM

Work Locations
North Campus Research Complex-Ann Arbor.

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

Additional Information
This position may be filled using an FLSA exempt or non-exempt designation.

Background Screening
University of Michigan Health System 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.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job 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.

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