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Position: Senior Research Area Specialist
Institution: University of Michigan
Department: Biostatistics Department
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Duties: Supervise the production of various deliverables including the writing of supporting documents, the implementation of computer code, and the evaluation of data for quality assurance purposes. Develop the analytical and statistical approaches for particular research questions. Carry out statistical and descriptive analyses and evaluate results. Devise tests to evaluate the validity of data and analyses. Work with other staff members and faculty members to evaluate chronic and end stage renal disease research findings. Train and supervise research staff in statistical methods and programming skills
Requirements: Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Public Policy, Economics, Epidemiology or a related field. Five or more years of work experience with health-related data analysis. Three or more years of research experience using SAS for data management and statistical analysis. At least one graduate level course in statistics
   
Text: facebook twitter rss plus Login Help Research Area Specialist Sr Home Search Jobs Benefits Choose Michigan Temporary Employment Career Development Apply Now Clicking "Apply Now" opens the link in a new window. How to Apply 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. Responsibilities* Supervise the production of various deliverables including the writing of supporting documents, the implementation of computer code, and the evaluation of data for quality assurance purposes. Develop the analytical and statistical approaches for particular research questions. Carry out statistical and descriptive analyses and evaluate results. Devise tests to evaluate the validity of data and analyses. Work with other staff members and faculty members to evaluate chronic and end stage renal disease research findings. Train and supervise research staff in statistical methods and programming skills. Write SAS programs and documentation for data preparation, analysis file creation, statistical analysis, and reporting. Assist with the preparation of programs requiring complex combination of data from multiple sources. Write documentation of computer program code used in the research. Write documentation and research guides for projects. Assist in the creation and checking of project reports and deliverables. Participate in meetings and conference calls with research sponsors to define research questions and deliverables, present results, and determine next steps. Answer questions from the community and external contractors about measure calculations and/or investigations into data irregularities. Perform independent critical analyses of pertinent literature, Medicare rules and regulation, and legislation. Evaluate data sources to determine whether and how they can be used for particular research questions. May contribute to research papers and manuscripts for publication and presentation at conferences and workshops. Required Qualifications* Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Public Policy, Economics, Epidemiology or a related field. Five or more years of work experience with health-related data analysis. Three or more years of research experience using SAS for data management and statistical analysis. At least one graduate level course in statistics. Excellent communication skills. Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent interpersonal skills. The ability to work as part of a team or individually while meeting deadlines in a multi-tasking environment. Excellent computing skills in the Windows environment, particularly with MS Word, Excel, and Power Point. Desired Qualifications* Advanced statistical training including survival analysis. Experience in technical and research writing including writing proposals. Three or more years of experience with analysis of Medicare data. Experience with analysis of data for End-Stage Renal Disease patients. Experience with R programming language. Additional Information The Kidney Epidemiology and Cost Center (KECC) carries out research in epidemiology, public policy, economics, outcomes research relating to End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease, and organ transplantation ( www.kecc.sph.umich.edu ). KECC maintains a comprehensive historical database of over 3 million ESRD patients drawn primarily from Medicare data. We are seeking an experienced and dynamic staff leader/member with a commitment to contributing to a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment for all members of our community. Background Screening The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. U-M EEO/AA Statement The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Job Detail Job Opening ID 145881 Working Title Research Area Specialist Sr Job Title Research Area Specialist Sr Work Location Ann Arbor Campus Ann Arbor, MI Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular FLSA Status Exempt Organizational Group School Pub Health Department Biostatistics Department Posting Begin/End Date 8/09/2017 - 8/30/2017 Salary $66,300.00 - $78,019.00 Career Interest Research Apply Now Contact Non-discrimination Statement Accessibility Security & Safety Annual Report Labor Law Notices © 2017 The Regents of the University of Michigan
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