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 Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation (IHPI) brings together more than 600 U-M health services researchers to improve the quality, safety, equity and affordability of healthcare. IHPI advances the work of its faculty members through development and evaluation of strategic research initiatives, facilitation of education and training programs, access to data and analysis, and provision of robust communications and policy support.
IHPI seeks a motivated and team-oriented Data Analyst to support the analysis of data derived from surveys, aggregated claims data, and publicly available datasets. This work is part of IHPI’s evaluation of the Healthy Michigan Plan, Michigan’s Medicaid expansion program, which is funded by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services as required by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The Data Analyst will contribute to formal evaluation reports that are submitted to these agencies as well as other products.
The person in this position will collaborate with evaluation team members from across multiple schools and departments within the University and will work under limited supervision from the Senior Project Manager and the Lead Data Analyst working on this project. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of data and will be able to independently apply existing and emerging scientific knowledge to solve research questions. In addition, the successful candidate will be proactive, demonstrate the ability to oversee and prioritize multiple tasks, respond to many requests, and adapt in a dynamic and rapidly evolving work environment.
The individual in this position will also have the opportunity to be a part of an analytic community through the IHPI Data & Methods Hub (DMH). The DMH provides methods and data services to a broad range of faculty investigators from across the University. DMH staff will serve as a cohort of mentors for the Data Analyst. The Data Analyst may have the opportunity to take on other analytic projects related to health services research and health policy through the DMH as time permits.
This position involves a wide range of tasks related to data management and analysis of quantitative data obtained through surveys, aggregated administrative claims data, and publicly available data. Specifically, the position involves providing independent and collaborative statistical support including:
Cleaning, managing, merging, and analyzing data from administrative and survey datasets.
Supporting faculty and staff in the 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 reports, manuscripts, conference presentations, 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, including possibly providing analytic support to other IHPI projects including the National Poll on Healthy Aging and/or other projects related to health services research or health policy through the DMH.
Bachelor’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, psychology, public health, or a related field.
One or more years of experience in data management, statistical analysis, and/or computer programming.
One or more years of experience using Stata for statistical analyses.
Ability to calculate both descriptive and inferential statistics in accordance with project designs.
Proven ability to write clear and concise technical documentation, summaries of various methodologies, and descriptions of statistical results, as well as create charts, tables, and other visual aids.
Experience with complex data structures and linkages between data sources.
Experience with survey data.
Ability to be consistently detail-oriented.
Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and efficiently work on multiple assignments simultaneously.
Flexibility and ability to work independently and collaboratively with multiple researchers.
Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, psychology, public health, or a related field.
Health policy experience, especially interest or knowledge in Medicaid.
Experience with psychometrics.
Experience with longitudinal data analysis.
Experience with Python and R.
Experience with geocoding.
Experience with qualitative data analysis
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