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. Also of note, during the interview process, you may be provided a data set and asked to analyze the material and present a brief assessment of the data.
The primary mission of the University of Michigan Medical School Office of Research is to foster an environment of innovation and efficiency that serves the Medical School research community and supports biomedical science from insight to impact. To that end, our team is constantly striving to enhance the research enterprise, including maintaining an investigator-focused infrastructure, facilitating and diversifying investigators' avenues for funding, and streamlining research processes.
The UMMS Office of Research has numerous reporting units and programs such as the Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research (MICHR), the Clinical Research Calendar Review & Analysis Office (CRAO), the Fast Forward Medical Innovation, the Biomedical Research Core Facilities (BRCF), the Institutional Review Board (IRB Med), and the Medical School Grant Services and Analysis Office. Together, these teams provide the necessary support to position our researchers for success.
Business & Financial Analysts work with administrative data sets--including research, facilities, financial, and human resource systems--to support business operations and strategic initiatives within the school. Analysts work with a team of professionals to assist, support, and develop strategies to enhance leadership's decision-making.
In our Grant Services & Analysis Office, we are seeking a Business Analyst to complete the production of management reports that help support the strategic decision making of the school related to research finances and resourcing. The position will drive the organization and production of our reporting platforms, participate on a team that responds to data requests from across Michigan Medicine, and directly impacts the management of our research resources. This position will report to and work closely with the Director of the Grant Review and Analysis Office.
Provide reporting regarding the research financial activities of the Medical School; tasks will include: data collection, analysis, and formatting report deliverables for both standardized and "ad hoc" reports.
Perform maintenance of existing management reporting systems and production of new reports, including monitoring that scheduled updates have been completed, validating data integrity, and maintaining user help pages.
Documenting methodologies associated with database queries, report templates, and data analysis.
Performing ad hoc query of research award and expenditure data sets in order to meet customer needs.
Additionally, the position will work closely with other stakeholders within the Medical School Office of Research. The Grant Services and Analysis Office works on projects with other units that involve the research financial data sets and will provide both an analytics community for the position as well as present opportunities for continued growth and professional development.
Bachelor degree in Business Administration or quantitative field required; finance, economics, cost accounting, statistics, or operations management preferred.
Associate Level: 0-2 years professional experience preferably in analytical role or equivalent combination of education and experience. Intermediate Level: 3-7 years professional experience, preferably in an analytical role, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Strong skills in Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
Experience presenting analyses in a variety of forms.
Proven ability to function as a member of a team, build effective working relationships, and demonstrate initiative.
Experience in building dashboard displays, particularly in Tableau.
Experience developing database queries (via Tableau, ToadPoint, Business Objects, or other data diving tools).
Strong project management skills, organized, results oriented, and ability to successfully sustain multiple ongoing initiatives simultaneously.
This position may be underfilled at a lower classification depending on the qualifications of the selected candidate.
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.
Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.
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 is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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