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Data Analyst

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University is seeking a Data Analyst to assist with the CHARM study. This position will be an opportunity to support research meant to impact maternal and child health in Michigan. This project, Child Health Advances through Research with Mothers, is a state-wide study involving scientists from MSU, University of Michigan, Wayne State University, Henry Ford Health System, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. CHARM is also a part of the national research effort ECHO, Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes.

Scientists have made slow progress in preventing babies from being born prematurely, minimal progress in preventing birth defects and cerebral palsy, and virtually no progress in preventing children from developing autism, or intellectual disability. We think that this lack of adequate progress is partly because of we are missing a comprehensive, prospective assessment of how the total pregnancy experience shapes the short- and long-term health of mothers and children and the risks of these conditions. In particular, we have very little knowledge of the chemical exposures that women are exposed to at critical times in pregnancy. A carefully studied pregnancy cohort can address this problem.

Duties: The successful candidate will have experience with large and complex data sets, preferably health related data. The analyst will also need to be comfortable using a software used for statistical analysis such as SAS, STATA, or R daily. The analyst will be responsible for cleaning data, running in office analysis and reports, ensuring the confidentiality of participant data, and manage sharing procedures of data. The position will assist the data manager with transfer of existing data to the national program office through online portals and REDCap.

Qualifications: B.S./B.A. in computer science, statistics, epidemiology, or related field, ability to use SAS, STATA, or R, and experience with working with large data sets. Strong attention to detail and strong verbal skills. Ability to multitask.

Preferred: Ability to use SQL. Experience participating in development of abstracts, manuscripts, and grant proposals. Experience with data use agreements. Currently obtaining a graduate degree in one of the related fields mentioned.

This posting offers a temporary, hourly position offering between 20-40 hours per week. Hourly rates range between $18-$22 per hour. The appointment is expected to last at least 3 months, but possibly longer if funds are available.

To apply, please send a resume and a brief description of why you are interested in the position to Alexa Krueger krueg120@msu.edu by February 10th.

Psychiatric and Drug Dependence Epidemiology

The Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for a tenured or tenure-system faculty position (Assistant, Associate, Full Professor) intended to strengthen our existing NIH research and research training programs in psychiatric and drug dependence epidemiology. This position offers a vibrant NIH-oriented university environment, a competitive salary, and a start-up package, supported by state general funds. The successful candidate will have a demonstrated capacity for field-driving epidemiological studies on at least one of the syndromes in the top rank of global disease burdens (e.g., mood disorders, schizophrenia) or drug dependence, with career goals that encompass epidemiology and prevention research supported by pertinent NIH agencies (especially NIDA, NIAAA, and NIMH). The successful candidate will be expected to become a partner and leader of extramurally funded research and T32 research training programs based in the department, teach and mentor general epidemiology graduate and medical school students and postdoctoral fellows, as well as to recruit and mentor trainees in the faculty member’s own areas of specialization. Adjunct appointments in clinical and basic research departments are possible.

Requirements: Doctoral degree (e.g., PhD, MD or equivalent) with demonstrated expertise and sponsored scholarship as outlined above.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with an anticipated start date in 2018. Candidates should apply on-line. Include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and a 2-page statement of scholarly activities, research and teaching philosophy and contact information for three references (applicant will be notified prior to contacting references). Questions regarding the position should be addressed to: Search Committee Coordinator, Mary Ann Vigil, vigil@msu.edu

MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The university actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities.