Director Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics

Royal Oak, Michigan (US)
Commensurate with experience
November 15 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Beaumont Health is Michigan’s largest health care system based on inpatient admissions and net patient revenue. A not-for-profit organization formed in 2014 when Beaumont Health System, Botsford Health Care and Oakwood Healthcare merged, Beaumont provides patients with greater access to extraordinary, compassionate care, no matter where they live in Southeast Michigan. Beaumont Health consists of eight hospitals with 3,381 beds, 155 outpatient sites, nearly 5,000 physicians and 33,000 employees, and approximately 3,500 volunteers and 900 residents and fellows. In 2019, the organization had $4.6 billion in net revenue with 179,000 inpatient admissions, 17,600 births and 577,000 emergency visits. Beaumont is also the exclusive clinical partner for the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine (OUWB). 


Beaumont Research Institute (BRI), the research component of Beaumont Health (BH) which has more than 25 extramurally funded investigators and an annual operating budget of approximately $32M, is recruiting a Director of Biostatistics and Biomedical Informatics. This is a full-time position in BRI with an adjunct faculty appointment available in OUWB.  The ideal candidate would be a highly energetic and collaborative individual with a strong track record of research and extramural funding in addition to administrative experience.  Interested individuals, regardless of research focus, are encouraged to apply.

Research at BRI and OUWB is focused in part on cardiology, emergency medicine, family medicine, infectious diseases, neuroscience, obstetrics & gynecology, oncology, orthopedics, pediatrics, radiation oncology, surgery and urology, with a commitment by both BH and OUWB to develop a nationally recognized program in population and community health that transcends departmental lines.  

Summary of Responsibilities:  Managing an office of seven biostatisticians and data managers at BRI, the successful candidate will: a) provide mentorship and assistance to investigators, students and other trainees who require  biostatistics and informatics in their research; b) work with investigators, administration and research computing to develop and sustain the infrastructure required for interdisciplinary, cutting-edge research utilizing biostatistics and biomedical informatics; and c) develop synergistic research collaborations and educational initiatives with programs at Beaumont, OUWB and Oakland University as well as other institutions.  In addition, the successful individual is expected to maintain independent academic and scholarly activities. 


1. Directly supervises a team of biostatisticians, diverse in experience level, professional background, biomedical domain knowledge, and working styles.

2. Sets standards and establishes best practices for data management, analysis plans, methods development, and application of state-of-the-art statistical methods to conduct analyses.

3. Serves as a statistical domain expert in a highly matrixed research environment as a consultant and senior member of multidisciplinary teams that include clinicians and biomedical researchers.

4. Develops training, education, and professional development plans for multiple levels of biostatistics staff.

5. Leads communication of research methods, implementation, and results to varied audience of clinicians, scientists, analysts, and programmers.

6. Tracks project activities for reporting and billing purposes for self and entire team, and forecasts future needs of the department.

7. Builds collaborations with departments and units across Beaumont Health, including building the visibility of biostatistics beyond the Beaumont Research Institute

8. Contributes to Graduate Medical Education by participating in resident and fellow research projects and providing statistics education to residents and fellows

9. Serves as a statistical domain expert beyond research for other units at Beaumont Health, including serving on committees.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

A. Education / Training:  Ph.D. or equivalent in statistics, biostatistics, or a relevant quantitative discipline is required 

B. Work Experience:   

• At least 6 years’ experience of collaborative statistical research, including success in supporting applications for external funding. 

• At least 3 years’ experience managing staff. 

• At least 10 years’ experience in using one or more statistical programming language (e.g., SAS, R), preferably applying common statistical methods to medical and clinical research.

• Ability to work independently, manage multiple daily tasks, and shift priorities as needed.

• Strong attention to detail and organization skills.

• Robust writing and communication skills, including the ability to discuss statistical concepts with clinicians and other non-statisticians.

• Excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills with both in-person and remote colleagues.

• High level of personal initiative; ability to work independently as well as collaborate in teams and with people from multiple business and scientific areas.

Individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., and/or equivalent are welcome to apply; salary and startup will be commensurate with credentials.  The adjunct appointment rank and status at OUWB will be determined based on qualifications and interests.  

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Beaumont Health is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, and provides a smoke-free and drug-free environment.

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