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University of Michigan

Data Scientist (Remote Option)

Ann Arbor / Full Time

June 27

How to Apply

A cover letter is encouraged. If you submit one, please attach it as the first page of your resume.

The University of Michigan Development Community is committed to growing and retaining a diverse and thriving workforce, demonstrating respect and inclusivity for all.

Note:  Remote or Hybrid work arrangement options are available for this position.

Mission Statement

The Office of University Development maximizes private support for the University of Michigan.


Why Work at Michigan?

In addition to a career filled with purpose and opportunity, the University of Michigan offers a comprehensive benefits package to help you stay well, protect yourself and your family, and plan for a secure future. Benefits include:

  • Generous time off
  • A retirement plan that provides two-for-one matching contributions with immediate investing
  • Many choices for comprehensive health insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Flexible spending accounts for healthcare and dependent care expenses


Responsibilities*

Reports to: Director of Data Science and Decision Support

Manages:  N/A


What you will do: We are a small team of data lovers committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and using data for the common good: helping the University of Michigan improve our world through data-informed philanthropy. A typical work week will include a large amount of programming and algorithm development, a fair amount of data management, and visualization, and some outreach, usability testing, brainstorming, and other tasks. You will gain meaningful insight from messy, real-world data by writing reusable code and developing interactive applications.


For the full job description with a detailed list of responsibilities, please click here


Required Qualifications*

  • A commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3+ years experience with demonstrated competencies in information retrieval, computer science, data analysis, or similar fields.
  • The desire to do serious data munging and data wrangling (at minimum, we expect demonstrated experience with SQL plus knowledge of another data preparation language).
  • Experience turning data into action, emphasizing the ability to understand and use large datasets representing complex phenomena to present findings.
  • The ability to summarize and translate data into meaningful stories.
  • Curiosity and commitment to teamwork.
  • Exposure to developing interactive, reusable and self-service online analytics tools.
  • Familiarity with, or interest in learning, multiple machine learning and data mining concepts and techniques.
  • Exposure to cloud-based analytics tools.


Additional Information

To be considered for this position, applicants must be currently eligible to work in the United States without requiring university sponsorship for continued employment.


For additional information about this position and to review other current openings in Development, please visit our website at: https://leadersandbest.umich.edu/careers/home


Application Deadline

Although the Posting End Date may indicate otherwise, this job may be filled and closed anytime after a posting duration of seven calendar days.


U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.


U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations, including boosters when eligible, are required for all University of Michigan students, faculty and staff across all campuses, including Michigan Medicine. This includes those working remotely. More information on this new policy is available on the Campus Blueprint website or the UM-Dearborn and UM-Flint websites.

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