Research Student - HFCI Biostatistics

2116193 Requisition #

This position will focus on: Biostatistics


Under supervision, the research student will be provided with the opportunity to be mentored by professionals in their chosen research field, to become familiar with the use of state-of-the-art scientific equipment and technology, and to learn valuable interpersonal and presentation skills. The goal is to expose aspiring researchers and clinicians to exciting advances in biomedical sciences that will help define their career paths.


  • Report to PhD or MD researcher or their designee for the purpose of participating in specific experimental, scientific protocols. Research Students will often work closely with another lab member, such as a graduate student, postdoc, technician or lab manager.
  • Gain an understanding of the latest research methods, instruments and testing procedures.
  • Learn how to design experiments and see how their test results can contribute to a larger research project. The experimental approaches and specific techniques vary widely, depending on the lab’s expertise and the demands of their current projects.
  • Maintain accurate and complete records of their work in lab notebooks, and to comply with appropriate lab safety guidelines.
  • Attend scheduled laboratory meetings at which lab members (including interns) describe and discuss their results.
  • Attend weekly journal clubs where recent papers from the scientific literature are presented.
  • May assist in writing papers for publication and scientific presentations based on research performed.
  • Keep abreast of new techniques and review literature in the field pertinent to the area of research. Analyze data and prepare figures for presentations/manuscripts.
  • Performs other related duties as required (such as routine cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment).


  • Proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program.
  • Highly motivated and organized.
  • Requires the manual dexterity to operate complex equipment.


       Under the leadership of President and CEO Wright L. Lassiter, III, Henry Ford Health System is a

       $6 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan, and 250+ sites

       including medical centers, walk-in and urgent care clinics, pharmacy, eye care facilities and

       other healthcare retail. Established in 1915 by auto industry pioneer Henry Ford, the health system

       now has 32,000 employees and remains home to the 1,900-member Henry Ford Medical Group, one

       of the nation’s oldest physician groups. An additional 2,200 physicians are also affiliated with the

       health system through the Henry Ford Physician Network. Henry Ford is also one of the region’s  

       major academic medical centers, receiving between $90-$100 million in annual research funding and

       remaining Michigan’s fourth largest NIH-funded institution. Also an active participant in medical

       education and training, the health system has trained nearly 40% of physicians currently practicing

       in the state and also provides education and training for other health professionals including nurses,

       pharmacists, radiology and respiratory technicians. visit


       Whether it's offering a new medical option, helping you make healthier lifestyle choices or

       making the employee enrollment selection experience easier, it's all about choice.  Henry

       Ford Health System has a new approach for its employee benefits program - My Choice

       Rewards.  My Choice Rewards is a program as diverse as the people it serves.  There are

       dozens of options for all of our employees including compensation, benefits, work/life balance

       and learning - options that enhance your career and add value to your personal life.  As an

       employee you are provided access to Retirement Programs, an Employee Assistance Program

       (Henry Ford Enhanced), Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Time Off, Employee Health and Wellness,                 and a whole host of other benefits and services.  Employee's classified as contingent status are not         eligible for benefits.    

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        weight, marital status, family status, gender identity, sexual orientation, and genetic information,

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