Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
The Optum Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI) is seeking a Data Scientist that will work integrally with the pillar leads as a primary resource for the collection, analysis, presentation and publication priority research projects. The Data Scientist will report to the Executive Director of Optum’s Center for Research and Innovation (OCRI).
The Data Scientist will have both an active individual contributor role and serve as infrastructure-specific lead to help develop and evaluate impactful clinical programs, increase efficiency, and ensure quality. Ideal candidates will have expertise in SAS programming to build analytic datasets from administrative claims and other health care databases.
You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Support the data and analytics team as a data and programming expert
Conduct claims and EHR data extraction and programming of analytic datasets
Assist in the development of project-specific study protocols (or abbreviated analysis plans)
Co-lead our efforts to develop standard programs and related processes to efficiently build analytic datasets to support program evaluations and health care research
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Bachelor’s Degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or related field
5 years+ experience programming in SAS (including proc SQL)
5 years+ experience supporting health services, health economics, and outcomes research
5 years+ experience with administrative claims data, EHR/EMR data, or complex relational health care databases required. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using large administrative claims assets from health plan/payers
5 years+ experience establishing and developing standard process and programs to improve quality and increase efficiency of research using real-world data
Proficiency in executing multi-step data management and analysis tasks including creating data dictionaries and specification documents from research protocols
Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation
Graduate Degree in Statistics, Operations Research, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Economics, or related field
Experience programming in SQL
Experience in development of analytic plans and protocols
Ability to participate in project design and interpretation
Ability to recognize and solve technical problems
Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
Ability to manage competing priorities
Highly motivated and able to work independently
Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)
Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.
*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.