We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) A Lead Research Analyst in OptumLabs works directly with OptumLabs Partners and Senior Scientists on a variety of health care research projects and applied data initiatives. The Lead Analyst consults with and advises researchers on all phases of a research project and executes multiple phases of a project including: study design, research protocol development, programming specifications, creating analytic data sets, data verification, descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis, and tables and figures for final reports. The Lead Analyst identifies the need for and leads research infrastructure projects and act as a statistical consultant for the researchers. This role requires in depth working knowledge of secondary data assets in applied research settings. Includes but not limited to testing and analyzing new data and software, will act as a data consultant, perform user acceptance testing for new data and application and insure data quality and appropriate data use. The Lead Analyst will contribute to the intellectual design and interpretation of research projects. In some cases, Lead Analysts will oversee the activities of research analysts. We hire exceptional people who are highly motivated, have curious minds, and do not wait to be told what to do. We expect our team members to be able to work independently, identify areas of need, and fill them. Work at OptumLabs is conducted in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, academic/industry partnership environment which requires appreciation of diversity of perspectives and exceptional communication skills. Primary Responsibilities: Research and Data Consulting (10%) may include (but are not limited to): Work with observational data (administrative claims & EHR data) in an applied research setting Lead the programming of new analytical methods developed in OptumLabs Identify and lead infrastructure projects to improve continuously the OptumLabs research environment Training and Consulting to insure data is used correctly and understood by user communityDesign, Programming, and Statistical analysis for research studies in support of OputmLabs partners (80%) may include (but are not limited to): Design or advise on the design of studies using observational data, develop detailed study protocols Design and conduct claims data extract and programming Executing descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis Explain findings to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences Creating tables, figures, results Programming economic models Working closely with Researchers and Analysts to identify data issues and solutions to the issues. Complete project analysis documentation according to department standards Work within budgeted project hours Provide consultation for researchers on applied use of observational data assetContribute to the Reputation of OptumLabs as a Leader in Innovative Scientific Discovery and Innovation (10%) may include (but are not limited to): Collaborate with Partners and OptumLabs staff in regular publication of studies and methodologies Submission and participation in scientific conferences (e.g. Academy Health) Training new employees and Partners on data use, statistical methodology, and other aspects of observational research Lead and participate in presentations/workshops for internal and external audiences
Required Qualifications:Master's or Doctoral Degree in: Biostatistics, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Quantitative Social Sciences, Statistics, Information Systems; PharmD OR a Bachelor's degree and 3+ years' experience in health services research, managed care, pharmaceutical or similar field 3+ years of Programming and data analysis experience in either SQL or SAS; if SAS, working knowledge of Proc SQL 3+ years of experience working with observational data Competent to develop study designs and convert research protocol to programming specification logically and meaningfully Ability to participate in project design and interpretation with Research Staff Ability to execute multi-step data management tasks, recognize technical problems and solve problems with no supervision Detail-oriented Ability to communicate effectively across a variety of technical and non-technical audiences Ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment Highly motivated and able to work independently, comfortable with ambiguity Excellent verbal communication skills, strong writing skills Preferred Qualifications:Strong/expert in at least one additional programming language, including R, SAS, Stata, or similar programming experience 3+ years of experience with administrative claims data, EHR/EMR data, or complex relational health care databases 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) For more information on our Internal Job Posting Policy, click here. 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. Job Keywords: Analyst, Researcher, SAS, SQL, Proc SQL, Study Designs, Protocol, Models, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota
Our mission is to help people live healthier lives and to help make the health system work better for everyone.- We seek to enhance the performance of the health system and improve the overall health and well-being of the people we serve and their communities. - We work with health care professionals and other key partners to expand access to quality health care so people get the care they need... at an affordable price. - We support the physician/patient relationship and empower people with the information, guidance and tools they need to make personal health choices and decisions.