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UnitedHealth Group Sr Healthcare Economics Researcher-Telecommute in Chicago, Minnesota

We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your analytical talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

As a Senior Health Care Economics Consultant in the Product Analytics organization, you will help lead data-driven studies to tell the story of how Optum Medical Benefit Management products are making a difference. Your role will include developing study methods, analyzing complex data with statistical and visual techniques, building predictive models, and interpreting and presenting findings. You’ll work closely with business leaders and other researchers to develop innovative analytic solutions to help Optum fulfill its mission.

Join a team of health economists and data analysts to measure performance and drive enhancements of population health management and network programs

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and apply statistical methods to evaluate economic and clinical program performance

  • Identify and deploy appropriate analytic techniques to solve complex business problems and overcome measurement challenges

  • Build statistical and machine learning models to model outcomes and improve program performance

  • Perform analytic dataset creation and statistical modeling, and summarize results

  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand business needs, explain methods, and interpret findings

  • Manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet non-negotiable deadlines

  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them.

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.

Keywords: healthcare economics researcher, data reporting, statistician, reporting analytics, research statistics

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Statistics, Public Health, Health Services Research, Social Sciences

  • Experience with statistical techniques and reporting (logistic regression, predictive models, multivariate analysis, and linear models)

  • 3+ years of experience in health care analytics and working with large medical claims data sets

  • Proficiency with SAS programming

  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or a similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. Employees must comply with any state and local masking orders. In addition, when in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are expected to wear a mask in areas where physical distancing cannot be attained.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with R, Python, or similar

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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: Telecommute, Nationwide, Sr Healthcare Economics Consultant