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UnitedHealth Group Analytic Research Associate - Telecommute in Eden Prairie, Minnesota

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)

Analytic Research Associates in OptumInsight, Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR), provide analytic support for the analysts and researchers within HEOR. Associates will be involved in all aspects of research activities contracted by HEOR. They will assist in the creation of analytic datasets for administrative claims and electronic health record (EHR) based studies, as well as prospective survey research studies. Associates will be expected to write their own analytic programs (in SAS, R, Tableau, etc.) to carry out data verification. Associates will also conduct descriptive statistical analyses and learn advanced statistical methodologies from senior staff members.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the implementation of custom clinical research studies under the direction of under the direction of PhD-level Research staff and external clients, working across HEOR projects as assigned

  • Conduct descriptive statistical analysis, including statistical testing, to generate client-ready study result tables

  • Write analytic programs in SAS, R, etc. to verify analysis completed by other project team members

  • Document study process and changes to ensure compliance with SOPs and audit readiness

  • Review, track, and manage study documents for completeness and accuracy

  • Prepare code lists (ICD-10-CM, NDC, HCPCS, etc.) and table shells

  • Assist with data management, evaluating data quality for survey research projects

  • Participate in analytic data set creation for administrative claims and electronic health record (EHR) data base studies

  • Run standard SAS and VBA programs and tools

  • Generate graphs and figures in Excel or Tableau

  • Independently generate feasibility patient counts to support new business opportunities

  • Learn data provenance of claims and EHR data, including medical coding

  • Act as department go-to for running standard tools

  • Test and assist in documentation of new department standard programs and processes

  • Assist with preparation and quality control of final reports, manuscripts, posters and presentations

  • Learn advanced statistical and/or programming software and techniques

  • Train and mentor new ARAs

  • Anticipate needs of multiple project teams and proactively complete work

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.

Required Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s degree with 1-2 years’ experience with research, data and analytics in Biostatistics, Mathematics, Physics, Quantitative Social Science, Theoretical Physics, Quantitative Social Sciences, Economics, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Sciences, or Information Systems

  • 1 year of SAS or R

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree

  • SAS certification(s)

  • Experience with additional programming languages or platforms (e.g. Tableau, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic for Applications , Microsoft Azure or AWS)

  • Established ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

  • Established ability to work independently and as part of a team

  • Established ability to work on multiple tasks

  • Established ability to self-teach programming languages and applications

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $64,800 to $116,000. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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: SAS, R, Stata, Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Services Research, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Quantitative Social Sciences, Statistics, Data Sciences, Information Systems, Healthcare, Telecommute, Remote, Work from home

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