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UnitedHealth Group PhD Data Science Intern - Minnetonka, MN in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Internships at UnitedHealth Group. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system. UnitedHealth Group internship opportunities will provide a hands-on view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. You’ll work side by side with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. So here we are. You have a lot to learn. We have a lot to do. It’s the perfect storm. And even better? Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.(sm)

We are seeking PhD candidates for data science internship opportunities. Under the supervision of our current data science team you will drive new insights and lead research efforts to develop innovative assets for the healthcare delivery system. You will work closely with your mentor and expert domain scientists to identify appropriate research questions and translate them into actionable analysis plans. You will apply advanced statistical and machine learning methodologies in support of novel products for the healthcare system.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Implement statistical and/or machine learning approaches to support research efforts

  • Document research findings thoroughly and maintain well organized code on github

  • Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists

  • Provide recommendations and guidance based on insights gleaned from data

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a range of audiences

  • Leverage analytics and challenge the status quo while maintaining a high attention to detail

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:

  • Pursuing PhD degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or related field

  • Experience with inferential statistics and predictive modeling

  • Experience applying a broad range of statistical, mathematical, or computational approaches using data to solve problems

  • Proficiency in model-building language such as R or Python

  • Experience translating research questions or business requirements into actionable work

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting, however, may be required to work from home temporarily due to space limitations

  • Employees are 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 prior to entering the work site each day, in order to keep our work sites safe. 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:

  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database structures

  • Expected graduation date of 2022 - 2023

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 7 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

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: PhD Data Science Intern, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota