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UnitedHealth Group Principal Oncology Research Scientist in Minnetonka, Minnesota

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research, analyze, and report on oncology-related innovation opportunities

  • Participate in developing a multi-year research program which aims to improve health through innovative research, technology, service delivery, and data analytics

  • Act as liaison between the company's scientific leadership and research teams

  • Recommend, co-design, and lead specific long- and short-term research initiatives

  • Work with statisticians in the analysis and interpretation of data

  • Mentor and learn from other researchers in conceptual analysis and data analysis

  • Ensure completion of projects on time and at high quality

  • Design and give feedback on research protocols or pilot plans

  • Review experimental designs, statistical analyses, and provide critical thinking

  • Facilitate a collaborative team environment and model good communication

  • Ensure compliance with IRB requirements and ethical standards for research/practice

  • Remain current with developments in the field and relevant literature

  • Build relationships with people in the company, your field, and the healthcare system at large

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:

  • Doctoral degree in health services research, health economics, economics, public policy, population health, epidemiology, statistics, psychology, social science, pharmacy, nursing or closely-related field

  • 2+ years of outcomes research in oncology and/or program management experience for oncology-specific initiatives

  • Solid written and oral communications skills

  • Ability to analyze scientific literature and research data and synthesize and write key findings, understand potential impact to the health care industry, and generate defensible research/business ideas

  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location.

  • 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.

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.

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