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Director of Research for Aging Populations - Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Job Description:

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm) Optum Labs is the research and development arm of UnitedHealth Group. We're a diverse team of curious thinkers and experts in big data, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and scientific and clinical research searching for new ways to help people live healthier lives. We partner with world leaders in health care delivery, research, and technology to create disruptive solutions that serve patients, caregivers, providers, and commercial and government payers. More equitable, effective, and affordable health care - that's our goal. We aren't just trying to improve the care an individual receives. We're building a future where the health care system works better for everyone. The Director of Research for Aging Populations (RAP) designs and executes on research studies to explore how to improve the quality of care for the 50+ consumer through better experience, outcomes and affordability. The Director is responsible for oversight and conduct of research of the highest quality. Work is conducted in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary, academic/industry partnership environment which requires appreciation of diversity of perspectives and excellent communication skills. Energetic leadership, creative thinking, and internal drive are a must. We hire talented people for challenging jobs and expect a high level of independence and adaptability. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Independently design and oversee execution of protocol-driven research and pilots; consistently deliver on-time, on-spec, on-budget goals
  • Lead RAP project teams to deliver high quality analytic results that support the achievement of strategic objectives
  • Develop collaborative relationships with internal and external experts to support the RAP research agenda
  • Advance dissemination of results via published manuscripts, professional conferences, and internal presentations
  • Develop strategies to advance the quality of RAP deliverables and efficiency of RAP processes
  • Support identification and acquisition of specific data resources and technologies required to support a research agenda
  • Manage a team of senior researchers
  • Mentor and train research staff as needed 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 master's or doctoral degree in health services research (HSR), health economics, epidemiology, sociology, psychology or equivalent, or PharmD or MD
    • 5+ years of research experience with claims data, EHR, and other observational data assets
    • Experience designing research studies involving collection of patient-reported outcomes using survey research methodologies
    • Experience conducting health economics, epidemiological, comparative effectiveness, population management, or related research in various disease or policy areas
    • Demonstrated experience in data-driven research
    • Demonstrated experience managing all aspects of health care research projects including management of teams across multiple functional areas
    • Established record of independently designing, leading, and conducting health care research projects Preferred Qualifications:
      • Proven record of publication in peer-reviewed literature and presentation at national conferences
      • Expertise in a specific clinical (e.g., oncology, cardio-metabolic, rare disease)
      • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, particularly to audiences of varying skill levels
      • Solid interpersonal savvy and the ability to build relationships both internally and outside the enterprise To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment 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, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado/Connecticut/Nevada residents is $113,500 to $218,100. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you'll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives. 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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