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Lead Research Analyst-Telecommute

Company: UnitedHealth Group
Location: Minnetonka
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Job Description:

UnitedHealth Group is a company that's on the rise. We're expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with 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. -You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges. -A Lead Research Analyst (LRA) in Optum Labs works directly with Optum Labs Partners and Principal Scientists on a variety of health care research projects and applied data initiatives. - The LRA consults with and advises researchers on all phases of a research project and executes multiple phases of a project including; study design, research protocol development, programming specifications, creating analytic data sets, data verification, descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis, and tables and figures for final reports. The LRA identifies the need for and leads research infrastructure projects and act as a statistical consultant for the researchers. This role requires in depth working knowledge of secondary data assets in applied research settings. Includes but not limited to testing and analyzing new data and software, will act as a data and methods consultant, and perform data analysis, using both traditional health services/health outcomes methods and more novel data science techniques. The LRA will contribute to the intellectual design and interpretation of research projects. -In some cases, LRAs will oversee the activities of research analysts. We hire exceptional people who are highly motivated, have curious minds, and do not wait to be told what to do. -We expect our team members to be able to work independently, identify areas of need, and fill them. -Work at Optum Labs is conducted in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary, academic/industry partnership environment which requires appreciation of diversity of perspectives and exceptional communication skills.Primary Responsibilities: -In this role you will be responsible for the following: -Research and Data Consulting for Oputm Labs partners (80%) may include (but are not limited to)

  • Advise researchers in:
    • Navigation of the Optum Labs data environment
    • Appropriate use of the data assets
    • Programming (SAS, SQL) best practices
    • Interpretation of data findings
    • Coordinate training as needed
    • Assist partner researchers with resolution of data problems, questions
    • Support execution of projects by partner researchers when requested, including:
      • Development of detailed study protocols
      • Drafting of programming specifications
      • Programming of analytic datasets
      • Execution of descriptive and multivariate analysis
      • Create tables and figures based on results
      • Interpretation of findings to audiences of varying technical skill levels Design, Programming, and Statistical analysis for research studies in support of Oputm Labs (20%) may include (but are not limited to)
        • Design or advise on the design of studies using observational data, develop detailed study protocols
        • Conduct claims data extract and programming -
        • Executing descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis
        • Explain findings to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences
        • Creating tables, figures, results
        • Working closely with Researchers and Analysts to identify data issues and solutions to the issues.
        • Complete project analysis documentation according to department standards
        • Work within budgeted project hours
        • Provide consultation for researchers on applied use of observational data assets
        • Training new employees and Partners on data use, statistical methodology, and other aspects of observational research -
        • Lead presentations/workshops for internal and external audiencesYou'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:
          • Master's degree in Biostatistics, Statistics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Economics, or similar field -
          • 5+ years of experience programming in SAS or SQL
          • 5+ years of experience in health services research or similar research area -
          • 5+ years of experience with administrative claims data, EHR/EMR data, or complex relational health care databases required. -Preference will be given to candidates with experience using administrative claims assets for research -
          • Do you have experience particpating in project design and interpretation -Preferred Qualifications:
            • Experience in development of analytic plans and ability to convert research protocols and plans to programming specifications -
            • Experience working with observational data -
            • Working knowledge of second programming language (e.g., R, SQL) -
            • Ability to recognize and solve technical problems -
            • Ability to manage competing priorities -
            • Solid background in statistical methods with observational data
            • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail -
            • Highly motivated and able to work independently -
            • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
            • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure complianceWE LEAD WITH DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND COMPASSIONAt Optum Labs, we are dedicated to building teams where every individual is recognized for their unique experience and contributions. Our Leadership Principles underscore our commitment to inclusion, encouraging us to "walk in each other's shoes" and open doors for our peers. -UnitedHealth Group supports local, regional, and national organizations that share these values through joint initiatives, event and program participation, volunteerism and giving. Through our Connected Communities, employees can connect with others who have similar - or different - life experiences and backgrounds. These groups are led by peers, supported by Human Capital, and championed by leaders.WE INVEST IN TALENTManagers at every level are committed to their roles as talent stewards who help guide and nurture professional development. We want our employees to reach their highest level of potential just as they help us reach ours. -Sources: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 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 5 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)Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $82,100 to $146,900. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $90,500 to $161,600. 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.*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group's Telecommuter Policy.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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