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Senior Analyst - Statistics - Telecommute - 897988

United Health Group
Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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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 doingyour life's best work.(sm)
ASenior Analyst / Statistics (SA - S)in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Division of OptumInsight, an Optum Company, will work with a variety of pharmaceutical research projects using claims and clinical data to generate publishable deliverables for Life Sciences customers. This employee will interpret the research protocol, guide the development of an individual level data created by programmers and perform advanced analytics and consulting. The SA-S is responsible for creating project specification, data verification, descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis, creating tables for final reports and contributing to methods and interpretation.
The SA-S will also participate in research infrastructure projects and act as a statistical consultant for the researchers.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

Act as Analyst for custom clinical research studies under the direction of PhD-level Research staff and external clients (85%) may include (but are not limited to):
  • Act as the primary analyst to generate study deliverables, coordinating and assessing the quality of efforts of other analysts and SAS programmers over 6-12 month study, often working on 4-6 studies at a time
  • Review study protocol and perform sample size and power calculations
  • Translate research protocol into technical specifications and data dictionaries for SAS programming and data extraction
  • Execute descriptive and advanced multivariate analysis (e.g., HD-PSM, DiD, predictive modelling, 2-part cost modelling)
  • Create client-ready results in tables/figs/graphs
  • Interpret analytic results, provide analytic input and quality review for final reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, posters and presentations
  • Anticipate study design and data issues (e.g. potential bias, data availability, and project timelines) and provide suggestions toPhD-level Researchers
  • Write custom SAS programs to verify the creation of analytic dataset and explore source claims or clinical data
  • Communicate study results to Research Lead, providing interpretation and calling out unexpected results
  • Document study process and changes to ensure compliance with SOPs and audit readiness
  • Review, track, and manage study documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on claims and clinical data and HEOR-departmental standards for translating into patient-level metrics and outcomes
  • Mentor & develop junior staff
Infrastructure projects (10%) may include (but are not limited to):
  • Developing / maintaining standard programs for the department standard library with focus on analytic programs
  • Monitoring new data being incorporated into the ORD -our research data source and understanding how to use the new data for project development and analysis
  • Explore potential data quality in ORD, assess possible impact to studies and suggest processes to resolve
  • Contributing to the development of the department intranet or SharePoint facility - (resources for sharing information)
Documentation and training (5%) may include (but are not limited to):
  • Stay informed of current database issues and processes to resolve
  • Expand knowledge of new analysis methods or platforms
  • Participation in maintenance of project reference materials and review with new employees
  • Training new employees on applications used by the department (i.e. DeCIDE, Ultra Edit, Analysis Macro, etc.)
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:
  • Master's Degree with 3 years of work experience or bachelor's degree with5 years of work experiencein Biostatistics, Public Health, Health Services Research, Mathematics, Economics, Computer Science, Quantitative Social Sciences, Statistics, Data Sciences, or Information Systems
  • Minimum of 3 years of SAS, R, Stata, or other relevant statistical programming experience
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in HEOR, primary or secondary data in managed care/health care/pharmaceutical claims/EHR data or clinical trials in a research capacity
  • Minimum of 1-year experience summarizing and presenting research results
  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be 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. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
Preferred qualifications:
  • Competent to logically and meaningfully convert research protocol to programming specification
  • Established data analysis and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with technical writing
  • Experience with relational databases or other structured data
  • Knowledge of medical claims coding
  • Experience with additional programming languages or platforms (e.g. SQL, R, Python, Tableau, Microsoft Access, Visual Basic for Applications,Microsoft Azure or AWS)
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including ability to prioritize, coordinate the work of others, meet deadlines and follow through on completion of complex projects
  • Established ability to execute multi-step data management tasks, recognize technical problems and solve with some supervision
  • Established ability to perform most tasks with minimal supervision
  • Established ability to be detail-oriented
  • Established ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical co-workers
  • Established ability to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
  • Established ability to provide mentoring of junior staff in certain aspects
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 doyour life's best work.(sm)
*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.
Job Keywords: Analyst, Statistics, OptumInsight, Healthcare, Economics, Telecommute, Remote


Posted: 2020-10-23 Expires: 2020-12-27

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