Director of Analytics, Health Economics & Outcomes Research - #291771

UnitedHealth Group

Date: 06/11/2021 11:30 AM

City: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

OptumLab's efforts are driven by statistics, data, and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand and treat the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of the world’s population. To do so, our team tracks the latest in science, technology, and clinical care—including what we can learn from our own data. We then apply these things via research studies, clinical trials, and pilot programs that identify new ways to prevent, detect, and intercept disease for our members

We are seeking a Director of Analytics for our Health Economics & Outcomes Research team to drive new insights and lead sophisticated analytic plans to develop innovative solutions that enhance healthcare delivery. You will work closely with our team of clinical experts, research scientists and business leaders to answer challenging research questions and translate them into actionable results. You will apply advanced statistical and machine learning methodologies in support of novel products for the healthcare system. The candidate will leverage advanced statistical modeling and computational methods to prototype new data driven patient and provider solutions, and partner with the R&D clinical and research groups to capitalize on promising strategies

Changing the healthcare system to help patients achieve better outcomes requires a team with diverse skills. We are seeking experienced analysts with a wide range of deep methodological and clinical domain expertise however we have significant interest in individuals with backgrounds in health services research, economic modeling, and outcomes research

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Provides senior consultation to OptumLabs, United and Optum businesses
  • Defines and leads strategies to advance the quality of HEOR deliverables and efficiency of HEOR processes. Has management responsibilities and/or provides thought leadership in a specific methodologic or clinical area
  • Develops statistical models using healthcare data sources (e.g., claims, EMR, etc.), including primary data collected via survey and novel data sources such as data collected from wearables, smartphone data, web-traffic data, and beyond, to detect disease and promote early intervention
  • Designs and conducts statistical analysis to inform new research directions and business opportunities
  • Provides healthcare data and statistics subject matter expertise to support the clinical and research scientists in the design, conduct, and execution of analysis, and interpretation of results
  • Builds relationships and collaborates with internal and external partners to promote thought leadership and broaden UnitedHealth Group's external influence
  • Leads strategies to advance the quality of HEOR deliverables and efficiency of HEOR processes
  • Collaborates within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists
  • Provides recommendations and guidance to project leads based on insights gleaned from data
  • Communicates effectively and clearly to a range of audiences, from domain scientists to business professionals
  • Teaches and mentors others at the graduate level in the field. Recruits and trains master level and doctoral scientists for leadership positions
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously

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:

  • Graduate degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Health Services Research, Epidemiology, Health Economics, or related field
  • 5+ years research and project leadership experience
  • 8+ years of research experience with claims data, EHR, and other observational research data assets
  • Demonstrated expertise in HEOR
  • Experience applying a broad range of statistical, mathematical, and/or computational approaches to test hypotheses
  • Proficiency in model-building language such as SAS. R and Python
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database structures and proficiency in SQL
  • Strong leadership skills and demonstrated ability to organize project support teams to achieve project goals and outcomes
  • Receptive to peer review and able to work collaboratively
  • Experience working in the healthcare industry
  • 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
  • You will be asked to perform this role in an office setting or other company location

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: Director, Analytics, Health Economics, Outcomes Research, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota

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