Senior Healthcare Data Analyst - Telecommute

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At Optum Insight Life Sciences, our Commercial Analytics group leverages claims and Electronic Health Record (EHR) data with statistical techniques to support our key pharmaceutical customers. We are seeking a statistical and quantitative lead to guide customer projects and contribute to the growing team.

The analyst's responsibility includes a combination of (1.) extracting data and preparing analyses for custom analytics projects (60% of time), (2.) providing statistical expertise to support custom projects (20% of time), and lastly (3.) providing thought leadership in developing the team, likely through modeling and advanced analytics (20% of time). This role is a good fit for those who are interested working with others in an open environment, where sharing of ideas is important. The existing team has deep background in the industry and works extremely well together, with most team members having 5-10 years of tenure in the team.

The Optum Insight Life Sciences Commercial Analytics team is focused primarily on growing business within the Brand Analytics, Market Access Analytics, Real World Evidence, and Advanced Analytics groups within the Pharmaceutical, Biotech, and Medical Device sector.

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

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Data extraction and analysis to develop analytical solutions to custom projects
  • Provide statistical analyses and testing as needed
  • Deploying the use of advanced analytics in customer projects and contributing to thought leadership. This individual will help to push modeling into our core projects but also to creating a culture of using advanced analytics within the team

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:
  • 3+ years healthcare analytics experience
  • 3+ years analyzing healthcare claims and Electronic Health Record data with SAS, SQL, R or other programming languages
  • 5+ years' experience with regression analysis, data science techniques, and/or Machine Learning
  • 3+ years extracting, merging, and manipulating data from large complex databases
  • Experience working independently on complex analyses across remote team
  • Experience communicating complex analytics and statistical processes to a wide variety of groups
  • Telecommute is available for this role

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Advanced degree in quantitative or statistical discipline
  • Experience with Life Sciences Industry
  • Solid communication skills with both technical and non-technical collaborators
  • Experience leading statistical and modeling analyses

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)

Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $79,700 to $142,600. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance

*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: Data Analyst, Data Science, Healthcare, SAS, SQL, R, Telecommute