Quantitative Senior Research Analyst, OptumServe Consulting\/The Lewin Group - Falls Church, VA or E

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We'll put you in the driver's seat on vital projects that have strategic importance to our mission of helping people lead healthier lives. Yes, we share a mission that inspires. We need your organizational talents and business discipline to help fuel ours. It's the opportunity to do your life's best work.

OptumServe Consulting (OSC)/The Lewin Group (Lewin), a premier national healthcare and human services consulting and policy analysis firm, brings more than 50 years of experience finding answers and solving problems for leading organizations in the public, non-profit, and private sectors. OSC/Lewin's strategic and analytical services aim to help clients:
  • Improve policy and expand knowledge of healthcare and human service systems
  • Enact, run, and evaluate programs to enhance delivery and financing of healthcare and family services
  • Deal with shifts in healthcare practice, technology, and regulation
  • Optimize performance, quality, coverage, and health outcomes
  • Create strategies for institutions, communities, associations, foundations, governments, and people to make healthcare and human services systems more effective


In the wide-ranging field of human services consulting, OSC/Lewin provides both depth and breadth of expertise. Currently, OSC/Lewin has more than 250 consultants drawn from industry, government and academia. They all share a strong commitment to Lewin's core values of objectivity, integrity, analytical innovation, vision and dedication to client satisfaction.

As a Senior Research Analyst, you will perform a variety of research and analysis tasks to support consulting projects for federal and state governments, health plans, associations and foundations, hospitals, and health systems. This is an excellent opportunity to work with intelligent people on important policy issues in a positive team environment.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Perform healthcare or human services implementation and/or policy focused quantitative research and analysis
  • Conduct literature reviews and synthesize research findings
  • Prepare information for clients, contribute to reports, and assist with project scheduling and coordination tasks
  • You must be self-directed and creative, as you will deal with some very interesting and complex issues
  • As a key resource to others, you must maintain a high degree of accuracy, along with attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to always meet deadlines

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
  • Bachelor's degree and/or currently pursuing a degree from an accredited college/university; coursework to obtain degree must be completed prior to start of employment. Degree must be awarded and verified within 6 - 8 weeks following the commencement date at your educational institution
  • Previous academic and/or work experience performing quantitative analysis, overseeing day-to-day management of project tasks, and preparing presentations and reports for clients
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office-Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without company sponsorship, now or in the future, for employment-based work authorization (F-1 students with practical training and candidates requiring H-1Bs, TNs, etc. will not be considered)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.
  • Please upload a writing sample when applying to this position


Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA
  • Healthcare or human services research experience


Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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.

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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