Data Scientist, Healthcare Methodology - Boston or Telecommute

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UnitedHealth Group
Analysis, CMS, Data Analysis, Genetic, GIT, Metrics, Modeling, SQL
Full Time, Full-time
Work from home available Travel not required

Job Description

is a unique opportunity to join a team at the vanguard of applied healthcare
analytics. This role is for someone
passionate about using analytics to improve the quality, safety and efficiency
of the health care system.

Analytics, a leading healthcare technology and analytics company, manages one
of the largest repositories of healthcare data in the nation. On behalf of hospitals and provider groups,
we have teams that combine, cleanse and standardize complex and diverse data
assets, including medical claims and clinical/EMR sources. That work creates an unparalleled environment
in which you, as part of our Healthcare Methodology team, can develop advanced
analytics and enable new methodologies and enrichments.

Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in mathematics, statistics, biostatistics, engineering, or related field or a degree in health studies with a strong emphasis in analytic methods2+ years' work (or equivalent academic) experience in data analysis using tools like SQL/Spark SQLSkilled in manipulating, analyzing, describing and enriching data assetsAbility to identify and document data anomalies and to collaborate with cross-functional teams for effective resolutionStrong organization skills, detail oriented, with careful attention to work processesAbility to work creatively and flexibly, both independently and as part of a teamEnjoys a fast-paced environment and the opportunity to rapidly learn new content and skillsAnalytical, intellectually curious and a problem solverLocation for this role is Boston, MA or telecommute considered for the right candidate Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree in fields described aboveStrong preference for experience in Healthcare-focused analyticsTechnical experience: Scala, Git, Jira (or similar ticketing systems), R or other statistical packages, HadoopAnalytic experience: statistics, predictive and prescriptive modeling (traditional and more advanced machine learning approaches)Content knowledge: Population health metrics, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) reporting requirements, other clinical guidelines and measuresData experience: payer claims and member eligibility data, EMR/clinical data 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) 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 Title: Data Scientist, Healthcare Methodology - Boston or Telecommute
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Business: OI Business Operations
Family: Analytics
Telecommuter Position: Yes
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Overtime Status: Exempt
Posted Date: 7/19/2019
City: Boston
State: MA
Country: United States
Department: Optum Enterprise Analytics

Company Information

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 individuals, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 14 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks and in return, offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. Exceeding your limits is an exceptional start to your life's best work.(SM) Just like you, we are driven by a set of fundamental principles that are guiding our way forward. Our values of integrity, compassion, relationships, innovation, and performance serve as a foundation to transform health care. Are you in? Learn more about your future at UnitedHealth Group at