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Sr. Healthcare Economics Researcher - Remote at UnitedHealth Group

Sr. Healthcare Economics Researcher - Remote

UnitedHealth Group Atlanta, GA (Remote) Full-Time

Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as we help advance health equity on a global scale. Here, you will find talented peers, comprehensive benefits, a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, career growth opportunities and your life's best work.(sm)

As a Senior Healthcare Economics Researcher in the OptumHealth Healthcare Economics & Actuarial Product Analytics organization, you will perform critical research and data analytics to measure the value of Optum’s products and drive product effectiveness. Your role will include researching and investigating key business problems through quantitative analyses of healthcare utilization and medical cost data associated with home and community-based care capabilities. You will identify potential areas for program improvements by building statistical models, analyzing complex data, and interpreting and presenting findings. You’ll work closely with business leaders and other researchers to develop innovative analytic solutions to help Optum fulfill its mission

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop study designs and apply statistical methods to evaluate economic and clinical performance of post-acute care management services 
  • Identify data sources and deploy appropriate analytic techniques to meet objectives
  • Use data and analytics to provide insights into areas for program improvements 
  • Work closely with stakeholders to understand business needs, gain consensus on study methods, interpret and present analytic findings
  • Manage multiple priorities, work independently, and meet non-negotiable deadlines
  • Anticipate customer needs and proactively develop solutions to meet them

    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 in public health, health care administration, healthcare informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field
    • 5+ years of experience in healthcare research, public health research or health-related research analytics working with large data sets 
    • Background in statistical modeling, evaluation methods and study methods such as logistic regression, predictive models, multivariate analysis, and linear models
    • Advanced level of proficiency with SAS programming
    • Advanced level of proficiency with MS Excel, including formulas, pivot tables, etc

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree or higher in public health, health care administration, healthcare informatics, economics, statistics, mathematics, or related field 
    • Excellent presentation skills and professional communication style (verbal and written)
    • Excellent time/project management and problem-solving skills
    • Critical thinking and the ability to proactively develop methods and approaches to analysis
    • Demonstrated self-motivation and initiative to excel in a fast-paced environment and pivot priorities as business needs shift

    Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

    California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

    *All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

    At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.

    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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