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Epidemiology Research Analyst - Boston, MA Telecommute - 930380

Boston, MA 02109 Work Remotely
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    930380

Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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Optum Epidemiology is at the forefront of epidemiologic methodology and practice, designing and conducting research to generate evidence about medical products and population health. Driven by research objectives, Optum scientists utilize unparalleled data assets to develop real-world understanding of the safety and efficacy of drugs, devices, biologics and health care delivery.

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Optum Epidemiology has wide-ranging experience developing evidence from observational data sources, including insurance claims, electronic and paper medical records, patient and provider surveys, and death registries. Researchers are adept at creating novel linkages that transcend traditional data limitations and enable a broad view of patient care and health.

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As an Epidemiology Research Analyst, you will use your SAS programming skills, knowledge of healthcare claims/clinical data and ability to understand research methods/data analysis to support pharmacoepidemiology research studies. You will work with big data -- healthcare claims, clinical (EHR), and ancillary data extracting data and writing code to identify and describe study cohorts and perform analyses to generate results for reports and manuscripts. You will be capable of working independently while communicating effectively within multiple project teams in a matrix environment. You will assess study timelines/analytic plans, working closely with epidemiologists to ensure results are accurate and on-time. You will support the group in different ways; for example, developing standard code, validating code for other analysts, providing technical expertise, and training and/or mentoring other staff.

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If you are located in Boston, MA, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Execute (or oversee execution of) the analytic plan for research studies
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  • Assess feasibility of analytic plan and timeline associated with analytic plan
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  • Create/modify SAS programs to carry out the analytic plan
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  • Provide analytic advice to project team members; investigate issues with the data and report findings back to team
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  • Serve as lead analyst on large studies that require more than one analyst to complete the work
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  • Document steps taken and proof/crosscheck results
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  • Assist in the preparation of analytic results and study methodology in the form of client reports, journal manuscripts, and abstracts/posters for professional meetings. Draft and review methods section of reports
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  • Generate/maintain SAS databases needed to conduct medical record chart abstraction
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  • Assess time needed to accomplish tasks; shift priorities/projects as needed
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Youll 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.

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Required Qualifications:

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  • Bachelor's degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Statistics, Medical Sociology
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  • 4+ years work experience in a pharmaceutical/biotech, healthcare, or research setting
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  • 4+ years programming experience with SAS (very strong programming skills)
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  • Employees are required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive VoiceResponse (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
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Preferred Qualifications:

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  • MS or MPH in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Statistics, Medical Sociology
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  • Advanced analytics (Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning) with R and/or Python
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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 worlds 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)

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*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Groups Telecommuter Policy

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"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.

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"UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Keywords: SAS, SQL, Data Science, Statistics, Biostatistics, Machine Learning, Algorithm building, R, Python, AI, Epidemiology, Boston, MA, Massachusetts

Posted: 2021-06-11 Expires: 2021-07-11

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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