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Project Research Associate - Boston, MA (Telecommute) - 918178

Boston, MA 02109 Work Remotely
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    918178

No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll doyour life's best work.(sm)

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At Optum, our Epidemiology departmentconducts customized Epidemiologic research studies. We contract with clients to conduct custom studies, including observational safety studies to fulfill post-marketing regulatory commitments, comparative effectiveness research, and descriptive epidemiology / natural history of disease studies. We commonly utilize existing administrative claims or Electronic Health Records databases as the source of our study populations, supplemented by secondary sources (e.g., medical records, surveys, registries). Our client services often include the development of a protocol, performance of analysis, with the end-result being a report that is delivered to the client.

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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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  • Provide administrative and project specific support to Epidemiologists and Project Managers (schedule meetings, record meeting minutes, conduct literature searches, etc.)
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  • Format project deliverables including tables, figures, reports, manuscripts, presentations, etc.
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  • Ensure quality assurance of prepared deliverables
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  • Organize, maintain, handle, and archive patient health information (including medical records)
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  • Prepare materials for Institutional Review Board, National Death Index and internal health plan approval
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  • Follow department standard operating procedures
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  • Assist fellow Research Associate team members as needed
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  • Lead and manage the efforts and performance of all project consultants and vendors to execute project activities according to project milestones
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  • Assist in development of data collection materials and third-party vendor/consultant training materials
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  • Plan, organize and manage data collection aspects of assigned chart abstraction or survey research activities
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  • Ensure quality assurance of deliverables from third-party vendors and consultants including status reports, data collection tools, etc.
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  • Act as a primary liaison for study team members and third parties (vendors, consultants, patients, and providers) for project questions
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  • Maintain and communicate project timelines and status reports with internal project team members, vendors, and external consultants
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  • Assist in training new Research Associate team members 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 of Science in a life science discipline with 5 years of applicable work experience
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  • 2+ years of proficiencyin MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat Professional
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  • 1+ years working in a team setting and independently
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  • High attention to detail
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  • Able to independently problem solve
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  • If you need to enter a work site for any reason, you will be required to screen for symptoms using the ProtectWell mobile app, Interactive Voice Response (i.e., entering your symptoms via phone system) or similar UnitedHealth Group-approved symptom screener. When in a UnitedHealth Group building, employees are required to wear a mask in common areas. In addition, employees must comply with any state and local masking orders
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Preferred qualifications:

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  • Interest in epidemiology, drug safety, and public health
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  • Experience working with medical records, health claims data
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  • Experience with MS Visio, EndNote
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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 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 doyour 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: research, project management, project research, Boston, MA, Massachusetts, telecommute, telecommuter, remote, work from home

Posted: 2021-03-25 Expires: 2021-04-24

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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