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Senior Researcher HEOR and VBC - Eden Prairie, MN or Telecommute - 917156

Eden Prairie, MN 55344 Work Remotely
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    917156

We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

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A UnitedHealth Group company, Optum unites the brightest minds to transform organizations and improve health care through information and technology. We serve a diverse customer base within the health care community, including health care payers, providers, employers, pharmaceutical companies, consumers, workers' compensation and auto liability insurers, and government agencies.

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Optum Health Economics and Outcomes Research (HEOR) is a leading provider of health economics and outcomes research and consulting to help clients realize the full potential of their brands. As an international organization that counts among its clients most of the top 20 biopharmaceutical companies in the world, Optum HEOR has a world-class reputation in consulting, econometrics, and outcomes research. We are seeking high-energy, driven scientists who thrive in a fast-paced environment and who have a talent for communicating complex concepts to diverse audiences. We offer access to some of the largest secondary data assets available for outcomes research and the resources of our parent company to drive unique data and research opportunities.

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Youll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

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Primary Responsibilities:

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  • Provide scientific leadership and project management on multiple outcomes research and health economic studies
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  • Design value-based contracting, develop protocols and work across a cross functional team for implementation
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  • Stay abreast of and implement cutting edge techniques in outcomes research methodology
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  • Lead research teams
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  • Design research studies
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  • Conduct or oversee study analyses
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  • Interpret and communicate research findings to diverse audiences
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  • Disseminate study results via manuscripts, reports, and conference presentations
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  • Manage client relationships
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  • Oversee internal project teams and manage study budgets and timelines
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  • Mentor and train new research staff as needed
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  • Conduct business development activities
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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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  • A master's in health services research (HSR), economics, health economics, public health, epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, nursing, PharmD or MD
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  • 3+ years of economics and outcomes research
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  • 3+ years of research experience in the pharmaceutical industry, health economics or health outcomes research OR minimum 5 years data driven research experience in another field
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  • 3+ years of project management experience and demonstrated ability to manage all aspects of a research study from design development to completion
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  • Must thrive in fast-paced environment, working with other intelligent researchers
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  • Demonstrated experience in project management of teams across multiple functional areas
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  • Record of publication
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  • Strong interpersonal savvy and the ability to build relationships both internally and with Customers
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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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  • A doctoral degree in health services research (HSR), economics, health economics, public health, epidemiology, statistics, biostatistics, mathematics, engineering, pharmacy, nursing, PharmD or MD
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  • Experience conducting health economic and outcome studies in the respiratory disease therapeutic area
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  • Experience with secondary data assets, administrative claims databases or electronic medical record data a plus
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  • Strong written and oral communications skills
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  • Strong presentation skills
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  • Most importantly, leaders must have passion, dedication and energy, commitment to high standards and core values, and an entrepreneurial spirit
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  • Must have a curious mind and be internally motivated to achieve excellence. We are seeking smart people who thrive on helping customers solve complex challenges
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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 do your life's best work.(sm)

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Colorado Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $94,500 to $171,700. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. As of the date of this posting, In addition to your salary, UHG offers the following benefits for this position, subject to applicable eligibility requirements: Health, dental, and vision plans; wellness program; flexible spending accounts; paid parking or public transportation costs; 401(k) retirement plan; employee stock purchase plan; life insurance, short-term disability insurance, and long-term disability insurance; business travel accident insurance; Employee Assistance Program; PTO; and employee-paid critical illness and accident insurance.

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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: Senior Researcher, Health Services, Research, Healthcare, Telecommute, Remote, Work from home

Posted: 2021-03-26 Expires: 2021-05-01

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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