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Senior Analyst - Statistics - Telecommute

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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)


A Senior Analyst / Statistics (SA - S) in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Division of OptumInsight, an Optum Company, will work with a variety of pharmaceutical research projects using claims and clinical data to generate publishable deliverables for Life Sciences customers. This employee will interpret the research protocol, guide the development of an individual level data created by programmers and perform advanced analytics and consulting. The SA-S is responsible for creating project specification, data verification, descriptive and multivariate statistical analysis, creating tables for final reports and contributing to methods and interpretation. 

The SA-S will also participate in research infrastructure projects and act as a statistical consultant for the researchers.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

Act as Analyst for custom clinical research studies under the direction of PhD-level Research staff and external clients (85%) may include (but are not limited to):

  • Act as the primary analyst to generate study deliverables, coordinating and assessing the quality of efforts of other analysts and SAS programmers over 6-12 month study, often working on 4-6 studies at a time
  • Review study protocol and perform sample size and power calculations
  • Translate research protocol into technical specifications and data dictionaries for SAS programming and data extraction
  • Execute descriptive and advanced multivariate analysis (e.g., HD-PSM, DiD, predictive modelling, 2-part cost modelling)
  • Create client-ready results in tables/figs/graphs
  • Interpret analytic results, provide analytic input and quality review for final reports, peer-reviewed manuscripts, posters and presentations
  • Anticipate study design and data issues (e.g. potential bias, data availability, and project timelines) and provide suggestions to PhD-level Researchers
  • Write custom SAS programs to verify the creation of analytic dataset and explore source claims or clinical data
  • Communicate study results to Research Lead, providing interpretation and calling out unexpected results
  • Document study process and changes to ensure compliance with SOPs and audit readiness
  • Review, track, and manage study documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Act as Subject Matter Expert (SME) on claims and clinical data and HEOR-departmental standards for translating into patient-level metrics and outcomes
  • Mentor & develop junior staff

Infrastructure projects (10%) may include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing / maintaining standard programs for the department standard library with focus on analytic programs
  • Monitoring new data being incorporated into the ORD -our research data source and understanding how to use the new data for project development and analysis
  • Explore potential data quality in ORD, assess possible impact to studies and suggest processes to resolve
  • Contributing to the development of the department intranet or SharePoint facility - (resources for sharing information)

Documentation and training (5%) may include (but are not limited to):

  • Stay informed of current database issues and processes to resolve
  • Expand knowledge of new analysis methods or platforms
  • Participation in maintenance of project reference materials and review with new employees
  • Training new employees on applications used by the department (i.e. DeCIDE, Ultra Edit, Analysis    Macro, etc.)

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.



Posted: 2020-09-29 Expires: 2020-10-29

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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