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Epidemiologist - Boston, MA or Ann Arbor, MI

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751650 Epidemiologist Boston MA or Ann Arbor MI

Epidemiologist - Boston, MA or Ann Arbor, MI (751650)

Position Description

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)


Optum Epidemiology provides research and consulting services for clients responding to regulatory authority requests as part of product launch and post-marketing commitment activities. We are at the forefront of epidemiologic methodology and practice, bringing scientific rigor and integrity to protocol design, data analytics, and research reporting. We have expertise analyzing a wide array of real-world data sources, including health insurance claims, electronic and paper medical records, patient and provider surveys, and death record databases. Our multidisciplinary team includes more than 50 epidemiologists and research analysts, supported by experienced project managers and research associates. The epidemiologist has the primary responsibility for the scientific direction and day-to-day management of research projects.


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Provide day-to-day scientific direction and guide project execution in collaboration with the project team
  • Prepare study protocols, analytic plans, reports, manuscripts, and other client deliverables
  • Direct client contact, including presentation of study results
  • Present study results at scientific conferences
  • Direct or participate in business development and proposal writing efforts

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or health services
  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a health care research, industry, consulting, or academic environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as leader of a team
  • Knowledge of study design, research methodology, and statistical analysis
  • Strong work ethic and demonstrated organizational and problem solving skills
  • Proven track record in meeting timelines and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Demonstrates adaptability and flexibility with changes in responsibilities and duties

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctorate in pharmacoepidemiology, epidemiology, or health services
  • Prior experience working with and analyzing large databases such as administrative healthcare claims data and/or electronic health records
  • Experience ing advanced pharmacoepidemiologic methods, such as propensity score-based approaches
  • Experience with SAS or similar statistical software

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)



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.



Job Keywords: Pharmacoepidemiology, Healthcare, SAS, R, Stata, EMR, EHR, Administrative Claims, Boston, MA , Massachusetts, Ann Arbor, MI, Michigan

Job Details

  • Contest Number751650
  • Job TitleEpidemiologist - Boston, MA or Ann Arbor, MI
  • Job FamilyPharmaceutical Research
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    United States
    North America
  • Other LocationsAnn Arbor, MI

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelNo
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

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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