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Executive Director of Epidemiology - Boston, MA

UnitedHealth Group

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733965 Epidemiology Department Manager Boston MA

Executive Director of Epidemiology - Boston, MA (733965)

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)


The epidemiology department manager has primary responsibility for overseeing the projects of the epidemiology department, from contracting through delivery. It is the department manager’s responsibility to be familiar with the processes involved in successfully contracting new work, completing the contracted work, and meeting client expectations.  The department manager must be aware of the current status of each project in order to recognize when intervention is needed to achieve successful completion. Additional responsibilities include participating in strategic planning for the department, managing department personnel resources, and interfacing with other departments of Optum or UnitedHealth to accomplish tasks that involve resources external to the epidemiology department.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Become intimately familiar with epidemiology department processes
  • Develop new processes (or modify existing ones) to better serve the epidemiology department
  • Maintain insight into the status of all epidemiology department projects
  • Be alert to needs of project teams and  be creative in solving them
  • Work closely with Chief Scientific Officer to provide direction to the epidemiology department
  • Communicate directly with clients to address issues in contracting or delivery
  • Represent the epidemiology department in communications with other Optum departments
  • Provide extensive personnel management for the epidemiology department
  • Participate in business development
Required Qualifications:
  • 10+ years of experience in managing healthcare research
  • 10+ years of personnel management  
  • 10+ years of experience reviewing and implementing legal contracts
  • 10+ years of experience working with clients addressing contracting and/or delivery of research reporting
  • 10+ year track record of administrative, managerial and leadership experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Dependability and reliability  
  • Strong organizational and problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA, MPA, or MPH
  • Experience developing/identifying marketing campaigns


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: Epidemiologist, Pharmacoepidemiologic, Healthcare, Statistical Analysis, Database, Health Services, Boston, MA, Ann Arbor, MI

Job Details

  • Contest Number733965
  • Job TitleExecutive Director of Epidemiology - Boston, MA
  • Job FamilyPharmaceutical Research
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Boston, MA
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • 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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