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Senior Analyst - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

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757378 Senior Analyst Eden Prairie MN

Senior Analyst - Eden Prairie, MN (757378)

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)

A Senior Analyst in the Health Economics and Outcomes Research Division of OptumInsight, an Optum Company, will work with claims data, and other sources of retrospective and prospective data. The SA is responsible for data cleaning, merging data from multiple files, ing project-specific inclusion/exclusion criteria, coding project-specific variables, and producing subject-level datasets for researchers to analyze further. The Senior Analyst will also participate in development of infrastructure technology, testing of new data and software, and will act as a data consultant for the researchers.

Job Components:
The major job components include:
Programming for research studies (65%) may include (but are not limited to)
  • Responsibility for claims data extract and programming for required variables and creating analytic datasets by using multiple data files from different sources using SAS in UNIX
  • Communicating with Analyst and Researcher about issues in programming in a timely manner and discussing with Analyst and Researcher for possible solutions
  • Running feasibility studies
  • Creating data dictionaries
  • Complete project programming documentation according to department standards
  • Work within budgeted project hours and report progress back to project manager
  • Providing consultation for researchers for data features and application
Infrastructure projects (30%) may include (but are not limited to)
  • Developing / maintaining standard programs for the department standard library
  • Monitoring new data being incorporated into the NHIDB –our research data source 
  • Contributing to the development of the department infrastructure (VB and .NET)
Documentation and training (5%) may include (but are not limited to)
  • Participation in maintenance of programmer manual and review with new employee
  • Training new employees on applications used by the department (i.e.DeCide, Ultra Edit, etc)
Required Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Biostatistics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Data Sciences, Theoretical Physics, Quantitative Social Sciences, Information Systems, or relevant field
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in HEOR, managed care, pharmaceutical or similar field
  • A minimum of 4 – 5 years of SAS or SQL programming experience in a UNIX environment, and an understanding of complex database structures
  • Competent to convert claims logic and clinical algorithms to programs
  • Must be able to execute multi-step data management tasks, recognize technical problems and solve with minimal supervision
  • Must be able to perform most tasks with minimal supervision
  • Must be detail-oriented
  • Must be able to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical co-workers
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced team-oriented environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master’s degree
  • 2+ years VB and .NET
  • Experience with Microsoft Azure or AWS environment

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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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: HEOR, SAS, SQL, UNIX, .Net, Azure, AWS, VB, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota

Job Details

  • Contest Number757378
  • Job TitleSenior Analyst - Eden Prairie, MN
  • Job FamilyPharmaceutical Research
  • Business SegmentOptumInsight

Job Location Information

  • Eden Prairie, MN
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelIndividual Contributor
  • 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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