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Senior Data Scientist - Eden Prairie, MN

UnitedHealth Group

Eden Prairie, MN
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Senior Data Scientist - Eden Prairie, MN(Job Number:728354)

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)


We are currently looking for a Sr. Data Scientist to join our team to work alongside like-minded Principal Data Scientists on the development and delivery of large and complex predictive modeling projects for healthcare Payment Integrity claim/case/membership detection.  This individual works with operations or business analysts to identify the project requirements and the expected outcome.  They team up with fellow Data Scientists to discover business insights, identify opportunities, and provide solutions and recommendations to solve business problems through the use of statistical, algorithmic, data mining and visualization techniques.  In addition to advanced analytic skills, this Sr. Data Scientist is also proficient at integrating and preparing large, varied datasets, architecting specialized database and computing environments, and communicating results.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Apply advanced statistical and predictive modeling techniques to build, maintain, and improve on multiple predictive detection engines in Advanced Analytics Labs
  • Lead discovery processes with fellow Sr. Data Scientists and Principal Data Scientists and partner with Payment Integrity Operation management to identify the business requirements and the expected outcomes
  • Create and provide sound statistical analyses and frame business scenarios that are meaningful and which impact on critical business processes and/or decisions
  • Collaborates with data stewards to gather information to be used for analytics and predictive model building purposes and to ensure the data meets the qualifications and assurance requirements of the analyses
  • Design sampling methodology, prepare data, including data cleaning, univariate analysis, missing value imputation, etc., identify appropriate analytic and statistical methodology, develop predictive models and document process and results
  • Communicate analytics results and predictive models to business partners and clients
  • Provide on-going tracking and monitoring of performance of statistical models and recommends ongoing improvements to methods and algorithms that lead to findings, including new information

Job Biostatistics
Primary Location US-MN-Eden Prairie
Other Location 
Organization Optum Ops-Shared Svcs Analytcs
Schedule Full-time
Number of Openings 1
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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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