Senior Healthcare Economics Analyst – Eden Prairie, MN; Schaumburg, IL; Cypress or Irvine, CA at United Health Group

Posted in Other 24 days ago.

Type: Full-time
Location: Cypress, California

Job Description:
OptumRx is looking for a curious and self-motivated analyst to be part of our Network Pricing team. This is an entry-level analytics role where you will learn the business fundamentals of drug pricing and client performance management, the underlying data flows, and the tools and systems used in this type of big data analysis. Those interested in careers in data science encouraged to apply as this role is a stepping stone to more advanced analytics roles. The person in this role will work with and have regular exposure to analysts and projects in our global data science and network pricing teams.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Conduct financial and network pricing modeling, analysis and reporting
  • Analyze and manipulate data in SAS
  • Pull, manipulate, analyze data and present information to various audiences using visualization tools
  • Predict emerging customer needs and develop innovative solutions to meet them
  • Participate in the development new ideas, products and / or approaches
  • Assess and interpret customer needs and requirements
  • Identify solutions to non-standard requests and problems
  • Solve moderately complex problems and / or conduct moderately complex analyses

Required Qualifications:
  • An undergraduate degree.
  • 1+ years of demonstrated, hands-on experience with SQL to pull and manipulate data from structured databases. Can include academic coursework.
  • 1+ years of experience creating compelling, clear, and persuasive data visualizations.
  • Proficiency with desktop tools: Excel, PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Undergraduate degree in math, computer science, business, or other analytically-oriented discipline. Those from other disciplines encouraged to apply (critical thinking from liberal arts or other programs are welcomed.)
  • Any experience, including coursework, where advanced analytics tools were used: R, Python, SAS, or similar.
  • Basic knowledge of statistics: Comparisons and tests of significance.
  • Statistical modeling experience
  • Tableau experience

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.

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