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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that's improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation isn't about another gadget, it's about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There's no room for error. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)

Optum Analytics solutions create a longitudinal view of both individual patients and patient populations. We gather, normalize, and analyze data from disparate sources that, uniquely, span the continuum of care--including EHRs, Practice Management Systems and claims. Our EHR data alone accounts for over 80M patient lives across the U.S.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • We are looking for a data scientist who is eager to tackle the challenges of extracting insights from vast amounts of EHR data originating from multiple sources

  • You will work with a diverse set of Optum researchers, clinicians, internal and external clients to define the projects and see them through to completion that cover a range of clinical focus

  • You would be participating in the development of our end-to-end NLP pipeline, building descriptive and predictive analytics and producing research validations

  • Specifically, as a member of our collaborative team you will be working with structured and unstructured data to explore the data, develop models, and performing research analytics

  • You will have the opportunity to work with open-source distributed data processing frameworks, such as Apache Spark and build scalable machine learning applications and deploy them in production

  • The right candidate will have strong prioritization skills, ability to manage ad hoc requests in parallel with ongoing projects

What are the reasons to consider working for UnitedHealth Group?   Put it all together - competitive base pay, a full and comprehensive benefit program, performance rewards, and a management team who demonstrates their commitment to your success. Some of our offerings include:

  • Paid Time Off which you start to accrue with your first pay period plus 8 Paid Holidays

  • Medical Plan options along with participation in a Health Spending Account or a Health Saving account

  • Dental, Vision, Life& AD&D Insurance along with Short-term disability and Long-Term Disability coverage

  • 401(k) Savings Plan, Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Education Reimbursement

  • Employee Discounts

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Voluntary Benefits (pet insurance, legal insurance, LTC Insurance, etc.)

  • More information can be downloaded at:  http://uhg.hr/uhgbenefits

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math, or Linguistics or equivalent degree area

  • 1+ years of experience as a hands-on data scientist, non-managerial role and executing on data science, analytics, or programming projects (academic projects maybe considered to equal the required 1+ year of experience. Projects need to be clearly outlined in the resume)

  • 1+ years of experience in machine learning, predictive modeling, or natural language processing

  • 2+ years of experience in Python

  • Experience with leveraging best practices conducting advanced analytics projects

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Spark NLP, Pandas, or spaCy

  • Experience with open-source distributed data processing frameworks, such as Spark

  • Experience in Biostatistics or related field

  • Experience with SQL or relational databases

  • Familiarity with EHR data and standards

  • Experience with Cloud computing (AWS, Azure or GCP)

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

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)

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives 

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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Job country: United States

City: Phoenix

Category: Computer and Information Research Scientists

Location: Phoenix, AZ, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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