United Health Group

Minnetonka, MN
10,000+ employees
UnitedHealth Group helps people live healthier lives and helps make the health system work better for everyone.

Health Care Data Science PhD Intern

Health Care Data Science PhD Intern

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Internships at Optum. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that’s dramatically shaping our entire health care system. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is a leading health services and innovation company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 94,000 people collaborating worldwide, Optum combines people, technology, data and action to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of health care. Our internship opportunities provide a view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. Here, you’ll work with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life’s best work.(sm) 

Opportunities at Change Healthcare, part of the Optum family of businesses. We are transforming the health care system through innovative technology and analytics. Find opportunities to make a difference in a variety of career areas as we all play a role in accelerating health care transformation. Help us deliver cutting-edge solutions for patients, hospitals and insurance companies, resulting in healthier communities. Use your talents to improve the health outcomes of millions of people and discover the meaning behind: Caring. Connecting. Growing together.

Change Healthcare's AI & data science team is looking for PhD interns to join our team and work on some challenging projects. These projects include but are not limited to, document processing, image processing, clinical decision support, responsible AI, and predictive analytics. The ideal candidates should have solid problem-solving and analytical capabilities. The ideal candidate should be very detail-oriented and is able to deliver high-quality work.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Given a business problem, design and propose solution architectures and potential algorithms
  • Use data and business requirements to justify the design
  • Implement the solution by training AI/ML models or implementing needed logic
  • Provide performance measures and analysis to illustrate the pros/cons of the design and implementation
  • Present the solution and performance to the customers

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

  • Currently enrolled in a PhD program with a concentration in computer science, electrical engineering, data science, mathematics, statistics, and other engineering & science disciplines
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimum instructions
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate with team members
  • Demonstrated ability to be a fast learner and is able to adapt to changing requirements
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without any restrictions (Consideration may be give given to F-1 students with practical training.)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Basic knowledge of Machine learning & AI
  • Developed coding skills with Python, SQL, and or other scripting languages
  • Proven capable of handling large data manipulation & analysis
  • Proven comfort talking with people with both technical and non-technical background

Careers with Optum. Our objective is to make health care simpler and more effective for everyone. With our hands at work across all aspects of health, you can play a role in creating a healthier world, one insight, one connection and one person at a time. We bring together some of the greatest minds and ideas to take health care to its fullest potential, promoting health equity and accessibility. Work with diverse, engaged and high-performing teams to help solve important challenges.

California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington Residents Only: The hourly range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City, or Washington residents is $31.78 to $56.88.. 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.

*All employees working remotely will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy

At UnitedHealth Group, our mission is to help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone. We believe everyone–of every race, gender, sexuality, age, location and income–deserves the opportunity to live their healthiest life. Today, however, there are still far too many barriers to good health which are disproportionately experienced by people of color, historically marginalized groups and those with lower incomes. We are committed to mitigating our impact on the environment and enabling and delivering equitable care that addresses health disparities and improves health outcomes — an enterprise priority reflected in our mission.  
 
 
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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