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.

Healthcare Data Scientist

Healthcare Data Scientist

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Optum is a global organization that delivers care, aided by technology to help millions of people live healthier lives. The work you do with our team will directly improve health outcomes by connecting people with the care, pharmacy benefits, data and resources they need to feel their best. Here, you will find a culture guided by diversity and inclusion, talented peers, comprehensive benefits and career development opportunities. Come make an impact on the communities we serve as you help us advance health equity on a global scale. Join us to start Caring. Connecting. Growing together. 

Optum Infusion Services is seeking a Healthcare Data Scientist with extensive experience in predictive modeling, statistical modeling, and machine learning. This role will lead Optum Infusion’s data science projects and be responsible for developing and implementing advanced analytical solutions to improve patient outcomes, optimize infusion operations, and identify growth opportunities.

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

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of predictive models using advanced statistical modeling, machine learning, and deep learning techniques to improve patient outcomes, operations, and organizational growth
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including clinicians, researchers, and business stakeholders, to design and deliver data-driven solutions that address complex infusion therapy challenges
  • Lead the development of innovative machine learning algorithms that solve complex problems in the infusion industry, including natural language processing and deep learning models
  • Oversee the data science team’s data preparation, cleansing, and feature engineering activities to ensure data quality and relevance for predictive modeling activities
  • Evaluate models’ performance, identify improvement areas, and lead efforts to optimize model accuracy and effectiveness
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advances in predictive modeling, statistical modeling, and machine learning techniques and recommend and implement new approaches to address evolving infusion therapy challenges
  • Ensure that data governance, privacy, and security policies and regulations are followed throughout the data science process

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:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field
  • 7+ years of experience in predictive modeling, statistical modeling, and machine learning in a healthcare-related field
  • Experience leading data science teams, including the ability to mentor and develop junior data scientists
  • Proven experience developing and implementing predictive models using advanced analytical techniques such as logistic regression, random forest, neural networks, and deep learning
  • Experience with healthcare or pharmacy industry regulations, policies, and best practices
  • Expertise in machine learning libraries such as Scikit-learn, TensorFlow, or PyTorch
  • Solid programming skills in Python, R, or similar languages
  • Proven excellent communication skills, with the ability to present complex technical concepts to non-technical stakeholders
  • Demonstrated robust problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and solve complex problems using advanced analytical techniques

Preferred Qualification:

  • A Ph.D. in Computer Science, Data Science, Statistics, or a related field

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, Rhode Island, or Washington Residents Only: The salary range for California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York, Rhode Island or Washington residents is $85,000 to $167,300. 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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