Epidemiology Analyst III (SAS Experience Required) (511025)
UnitedHealth Group - Waltham, MA

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The Epidemiology Analyst III conducts SAS programming and analysis as needed for pharmacoepidemiologic research studies, provides database support and maintenance, and contributes to report and manuscript writing. Additionally supports the analyst group by training and developing the ability to mentor new and more junior analysts.

Responsibilities:
Execute (or oversee execution of) the analytic plan for research studies. Assess feasibility of analytic plan and timeline associated with analytic plan.

Create/modify SAS programs to carry out the analytic plan.

Provide analytic advice to project team members; investigate issues with the data and report findings back to team. Serve as lead analyst on large studies that require more than one analyst to complete the work.

Document steps taken and proof/crosscheck results.

Assist in the preparation of analytic results and study methodology in the form of client reports, journal manuscripts, and abstracts/posters for professional meetings. Draft and review methods section of reports.

Generate/maintain SAS databases needed to conduct medical record chart abstraction.

Assess time needed to accomplish tasks; shift priorities/projects as needed

Other Responsibilities:
Assist in the preparation of bids for new work, including completing (or overseeing the completion of) feasibility studies

Serve as technical resource to other analysts. Present new programs/techniques to other analysts.

Develop ability to mentor new analysts.

Requirements

Undergraduate degree required or equivalent experience

5+ years work experience pharma/healthcare or a research setting required.

5+ years programming experience with SAS required

Familiarity with Excel and STATA

MPH or MS in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Economics, Statistics (or equivalent) preferred

OptumInsight is part of the family of companies that make UnitedHealth Group one of the leaders across most major segments of the US health care system.

OptumInsight is one of the largest and fastest growing health information companies. We specialize in improving the performance of the health system by providing analytics, technology and consulting services that enable better decisions and results. We integrate workflow solutions that deliver data in real-time, and create actionable insights - processing health information that relates directly to and affects one in four patients in the U.S, one in every three Medicaid dollars and one in every five emergency room visits. And we do it all with every action focused on our shared values of Integrity, Compassion, Relationships, Innovation & Performance.

What can YOU do with the right information? At OptumInsight, the possibilities and the impact are limitless. No matter what your role is at OptumInsight, you'll be empowered to ask more questions, develop better solutions and help make the health care system greater than ever. It's always fresh. It's always exciting. And it's never been more important.

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