Senior Data Scientist - Statistics

UnitedHealth   •  

Minnetonka, MN

Less than 5 years

Posted 183 days ago

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Position Description

We are seeking experienced data scientists to drive new insights and lead research efforts to develop innovative assets for the healthcare delivery system. You will work closely with our expert domain scientists and business leaders to identify appropriate research questions and translate them into actionable analyses and algorithms. You will apply advanced statistical and machine learning methodologies in support of novel products for the healthcare system. This position offers the opportunity to mentor and lead junior researchers and data scientists.   Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead the implementation of research investigations and construction of data products employing statistical and/or machine learning approaches
  • Translate research questions or product requirements into actionable work
  • Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists
  • Provide recommendations and guidance to project leads based on insights gleaned from data
  • Communicate effectively and clearly to a range of audiences, from domain scientists to business professionals
  • Work effectively as both an individual analytic contributor while also mentoring and leading less experienced data scientists
  • Analytical, articulate, inquisitive, and insightful
  • A passion for problem solving using data and analytics
  • Receptive to peer review and able to work collaboratively
  • Critical thinker and quick learner
  • Attentive to detail
  • Interested in understanding challenges in healthcare delivery and building assets to meet the needs
  • Effectively manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously
  • Scientifically communicate effectively to clients and the business both in writing and verbally

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s / PHD degree in Statistics, Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, or related field
  • 3+ years of experience in industrial data science position(s)
  • Experience with inferential statistics and predictive modeling
  • Experience applying a broad range of statistical, mathematical, or computational approaches using data to solve problems
  • Proficiency in model-building language such as R or Python
  • Experience leading data science efforts and working with non-technical leaders
  • Experience mentoring and leading junior data scientists
  • Experience translating research questions or business requirements into actionable work
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database structures

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in the healthcare industry  
  • Experience informing experimental design using historical data is a plus but not required