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Job Category:

Healthcare Economics



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

Associate Director of Data Science & Analytics – Multiple Locations or Telecommute Considered

UHG - Phoenix, Arizona

Posted: 12/10/2018

The Associate Director of Data Science and Analytics is a player-coach responsible for driving improved, aligned analytics strategies and approaches to improve targeting and visibility to program outcomes through tool and resource development. Strategic guidance and oversight will span from pilot and study design and retrospective properly-controlled analyses, through implementation and iteration of predictive algorithms to improve and optimize outcomes. You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute from anywhere within the U.S. as you help us help people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone.


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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and iterate a strategic analytic roadmap to enable better-informed data-driven business decision-making
  • Drive awareness and knowledge of appropriate study design, measurement methodology and predictive and prescriptive analytics across the organization, partnering, developing, coaching, and mentoring teams
  • Develop streamlined processes to improve and align effectiveness analyses across the organization
  • Identify root causes, and establish iterative data science approaches and strategies as a core driver of informed data-driven business decision-making and program optimization
  • Assess the appropriately-controlled comparative effectiveness of programs and pilots currently in-flight
  • Design and execute lean startup / lean product development methodologies to ensure appropriate, early success criteria determination and outcomes measurement to test new program concepts to improve and optimize program outcomes
  • Estimate business value realization and ROI, and translate analytic and financial insights into understandable business language
  • Define and prioritize strategic and tactical analytic efforts
  • Design, develop, interpret, translate and present outcomes and recommendations to executives
  • Support the development and implementation of a research, evaluation, and publication plan

Develop, refine, and direct new stratification, segmentation, and iterative predictive models to identify impactable, high risk members for targeted interventions.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, statistics, or related field,
  • 7+ years in of analytics experience and the use of SAS, R, or S+
  • 2+ years leading, coaching, and mentoring analytic teams
  • 5+ years of financial modeling and analysis
  • Experience and comfort presenting to executive stakeholders, with the ability to translate analytic insights into understandable business language
  • Experience consulting and driving change within a highly matrixed organization
  • Experience with propensity score matching and randomized control trials
  • Experience driving and training others in data science, predictive and prescriptive analytics

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Doctorate degree preferred, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Experience designing and implementing lean startup / lean product development methodologies
  • Experience with health economics/HEOR, study design and analysis
  • Strong business focus, and ability to translate business needs into analytic objectives, and measure associated value to the business
  • Curious self-starter with the ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment with strong focus on innovation

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

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