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Job Category:

Pharmaceutical Research



Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Position Type:

Full Time

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Sr. Qualitative Outcomes Research Associate

UHG - JOHNSTON, Rhode Island

Posted: 11/3/2018

We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.(sm)
The Senior Data Analyst uses SAS, R, Excel, and other analytic tools to conduct analyses to support Optum’s Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO) Division. Our group is committed to improving healthcare through quality measurement in PRO survey design, development, validation, and outcomes analysis and reporting. The group supports customers across the health research life cycle of drug development for regulatory needs and for exploratory and observational studies. Beyond clinical trial expertise, our team helps practitioners, payers, and policymakers use PROs. We also work with other clinical outcome assessments such as clinician-reported outcomes and observer-reported outcomes. This small team of experienced experts in psychometrics, with backgrounds in cognitive and clinical psychology, sociology, public health, economics, biostatistics, and epidemiology is based in Johnston RI, within driving distance from Massachusetts and Connecticut. Our team is mostly office-based and we promote a collegial atmosphere and a strong work-life balance.
The Senior Data Analyst independently works on assignments with indirect supervision from senior staff. Candidates should have experience with data management, statistical analyses, and reporting, including the preparation of graphs, tables, and figures.  The Senior Data Analyst is expected to develop statistical analysis plans, write sections of technical reports, and produce scientific posters and presentations for a range of projects ranging from small, rapid turnover projects to large, multi-phase projects across multiple disease areas. Strong SAS or similar statistical programming experience is required.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Supports and assists scientists in dataset management
  • Performs programming and statistical analyses and prepares required graphs, tables and figures using the appropriate software tools
  • Preparation and quality assurance of study deliverables, including models, tables, final reports, manuscripts, posters and presentations
  • Documents results from quantitative analyses
  • Co-authors technical reports, summaries, and protocols
  • Co-authors and publishes manuscripts
  • Prepares for and presents at professional meetings and client-sponsored events, and prepares and publishes associated abstracts
  • Assumes responsibility for completing tasks in a given timeline and in accordance with quality standards
  • Follows company and department standard operating procedures
  • Interacts effectively and collegially with all employees, fostering a supportive and cross departmental sharing environment

Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of relevant experience OR Master’s degree plus 4 years of relevant experience in a related field including Statistics, Mathematics, Computing Sciences, Economics, Public Health, or other related field
  • 3+ years of SAS or similar statistical programming experience
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong work ethic, ability to work independently, and demonstrated organizational skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills: conveys messages clearly, accurately and concisely; work requires few clarifications/editions
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a cross-functional team environment
  • Proven track record in meeting timelines without being prompted, and ability to manage multiple competing priorities
  • Self-starter who can creatively problem-solve, make decisions, and take initiative to lead and drive projects to completion
  • Strong integrity, follows ethical research standards
  • Demonstrates commitment, dedication, cooperation, positive behavior, adaptability and flexibility with changes in responsibilities and duties

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world?s large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)



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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.



Job Keywords: SAS, Statistical Programming, Public Health, Programming, Models, Quantitative Analysis, Johnston, RI, Rhode island

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