Unitedhealth Group Inc. Falls Church , VA 22040
No industry is moving faster than health care. And no organization is better positioned to lead health care forward. We need attention to every detail with an eye for the points no one has considered. The rewards for performance are significant. You'll help improve the health of millions. And you'll do your life's best work.(sm)
The Lewin Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Optum
The successful candidate will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team and will have the opportunity to conduct policy analyses, evaluate programs using advanced empirical methods, and develop forecasting models for health care utilization and costs. We pride ourselves in creating an exciting, policy focused atmosphere that encourages the use of innovative analytical techniques to solve real-world problems. See our web site for more information on our projects and people: www.lewin.com.
Application Instructions: Please submit your CV, cover letter, and job market paper or sample of your research.
Design and conduct studies that require advance empirical methods or mixed quantitative and qualitative evaluation methods
Supervise research staff, ensuring that all projects are conducted with sound analytic methods
Draft research reports, interpret and present findings to technical and non-technical audiences
Support technical proposal writing
Serve as a resource to other staff in methodological or health care policy areas
PhD in Economics or allied field with 0-3 years' experience post-PhD
Will consider Fall 2019 graduates
Expertise in one of the following areas: applied microeconomics, labor economics, applied econometrics, health policy, program evaluation
Must be conversant with the policies and institutions that define the US health care system
Strong written and verbal communication skills, intellectual curiosity
Ability to explain complex economic and analytic concepts to non-technical audiences
2 years of experience analyzing health care data, especially Medicare, Medicaid and/or commercial claims data or public use data sources such as the American Community Survey, Current Population Survey, and the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Experience in policy analysis
Experience using advanced analytic or computational methods
The Lewin Group is a wholly owned subsidiary of Optum
Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system 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)
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.
Job Key Words: Economics, PhD, Medicare, Medicaid, healthcare, microeconomics, econometrics, labor, program evaluation, Falls Church, VA, Virginia, Eden Prairie, MN, Minnesota