OptumLabs PhD Digital Signals Intern - Minnetonka, MN or Telecommute at Optum (Minneapolis, MN or Remote)

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Internships at Optum. If you want an intern experience that will dramatically shape your career, consider a company that's dramatically shaping our entire health care system. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of companies, is a leading health services and innovation company dedicated to helping make the health system work better for everyone. With more than 94,000 people collaborating worldwide, Optum combines people, technology, data and action to improve the delivery, quality and efficiency of health care. Our internship opportunities provide a view of a rapidly evolving, incredibly challenging marketplace of ideas, products and services. Here, you'll work with some of the smartest people in the business on assignments that matter. Join us and you may end up staying for a career in which you can do your life's best work.(sm)
We are seeking PhD candidates for digital signals and data science internship opportunities. Under the supervision of our current R&D and data science team you will drive new insights and lead research efforts to develop innovative algorithms for leveraging multiple sources of data (e.g., wearables, mobile devices, IoT, natural language, claims) to develop early signals of brain and physical health changes. You will work closely with your mentor and expert domain scientists to identify appropriate research questions and translate them into actionable analysis plans. You will apply advanced statistical and machine learning methodologies in support of novel products for signal generation and health interventions.
You'll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.
Primary Responsibilities:
  • Implement statistical and/or machine learning approaches to support research efforts
  • Document research findings thoroughly and maintain well organized code on github
  • Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists
  • Provide recommendations and guidance based on insights gleaned from data
  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing to a range of audiences
  • Leverage analytics and challenge the status quo while maintaining a high attention to detail

You'll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
Required Qualifications:
  • Pursuing PhD degree in Computer Science, Information Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or related field
  • 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 translating research questions or business requirements into actionable work
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Working knowledge of relational databases and database structures
  • Expected graduation date of 2023 - 2024

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment
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)
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.
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