Humana Senior Research Consulting Professional in Colorado Springs, Colorado
The Senior Research Consulting Professional performs basic observational and experimental scientific investigation related to health policy and healthcare services in order to acquire new knowledge and to guide business decisions. The Senior Research Consulting Professional work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.
The Senior Research Consulting Professional provides expert guidance around study design, research methodology, analyses and interpretation of results. Acts as principal investigator, leading the study team from study inception to dissemination of research results, with a specific focus on health policy, health economics, and health services research. Prepares comprehensive documents including study protocols, technical reports, executive summaries, and presentations to communicate the study research findings. Evaluates key questions related to healthcare payment and delivery system reform. Publishes research results, in peer reviewed publications and presents at appropriate scientific conferences and forums. Documents research leading to patent disclosure or technical and/or scientific advancement. For retrospective data analyses (e.g. healthcare administrative claims), a collaborating scientist may complete data extraction from a database(s), create tabular and graphical displays of study data and analytic results to facilitate interpretations. For certain studies, the Senior Research Consulting Professional may actually complete data extraction from a database and generate analytic results. The Senior Research Consulting Professional will also support or facilitate primary data collection efforts as appropriate. The Senior Research Consulting Professional exercises considerable latitude in determining objectives and approaches to assignments and works without direction but in collaboration with study team members and other peers in order to produce the highest quality work possible.
Master's degree or Doctorate in Health Services Research, Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or related field
5 or more years of technical research/analysis experience
Knowledge of healthcare financing and experience in health policy research
Experience with studies using large datasets
Experience with scientific publication
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences
PhD (or equivalent) in Health Services Research, Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or related field
Publication of prior studies in peer reviewed journals
Experience with data management and statistical analysis using SAS, R, and/or Python
Scheduled Weekly Hours