Data Scientist-Clinical Analytics

Humana Remote
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Humana is a $90 billion (Fortune 40) market leader in integrated healthcare with the mission to help people achieve lifelong well-being. Our members often have multiple medical, behavioral health, and SDOH factors. As a company focused on the health and well-being of the people we serve, the population health & analytics team is focused on identifying clinical and business Improvement opportunities. The mission of our team is to unlock the power of data to drive meaningful clinical and business outcomes. Against that context, we are seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join our national team. The Senior Data Scientist uses mathematics, statistics, modeling, and data science principles and technology to transform high volumes of complex data into advanced analytic solutions to support multiple high-impact initiatives that run parallel.


The Senior Data Scientist develops, maintains, and collects structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting. Creates reports, projections, models, and presentations to influence business strategy. In this role, you will make decisions on technical approach for projects that range in complexity. The ideal candidate will have a track record of managing through ambiguity, working with minimal information, prioritizing needs, and delivering results in a highly matrixed and dynamic environment.

In this multi-disciplinary team, you'll have the opportunity to work closely with decision-marking executives and clinicians to shape Humana's Medicaid enterprise population health strategies and initiatives. You will be at the forefront of creating a data driven culture to foster continuous improvement, accelerate growth and outcomes of our members.

Role Responsibilities

  • Create rigorous study designs to improve health outcomes and lower costs for millions of lives we serve, ranging from neonates to seniors.

  • Use statistical and machine learning methods to develop sophisticated models based on large structured and unstructured data set

  • Develop research design to evaluate complex interventions and test changes, and monitor for shifts and trends

  • Build custom data models and perform error analysis to improve models

  • Design analytics experiments to solve various problems and measure the impact of interventions/programs across multiple markets

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and 7 years of applicable experience OR Master's Degree and 3 or more years of experience in Quantitative field (Computer Science, Machine Learning, Research, Statistics

  • Knowledgeable in principles of IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) improvement to advance and sustain better outcomes

  • 3 or more years experience in statistical process control

  • Proficiency in the science of improvements, rapid-cycle testing

  • Experience using Run charts/ time-ordered data to identify the variation

  • Proficiency in using statistical languages such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS, and querying databases using SQL

  • In-depth knowledge in a variety of machine learning and data mining techniques such as clustering, decision tree, artificial neural networks, random forest

  • Experience using databases such as Snowflake, MS SQL Server, Oracle, Vertica, MySQL, SAS, SPSS

  • Advanced predictive modeling and pattern recognition experience

  • Ability to develop, maintain, and collect structured and unstructured data sets for analysis and reporting

  • Create reports, projections, models, and data visualization and presentations to support business strategy and tactics

Preferred Qualifications

  • PHD

  • Experience handling terabyte size data and discovering hidden insights

Vaccine Policy:

Humana and its subsidiaries require vaccinated associates who work outside of their home to submit proof of vaccination, including COVID-19 boosters. Associates who remain unvaccinated must either undergo weekly negative COVID testing OR wear a mask at all times while in a Humana facility or while working in the field. Every associate and contractor who work inside a Humana facility or in the field, regardless of vaccination status, must complete a daily health-screening questionnaire.

Work-At-Home Requirements:

  • WAH requirements: Must have the ability to provide a high speed DSL or cable modem for a home office. Associates or contractors who live and work from home in the state of California will be provided payment for their internet expense.

  • A minimum standard speed for optimal performance of 25x10 (25mpbs download x 10mpbs upload) is required.

  • Satellite and Wireless Internet service is NOT allowed for this role.

  • A dedicated space lacking ongoing interruptions to protect member PHI / HIPAA information

Why Humana? You'll experience the following perks as a full-time Humana employee:

Compensation and Financial Security — Our pay philosophy is designed to motivate and reward associates for their skills and contributions to the company. We provide options to help you plan for your future and protect your assets: Competitive base pay, Recognition pay, 401(k) retirement savings plan (125% match for the first 6% contributed by an associate), etc.

Your Whole Health —
Humana's health products and services are designed to encourage personal wellness and smart healthcare decisions for you and your family: Medical, dental, and vision benefits, Health plan incentives, Paternity leave, etc.

Work Perks —
Humana knows your life extends outside of work. We have many options to support your interests and needs. Some departments have the flexibility to allow associates to work from home, and we offer all associates: Paid time off, holidays, volunteer time, jury duty pay, Associate charity matching program, Discount programs with major retailers, etc.

Grow With Us —
Humana provides growth and career opportunities that can help you develop your skills and build your future with the organization: Internal and external learning events, Tuition assistance, Inclusion and diversity training, etc.

Social Security Task:

Alert: Humana values personal identity protection. Please be aware that applicants being considered for an interview will be asked to provide a social security number, if it is not already on file. When required, an email will be sent from [email protected] with instructions to add the information into the application at Humana’s secure website.

Interview Format:

As part of our hiring process for this opportunity, we will be using an exciting interviewing technology called Modern Hire to enhance our hiring and decision-making ability. Modern Hire allows us to quickly connect and gain valuable information for you pertaining to your relevant skills and experience at a time that is best for your schedule.

If you are selected for a first round interview, you will receive an email correspondence inviting you to participate in a Modern Hire interview. In this interview, you will receive a set of interview questions over your phone and you will provide recorded or text message responses to each question. You should anticipate this interview to take about 15 minutes. Your recorded interview will be reviewed, and you will subsequently be informed if you will be moving forward to next round of interviews.

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