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Humana Senior Research Consulting Professional in Billings, Montana

Description

The Senior Research Consulting Professional performs experimental and observational analyses to guide business decisions. Their work assignments frequently require independent determination of the appropriate courses of action. They should therefore be well-versed in experimental design and execution, both within academic and business contexts.

Responsibilities

Pharmacy Analytics and Consulting (PAC) is constantly innovating to enhance our members' experience and maximize our investments in new areas of improvement. Within the research consulting team, you will be involved in testing each of our new initiatives using rigorous scientific standards of evaluation. This involves helping to coordinate and design studies and working with our business partners to shape their investment decisions based on your findings. The role sits at the intersection of scientific rigor and practical application and will have a direct impact on the decisions that shape PAC over time. The research consulting team is therefore instrumental in driving much of the value that our members experience through their pharmacy benefit, increasing their satisfaction and the sophistication with which the business adapts to changes over time.

The Senior Research Consulting Professional provides expert guidance around study design, research methodology, and interpretation of results. They guide the business through the experimental design process and perform statistical analyses to evaluate the data resulting from their designs. The consultant acts as principal investigator, leading the study team from study inception to dissemination of research results.

The candidate should be familiar with the preparation of study protocols but also be able to create executive summaries and presentations to communicate their findings more broadly. They may also contribute to external publication of research results in peer reviewed outlets and present the same at appropriate scientific conferences and forums. The candidate should develop a deep understanding of the department, segment, and organizational strategy to help inform them with data them over time. The Senior Research Consulting Professional makes decisions regarding their own work methods, occasionally in ambiguous situations, and should require minimal direction.

Required Qualifications

  • Deep knowledge of experimental design and statistical analyses for randomized controlled trials (RCTs)

  • Master's degree in statistics, social science, or other relevant discipline or 3 or more years of technical experience working on RCTs

  • Ability to communicate technical results to business partners simply and effectively

  • Must be passionate about contributing to an organization focused on continuously improving consumer experiences

  • Proficiency in a statistical coding language such as R, or equivalent experience in Python

  • Knowledge of SQL

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in statistics, social science, or other relevant discipline

  • 5 years of experience designing and executing RCTs

  • Familiarity with observational causal inference methodologies

  • Knowledge of Bayesian statistics

  • Experience with academic publication under peer-review

  • Familiarity with Tidyverse in R, SAS, PySpark, or STAN

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Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

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