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Health Data Scientist

LOCATION: Remote
REMOTE ELIGIBLE: Fully Remote
TRAVEL REQUIREMENT: 5% or less
REQUISITION ID: 693
<p>The role of Health Data Scientist works with large healthcare datasets to provide complex data extracts, programming, and analytical modeling capabilities in support of the team’s services to internal and external clients. The team consists of staff with specialized experience, such as research scientists, health service researchers, health economists, clinicians, and project managers, who conceptualize, execute, and deliver qualitative, analytical, and strategy-based work products for clients. We also work closely with other practices, applying the full scope of the firm’s knowledge base to the development of multi-disciplinary, creative solutions on behalf of our clients.</p> <p><strong>Duties and Responsibilities:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Work collaboratively with teams of health services researchers and business analysts to draw insight and intelligence from large administrative claims datasets, electronic medical records and various healthcare registry datasets;</li> <li>Identify and develop solutions to key strategic business problems using high-level modeling and statistical analyses techniques;</li> <li>Utilize SQL to perform advanced-level data extraction, transformation and data management; fully document and manage library of source code and algorithms for future use;</li> <li>Develop and test hypotheses in support of research and product offerings, and communicate findings in a clear, precise, and actionable manner to our clients;</li> <li>Respond to operational data requests and create ad-hoc queries to support research projects;</li> <li>Work closely with Inovalon’s Enterprise Data Management, Data Integration, MORE2 Registry®, and iPORT+™ teams to identify, understand, and resolve data issues and improve the efficiency, productivity and scalability of Avalere and Inovalon Product and production data processes;</li> <li>Troubleshoot production-related issues and coordinate successful resolution;</li> <li>Assist with the evaluation of data analytic vendors and tools;</li> <li>Maintain compliance with Inovalon’s policies, procedures and mission statement;</li> <li>Adhere to all confidentiality and HIPAA requirements as outlined within Inovalon’s Operating Policies and Procedures in all ways and at all times with respect to any aspect of the data handled or services rendered in the undertaking of the position;</li> <li>Fulfill those responsibilities and/or duties that may be reasonably provided by Inovalon for the purpose of achieving operational and financial success of the Company;</li> <li>Uphold responsibilities relative to the separation of duties for applicable processes and procedures within your job function; and</li> <li>We reserve the right to change this job description from time to time as business needs dictate and will provide notice of such.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Job Requirements:</strong></p> <ul> <li>3+ years of professional experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industries working with administrative claims data and big data;</li> <li>Strong SQL programming skills in addition to working knowledge and experience using statistical analysis tools such as SAS, R, SPSS, Stata, and/or MatLab;</li> <li>Demonstrated problem solving, analytical reasoning and decision-making skills;</li> <li>Strong understanding and experience in researching and resolving data issues with a logical, instinctive, and problem-solving mentality working with large, complex and incomplete sources;</li> <li>Business analytical skills (process flows, procedures, spreadsheets, modeling, etc.) and good understanding of design and architecture principles;</li> <li>Exhibit strong project management skills, with an ability to work independently on multiple projects with competing priorities and a strong commitment to meeting goals and deadlines;</li> <li>Understanding of database management tools (e.g., Hadoop, Hive or MapReduce);</li> <li>Excellent analytical skills and ability to understand and interpret results based on advanced statistical techniques;</li> <li>Strong written and verbal communication skills in IT and business environments; ability to communicate to technical and non-technical audiences;</li> <li>Ability to work under minimal supervision in a fast-paced multidisciplinary environment;</li> <li>Advanced knowledge of health care, health policy, pharmaceutical, medical device, and related issues;</li> <li>Superior customer service in the form of first-rate work product and project management;</li> <li>Strong ability to manage challenging client situations;</li> <li>Strong ability to troubleshoot and recommend solutions; and</li> <li>Strong ability to translate complex information for a wide range of clients.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Education:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Master’s degree in computer science, machine learning, applied mathematics, econometrics, statistics, engineering, physics, or related discipline; or equivalent combination of education and experience.</li> </ul> <p><strong>Physical Demands and Work Environment:</strong></p> <ul> <li>Sedentary work (i.e. sitting for long periods of time);</li> <li>Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force;</li> <li>Frequently or constantly to lift, carry push, pull or otherwise move objects and repetitive motions;</li> <li>Subject to inside environmental conditions; and</li> <li>Travel for this position will include less than 5% locally usually for training purposes.</li> </ul><div class="content-conclusion"><p><em>By embracing diversity, equity and inclusion we enhance our work environment and drive business success. Inovalon strives to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate and of our clients and everyone whom we serve. We endeavor to create a culture of inclusion in which our associates feel empowered to bring their full, authentic selves to work and pursue their professional goals in an equitable setting. We understand that by fostering this type of culture, and welcoming different perspectives, we generate innovation and growth.</em></p> <p><em>Inovalon is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirement.</em></p> <p><em>The Company maintains a drug free work environment for all of its associates, which includes employees, contractors and vendors. It is unlawful for associates to manufacture, sell, distribute, dispense, possess or use any controlled substance or marijuana in the workplace and doing so will result in disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment or the contracted relationship.</em></p> <div><em>Consistent with Inovalon’s safety protocols, the company will require a vaccination attestation for fully office-based and hybrid (office/remote) positions. Positions designated as fully remote are exempt from the attestation requirement unless and until such time as an in-office presence is required.</em></div> <p>&nbsp;</p></div>

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