Research Project Manager, Aging Populations – Telecommute Jobs in Minneapolis, MN at Optum

Title: Research Project Manager, Aging Populations – Telecommute

Company: Optum

Location: Minneapolis, MN

UnitedHealth Group is a company that’s on the rise. We’re expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we think. Here, innovation isn’t about another gadget, it’s about transforming the health care industry. Ready to make a difference? Make yourself at home with us and start doingyour life’s best work.(sm)Optum Lab’s efforts are driven by statistics, data, and clinical science, but also focus on the human connections required to understand and treat the chronic diseases that afflict nearly half of the world’s population. To do so, our team tracks the latest in science, technology, and clinical care—including what we can learn from our own data. We then apply these things via research studies, clinical trials, and pilot programs that identify new ways to prevent, detect, and intercept disease for our members.

We are seeking a Research Project Manager for our Research for Aging Populations (RAP) team. This role will work closely with the Vice President of Research to manage a portfolio of analytic initiatives and workstreams focused on developing innovative solutions to enhance healthcare delivery. The Research Project Manager will provide administrative and project management support to the Vice President and will lead, direct, and participate in infrastructure projects to standardize project processes, implement quality assurance practices, and achieve efficient and reliable delivery of high-quality analytic results. The Research Project Manager will also serve as the team liaison to the legal, compliance, and regulatory affairs team.

Work is conducted in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment with internal and external stakeholders which requires an appreciation of a diversity of perspectives and good communication skills.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities

At the direction of the Vice President of Data Analytics, lead and direct infrastructure projects to drive the efficiency and quality of the Genomic HEOR team’s work

Support research projects through management of project timelines, creation of project documentation, coordination of team meetings, and creation of key deliverables and outputs

Serve as liaison to the legal, compliance and regulatory affairs team and support projects to ensure analytic team compliance with corporate data governance policies, as well as contractual and regulatory obligations

Produce reports on the status of projects in the analytics’ team backlog using management software like Aha!

Collaborate within cross-disciplinary research teams including business-facing leaders and expert domain scientists to support execution of analytics projects and initiatives

Assist in preparing slide decks for internal meetings, as well as presentations for meetings with external collaborators and presentations at scientific meetings and conferences

Assist in maintaining project documentation and files

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

Bachelor’s degree

7+ years applied or life sciences research project management experience

Experience in a research setting where HIPAA and human subject protection is required

Full COVID-19 vacc…

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