Research Fellow, Behavioral Economics, UnitedHealth Group 2019-05-28T01:35:44+00:00

Job description:

Primary Responsibilities: Provides scientific leadership to UHG R&D investments and strategy development. Support teams in utilization of Behavioral Economics to improve their projects Prepare position papers defining, analyzing, and identifying opportunities within areas aligned with UHG R&D’s strategic objectives Conduct internal and external pilot research to steer early decision making and build investment rational Work with internal and/or external stakeholders to refine positions and opportunities Build and maintain relationships with key thought leaders in their fields Work with Venture Leaders to turn opportunities into Investment projects Identify meaningful research initiatives to quickly and efficiently de-risk investments Provide leadership and technical oversight to Investment Projects to ensure meaningful outcomes Maintain expert level awareness of technical and business developments in their field Provide guidance to UHG R&D leadership in matters related to their field Mentor and guide UHG research staff Recruit and train post-doctoral scientists in their field for scientific and functional leadership positions Provides passionate leadership for UHG R&D’s teams and programs Relentlessly seeks the truth Open to knowledge from any source Flexible enough to change assumptions in response to new data Doesn’t accept conventional wisdom Courageous enough to have a unique perspective Leads though example, teaching, and guiding Agile in responding to changing circumstances and new information Displays quiet competence in all interactions. Gracefully shares credit with teams and partners

Required Qualifications: PhD in Behavioral Economics or a related scientific field 10+ years of relevant research experience Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 5 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug – free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment. Job Keywords: Research Fellow, Behavioral Economics, Minnetonka, MN, Minnesota