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Humana Senior Research Scientist in Colorado Springs, Colorado


The Senior Research Scientist performs basic observational and experimental scientific investigation to health policy and healthcare services in order to acquire new knowledge and to guide business decisions. The Senior Research Scientist work assignments involve moderately complex to complex issues where the analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors.


The Senior Research Scientist provides expertise around study design, research methodology, analyses and interpretation of results in collaboration with study team members, with a specific focus on health policy, health economics, and health services research. For retrospective data analyses (e.g. healthcare administrative claims), the Senior Research Scientist will complete data extraction from multiple tables in a database(s) and create tabular and graphical displays of study data and analytic results to facilitate interpretations. For studies involving primary data collection, the Senior Research Scientist will manage, clean, and analyze data as appropriate. Key research questions related to healthcare payment and delivery system reform will be defined and addressed. For all studies, the Senior Research Scientist contributes to study design, study protocols and statistical analysis plans, technical reports, executive summaries, and authors or co-authors research results in peer reviewed publications and presentations at appropriate scientific conferences and forums. The Senior Research Scientist exercises considerable latitude and works without direction but works in collaboration with study team members and other peers in order to produce the highest quality work possible.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree or Doctorate in Health Services Research, Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or related field

  • 3 or more years of technical research/analysis experience

  • Knowledge of healthcare financing and experience in health policy research

  • Experience with studies using large datasets, particularly administrative healthcare claims data

  • Experience with data management and statistical analysis using SAS

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

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD (or equivalent) in Health Services Research, Public Health, Health Policy, Health Economics or related field

  • Publication of prior studies in peer reviewed journals

  • Experience with R and/or Python

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