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At Aetna, a CVS Health Company, we’re pioneering a total approach to health and wellness. As a Data Scientist on the Analytics & Behavior Change team, you’ll build leading-edge analytics, data and technology platforms to help reimagine health care. We’ll count on you to help solve problems and deliver meaningful insights to our customers by leveraging innovations in data science, machine learning and predictive modeling techniques. And we’ll support you in achieving more in your life and your work.

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  • Curious
  • Logical
  • Problem-solver
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  • Innovative
  • Insightful
  • Organized
  • Persistent

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Employee Quotes

At Aetna, a CVS Health Company Analytics, the team uses machine learning techniques and data visualization to derive insights from the data to guide our efforts to understand and care for our members more effectively and at a lower cost. Each team member is responsible for a new weekly insight. We have a great mix of new graduates and senior data scientists. I’m constantly blown away at the talent, creativity and drive on our team!

Karen S., Senior Director - Enterprise Analytics

Working at Aetna, a CVS Health Company, gives you the opportunity to use the data to make a change. A change that could save lives, could prevent fraud, a change that really matters and a chance to work with like-minded people to make a difference. A great team, helpful colleagues, intelligent co-workers make the journey to learn and innovate that much more fun.

Tanvi K., Data Scientist - Clinical Analytics

Job Details

Senior Data Scientist - 71531BR

Primary Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Additional Locations: MA-Wellesley
Aetna/CVS Data Science team

Fundamental Components:
Create analytic tools to drive decision making within the organization. Utilize an industry leading, scalable data platform and tools to glean insights from a large array of data sources. Coordinate, analyze, and present health care related clinical analytics projects. Engage in business conversations that integrate an in-depth healthcare domain knowledge and active participation with several key stakeholders to forge a partnership to guide and shape future needs with clear and focused attention. Bring healthcare industry domain knowledge and conduct secondary research on clinically-oriented literature to inform decision making and predictive models.Collaborate with clinical subject matter experts to design innovative clinical initiatives and evaluation metrics to improve population health outcome. Determine analytical approaches and modeling techniques to investigate and solve highly complex business problems. Develop and use algorithms and statistical predictive models to detect patterns and identify potential future outcomes. Provide mentorship on advanced analytical skills and domain knowledge to junior data scientists and analysts. Provide quality review and guidance to junior team members. Utilize programming languages including R or Python to handle, explore, examine, analyze and interpret structured and unstructured data in various forms. Frame complex measurement problems and coordinate the development of analytical solutions. Communicate analytic concepts, implications, and solutions in a manner that builds stakeholder confidence. Utilize data visualization techniques and tools including Tableau or RShiny to build strategic and operational dashboards for communicating analytical results and supporting business decisions.

Background Experience:
Master’s degree in Mathematics, Engineering, Health Informatics or a related field.

Minimum 2 years of healthcare industry experience in an analytical role working with health care data, systems and standards. Must have experience utilizing R or Python to manipulate large datasets and develop statistical models; performing mathematical analysis, machine learning, and experimental design and evaluation; utilizing data visualization techniques and business intelligence tools, including Tableau or RShiny; and writing SQL queries to extract, transform and load large datasets.

Clinical Licensure:

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:

EEO Statement:
Aetna is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position.

Candidate Privacy Information:
Aetna takes our candidate's data privacy seriously. At no time will any Aetna recruiter or employee request any financial or personal information (Social Security Number, Credit card information for direct deposit, etc.) from you via e-mail. Any requests for information will be discussed prior and will be conducted through a secure website provided by the recruiter. Should you be asked for such information, please notify us immediately.



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