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At Aetna, 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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  • Efficient
  • Innovative
  • Insightful
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Employee Quotes

At Aetna 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, 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

Primary Location: Wellesley, Massachusetts
Additional Locations: MA-Wellesley

About the team.
The newly formed Clinical Products
science team helps supercharge CVS-Aetna’s clinical programs to improve member
health and lower costs.Given CVS-Aetna’s
size, scope, and deep set of capacities, CVS-Aetna is an unparalleled platform
to make a difference in healthcare in the US and beyond.The Clinical Products team has three main
goals.First, CVS-Aetna is launching a
series of clinical programs that use the resources of the combined CVS-Aetna,
and our team delivers the advanced analytics to support those initiatives.Second, the team develops data-driven
clinical recommendations that are delivered to members, their providers, and
their caregivers.Finally, we build
condition-specific models that help other parts of the company (e.g. pricing)
better predict member care journeys.

About the position.
A Sr Data Scientist will join the newly formed Clinical Products team
and support, end to end, one or more of the team’s three objectives.A Sr Data Scientist will build predictive
models, work with clinical experts (e.g. doctors) to translate their subject
matter expertise into machine learning models, extract and manipulate data from
multiple large data sources, and present her / his work to technical and
non-technical stakeholders.A Sr Data
Scientist will also use the results of AB testing to improve the performance of
the team’s statistical modeling and targeting.
A Sr Data Scientist may also be involved in putting her code into

Culturally, because we are a new team, we are looking for
candidates who embrace the “explorer” mindset of asking questions, iterating
quickly, being comfortable pivoting intelligently, and moving fast.

Open to candidates in our Wellesley or NYC

Fundamental Components:

Develops and/or uses algorithms and statistical
predictive models.

Brings clinical insights to inform predictive
models: is comfortable reading academic clinically oriented literature and
collaborating with clinical subject matter experts to inform predictive models.

Performs analyses of structured and unstructured
data to solve multiple and/or complex business problems using advanced
statistical techniques and mathematical analyses and broad knowledge of the
organization and/or industry.

Collaborates with business partners to
understand their problems and goals, develop predictive modeling, statistical
analysis, data reports and performance metrics.

Develops and participates in presentations and
consultations to existing and prospective constituents on analytics results and

Interacts with internal and external peers and
managers to exchange complex information related to areas of specialization.

Use strong knowledge in algorithms and
predictive models to investigate problems, detect patterns and recommend solutions.

Use strong programming skills to explore,
examine and interpret large volumes of data in various forms.

Background Experience:

5 or more
years of progressively complex related experience.

Demonstrates proficiency in most areas of mathematical

Strong knowledge of advanced analytics tools and
languages to analyze large data sets from multiple data sources.

Anticipates and prevents problems and roadblocks
before they occur.

Demonstrates strong ability to communicate
technical concepts and implications to business partners.

Clinically oriented background or professional
experience is a plus.

Potential Telework Position:

Percent of Travel Required:
0 - 10%

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

Benefit Eligibility:
Benefit eligibility may vary by position. Click here to review the benefits associated with this position.

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