Aetna Informatics Consultant in Chicago, Illinois

Req ID: 48654BR

Location for role: Chicago, with alternate locations considered in Wellesley (Boston) and New York City


Responsible for the successful delivery of analyses and analytic solutions to meet business needs, interacting directly with internal and external clients and colleagues. Acts as the analytic team lead for complex projects involving multiple resources and tasks, providing individual mentoring in support of company objectives.

Fundamental Components:

Performs applied statistical research and custom analysis of integrated healthcare data, interprets results, and makes recommendations based on analytic findings to business areas.

Stays informed about industry trends, research findings and evaluation methods.

Makes recommendations about data collection methods, metrics definition and evaluation methods.

Presents analytic reports to clients and stakeholders.

Defines and delivers analytical solutions in support of healthcare business initiatives that drive short and long term objectives.

Collaborates with internal and external partners and organizations in the design and execution of analytic studies to answer business and research questions.

Designs and conducts analyses and outcome studies using healthcare claims, pharmacy and lab data, employing appropriate research designs and statistical methods.

Develops, validates and executes algorithms, statistical models and reporting tools that answer applied research and business questions for internal and external clients.

Develops and participates in presentations and consultations to existing and prospective constituents on information services, capabilities and performance results.

Turns analysis into business/customer solutions.

Creates business applications to deliver clinical or analytic solutions to constituents.

Develops project plans, research study designs and timelines.

Manages personal resources and cross-functional projects and customer expectations to achieve constituent satisfaction.

Responsible for project commitments to quality and on-time deliverables.

Ability to manage conflicting priorities and multiple projects concurrently.

Willingness to understand and probe into technical details.

Contributes to a motivated work environment by working effectively to achieve common goals.

Creates and evaluates the data needs of assigned projects and assures the integrity of the data.

Conducts analyses that may be suitable for publication in journals and external presentations.

Works independently to plan and conduct sophisticated analyses.

Assists in team leadership and mentoring and may perform management functions in the absence of the Informatics Manager.


*Prior experience working with health care claims data

*Big Data Ecosystems: Hadoop, Hive, desired

*Knowledge of analytic programming tools and methods (SAS, SQL, OLAP, Business Objects, Crystal).

*7 or more years of health research, epidemiology or pharmaceutical industry analytic experience.

*Strong problem solving, analytical, and project management skills.

*Demonstrated extensive and diverse knowledge of health care data, metrics, systems and standards; demonstrated subject matter expert in multiple subject areas.

*Able to make sound decisions and recommendations to drive business solutions.

*Ability to communicate statistical and technical ideas and results to non-technical clients in written and verbal form.

*Health care analysis, health economics, epidemiology, or health services research experience.

*Well-versed in statistical model building and concepts, decision trees and classification rules, segmentation and cluster analysis.

*Strong leadership experience, collaboration skills with the ability to work effectively with all levels of management and staff.

*Strong problem solving skills and critical thinking ability.

*Understanding of relational databases, data systems and data warehouses.

*Strong reporting skills using Excel, Access, Word and/or PowerPoint.

*Strong understanding of customers strategies, information needs programs, processes and products.

*Expert knowledge of clinical risk adjustment, multivariate analyses, epidemiology or health economics research methods.

*Ability to evaluate/recommend the use of other reporting platforms to solve constituent needs: Business Objects, Microsoft

*Access, web development technology, big data analytics, data mining, Visual Basic.


The highest level of education desired for candidates in this position is a Master's degree.


Aetna is about more than just doing a job. This is our opportunity to re-shape healthcare for America and across the globe. We are developing solutions to improve the quality and affordability of healthcare. What we do will benefit generations to come.

We care about each other, our customers and our communities. We are inspired to make a difference, and we are committed to integrity and excellence.

Together we will empower people to live healthier lives.

Aetna is an equal opportunity & affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of personal characteristics or status. We take affirmative action to recruit, select and develop women, people of color, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

We are a company built on excellence. We have a culture that values growth, achievement and diversity and a workplace where your voice can be heard.

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Job Function: Health Care