Principal Data Scientist (Bioinformatics)- Dublin,...

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Location: Dublin

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Optum, the fastest growing part of UnitedHealth Group, is a leading information and technology-enabled health services business. Our teams are dedicated to modernizing the health care system and improving the lives of people and communities.

Serving virtually every dimension of the health system, we work with a diverse set of clients across 150 countries – from those who diagnose and treat patients to those who pay for care, deliver health services, and those who supply the cures. Optum maintains operations across North America, South America, Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Our innovative partnerships provide technology and tools that enable unprecedented collaboration and efficiency. As a result, we can tap into valuable health care data to uncover insights and develop strategies for better care at lower costs.

About the role:

We're changing the way health care works for the better. That means consulting with our members, partnering with our physicians, and delivering drugs in the most efficient and effective way. Join us and start doing your life's best work.


We are looking for Genomic Data Scientists to join our Dublin Hub to help drive value and efficiencies from one of the world’s richest health-care datasets. As a Principal Data Scientist – Bioinformatics , you will be part of a transformational bioinformatics data science team looking to understand patient disease risk through both traditional bioinformatic analysis of clinical, genomic and other data sources in addition to applying the latest data-science and machine-learning methods to the problem.

You will have access to large longitudinal patient health records, whole genome sequences and modern analytics infrastructure, including your choice of open-source technologies to help us realize the promise of precision medicine. The ideal candidate will have a background in Genomics, Molecular Biology or similar combined with applied experience with Data Science and Machine-Learning.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Research and develop disease risk profiles using a combination of genomic and clinical/other healthcare data.
  • Apply modelling to improve detection, outcomes and patient experience at scale.
  • Research, develop and apply new innovative methods and technologies from other domains to health-care data.
  • Be a thought-leader and expounder of data science methods for bioinformatics and genomics, and support innovation within a collaborative environment.
  • Design and execute analyses from data gathering, analysis through to delivery and presentation of results.
  • Communicate insights to a variety of audiences from clinicians to geneticists to machine-learning experts to business partners.

You will be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role, as well as providing development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Extensive experience applying statistical methods to observational clinical, healthcare, or similar data.
  • Technical proficiency in standard bioinformatics pipelines including NGS/RNAseq data analysis, Genome Wide Association Studies, GATK, etc.
  • Experience of managing genomics data e.g. VCF, BAM etc.
  • Experience in application of machine learning / artificial intelligence approaches.
  • Experience with Python, R & UNIX.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in mining and analyzing medical and/or population genetics data, including public-domain life sciences repositories.

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make the health system work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.

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.


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