Health Care Claims Researcher

Health Care Claims Researcher

MN Department of Human Services

St. Paul, MN

$60,552 - $90,055 annually



GREAT BENEFITS PACKAGE! The State of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, retirement plan, tax-deferred compensation, generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. 


This position provides high-level research expertise for Health Care Administration (HCA). Duties include developing and executing studies of health care performance and outcomes, needs, utilization, service delivery, costs, health disparities and other epidemiological or demographic studies as needed by the department.  The incumbent in this position provides expertise in statistical analysis and research methodologies to divisions throughout the Department of Human Services. 


Responsibilities Include:

  • Conceptualizing, designing and carrying out research and evaluation studies to fulfill health care information needs.

  • Preparation of research reports for various technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Responding to internal and external requests for data and information, including highly technical analyses.

  • Ensuring that research conforms to Federal and State laws pertaining to human subjects research and privacy protection.

  • Advising research methodologies, such as survey design, evaluation and statistical methods

  • Interpretation of research studies and data to assist in translating empirical findings into policy and program decisions.


Minimum Qualifications:

Four (4) years of advanced professional research experience in the health or social sciences that demonstrates:

Extensive knowledge and experience with:

  • Statistical analysis software such as SAS, SPSS, STATA or R and/or SQL programming

  • Scientific research methodology, statistical analyses, evaluation techniques and current approaches to health care performance metrics, or risk adjustment methodologies

  • Data analysis, data manipulation, data transformation and interpretation, and modeling, including multiple regression techniques

  • Experience with project management, technical and non-technical and report writing and oral presentation of analysis and research results

  • Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels within and outside of the organization, and have excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Computer skills sufficient to construct tables and graphs displaying data/results to facilitate data analysis or to visually report data using statistical analyses, database reports and presentation software


Note: A Master's degree in the health or social sciences can be substituted for eighteen (18) months of advanced professional experience OR A Bachelor's degree in the health or social sciences or related discipline can be substituted for one (1) year of advanced professional experience

To facilitate proper crediting, please ensure that you clearly describe your experience in the areas listed.


Preferred Qualifications:

Doctoral degree in the health or social sciences


Experience with:

  • Health services research or health care policy

  • Large health care claims data stored in complex data warehouse systems

  • Risk adjustment or stratification of health care performance measures (cost, quality, patient safety etc.)

  • Program evaluation

  • Knowledge of Minnesota public health care programs, including coverage policy and purchasing strategies


HOW TO APPLY:       

All interested candidates must officially apply online through the State of Minnesota Careers website.


  1. Go to
  2. Under External Applicants, click the “Get Started” button
  3. Enter 8188 in Keywords on the Job Search Page
  4. Click on the Job Posting
  5. Click on Apply on the bottom of the vacancy announcement on the Job Posting Page


(NOTE: the state job classification for this position is Research Scientist 3)



For assistance with this process, contact the Website Helpdesk at 651-259-3637 or Please be sure to apply at your earliest convenience before the posting closes at MIDNIGHT on Tuesday, October 25th, 2016.



If you have questions, please contact:


Pam Hughes, Recruiter

Phone: 651-431-3281




If you are an individual with a disability and need an ADA accommodation for an interview, you may contact Lisa Duda at 651-431-2344 or for assistance.