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Researcher for the Reproductive, Genitorurinary, and Digestive Disease estimation (RGUD) team for IHME's Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to deliver to the world timely, relevant, and scientifically valid evidence to improve health policy and practice. IHME carries out its mission through a range of projects within different research areas including the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors; Future Health Scenarios; Costs and Cost Effectiveness; Resource Tracking; and Impact Evaluations. Our vision is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base so all people live long lives in full health.

IHME is committed to providing the evidence base necessary to help solve the world’s most important health problems. This requires creativity and innovation, which is cultivated by an inclusive, diverse, and equitable environment that respects and appreciates differences, embraces collaboration, and invites the voices of all IHME team members.

IHME has an excellent opportunity for a Researcher to join our Reproductive, Genitorurinary, and Digestive Disease estimation (RGUD) team for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) study. As a researcher, you will be integrally involved in analyzing and producing key estimates for select diseases and injuries in the RGUD portfolio, with emphasis on sexually transmitted infections (STIs), urinary and gynecologic disorders, and infertility. IHME researchers assess all available quantitative data – including those on causes of death, epidemiology, and a range of determinants such as education and income – from surveys, vital registration, censuses, literature, registries, and administrative records. Using established modeling tools and through creation of novel code, researchers incorporate all relevant data to produce the most up-to-date and scientifically credible results.

You will be integrally involved in producing, critiquing, improving, and disseminating results. You already have a command of epidemiology, statistics, disease modeling, or related interests, and we will help you develop an understanding of our core research and methodology. Our researchers work with senior research leads and external collaborators and take part in the intellectual exchange about how to improve upon and disseminate the results.

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Non academic
University of Washington | Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
Seattle, WA
United States
Closing date
August 19th, 2021
Posted on
July 19th, 2021 22:59
Last updated
July 19th, 2021 22:59