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Researcher - HIV, TB, & Selected Infectious Diseases

The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington. Its mission is to monitor global health conditions and health systems, as well as to evaluate interventions, initiatives, and reforms. IHME carries out 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. The aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better 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 HIV, TB & Select Infectious Diseases research team to work on a subset of infectious diseases the team currently estimates. The GBD Select IDs team takes on the challenging scientific endeavor of estimating the global burden of HIV, tuberculosis, diarrhea, lower respiratory infections, upper respiratory infections, meningitis, encephalitis, otitis, other unspecified infectious disease, and other intestinal infectious diseases. We do so by leveraging large amounts of data, working within a complex analytical framework, and engaging with a diverse global collaborator network.

IHME researchers analyze and produce key estimates for their assigned research team and will 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 Sates
Closing date
August 20th, 2021
Posted on
July 20th, 2021 21:06
Last updated
July 20th, 2021 21:06