Researcher or Postdoctoral Fellow, Future Health Scenarios
- Job posted by The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent research center at the University of Washington focused on expanding the quantitative evidence base for health. A core research area for IHME is the Global Burden of Diseases, Injuries, and Risk Factors (GBD) enterprise. A systematic, scientific effort to quantify the comparative magnitude of health loss due to diseases, injuries, and risk factors by age, sex, and geography over time, the GBD is the largest and most comprehensive effort to date to measure epidemiological levels and trends worldwide. The GBD’s aim is to provide policymakers, donors, and researchers with the highest-quality quantitative evidence base to make decisions that achieve better health.
IHME has an outstanding opportunity for a Researcher or Postdoctoral Fellow to join IHME’s forecasting team. This individual will analyze and produce key estimates as part of this endeavor. To do so, the individual must develop a strong command of GBD inputs, outputs, and methodology, including how GBD data are used and how GBD results relate to the forecasting project. The incumbent must also develop an understanding of the forecasting methodology and must already have a strong command of either epidemiology, statistics, disease modeling, or related interests.
This position will be integrally involved in producing, critiquing, improving, and disseminating results. Both using established modeling tools and through creation of novel code, the incumbent will play an integral role in generating forecasts, identifying areas for estimation improvement, and conveying results to diverse audiences. The individual will work with senior research leads and take part in the intellectual exchange about how to improve upon the results and in creating papers and presentations that help share the results with broader audiences.
The individual will be expected to interact successfully with a wide range of stakeholders and to describe complex concepts and materials concisely. Overall, the Researcher or Postdoctoral Fellow will be a critical member of an agile, dynamic research team. This position is contingent on project funding availability.
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