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; Cost Effectiveness and Efficiency; 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 are 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 on the Simulation Science team. The Simulation Science team models the impact and cost-effectiveness of health care interventions for a variety of stakeholders. The scope of our work is wide. We produce models to compare interventions on maternal and child health, to evaluate new drugs for the treatment of non-communicable diseases, and to gauge the impact of public policy interventions on disease dynamics. This modeling work is done using a flexible, open-source simulation framework run on IHME’s 20,000-core high-performance computing cluster.
This position will focus on various simulation modeling projects to quantify the potential costs and effects of health interventions designed to reduce negative global health impacts and aid clients in strategic decision-making. The objectives of many of our projects are to develop modular components for our Python-based microsimulation framework and to validate/verify their behavior independently and in combination. This will require conducting background research into health interventions, risk factors, and diseases to understand current knowledge about their impacts and pathways and how this knowledge corresponds to GBD concepts, working with software engineers who will be programming in Python to implement and test modular components necessary for simulation models, and communicating results to the Simulation Science team lead.
We are looking for someone who has experience with simulation modeling, the ability to develop new methods and tools, and familiarity with epidemiology, statistics, disease modeling, data science, or related interests. 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. You thrive in a collaborative work environment and are capable of working on multiple projects concurrently while meeting deadlines. Overall, you will be joining an agile and collaborative team environment. This position is contingent upon project funding availability.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
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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…