Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation

Postdoctoral Scholar, MENA COVID Modeling

IHME has an excellent opportunity for a Postdoctoral Scholar to join the MENA COVID modeling team. This position will be a part of new project in partnership with CDC to produce estimates related to COVID cases and outcomes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The Postdoctoral Scholar will be integrally involved in research design and implementation, including producing, critiquing, improving, and disseminating the project’s results. Anticipated start date is Spring 2021.

We are looking for someone ready to advance their career in global health research. IHME researchers and postdoctoral scholars analyze and produce key estimates for their assigned research team and assess all available relevant 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.


  • Exhibit command of future health scenarios, infectious diseases, Global Burden of Disease (GBD), Financing Global Health (FGH), and Microsimulation, among the research areas at IHME, including the methodologies and respective components.
  • Independently carry out quantitative analyses and participate in reciprocal research projects. Interpret and vet results from junior staff, formulate conclusions and inform team leaders.
  • Develop, quality check, and distribute complex data sets to be used in epidemiological and statistical analyses.
  • Contribute to drafting of presentations, manuscripts, and funding proposals. Lead and co-author scientific articles in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Maintain scientific awareness and intellectual agility with data, methods, and analytic techniques.
  • Provide ideas and content for the development of internal trainings. Teach established trainings.
  • Build collaboration across IHME teams and with CDC counterparts.
  • Other duties as assigned that fall within reasonable scope of research team.

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